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RATINGS: 1499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop loverís delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Nice citrus, fruity aroma. Malty and warming, the alcohol is ever present. Nice barley wine, but something is missing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at Kamikaze. Not in the mood to drink this as what I waited all day tp drink (Ushitora Brewery) for ran out... 750+tx (820) yen for 200 ml 9.2% an opaque deep orange-brown with a filmy beige head and ok lacing. Definitely a us style Barleywine with a huge dank resinous musty hop bouquet and a little maltiness struggling to get through the hop onslaught. Very sharply carbonated and exceptionally bitter - the taste is like licking a pine cone. Not balanced and not really what I want in a Barleywine. I feel it is more like an imperial IPA or triple IPA, just way too hoppy. Maybe if it warms up itíll improve but at this point I just want to go home... Well i was right, it became slightly more balanced after warming up displaying some malt character but remaining a mistly dank resinous bitter beer. Not at all what I want from a Barleywine...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (386) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Sample tnx to kraddel. Pours amber. Alcoholic, sweet, grainy aroma. Taste strong alcoholic, sweet, bitter Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
650 ml. bottle shared by Kraddel during the (Ice) Cider/Perry tasting @ Barely Legal Tasting Room. Thank you! This is clearly some kind of vintage but I cannot find a date on the bottle. It is possible that the Vintage is 2013. Dark amber, little head. Typical oxidized nose, herbal, heavy on herbs, bitter old hops. Taste is bitter oxidized, liquorish, bitter herbal, old hops, oxidized bitter herbal-ness, light toffee, grains. Body is aged. Decent but not stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3470) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle . Pours amber, rather small white head . Smell is grainy, fresh , bit bitter . Taste is bitter, bit weak , grains , sweet, some metal notes . Nice .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
had Alaskan and Avery Hog Heaven side by side. Neither was a letdown, even though they were opposite ends of the spectrum. Both poured a deep ruby/amber. Alaskan was a touch darker, and both had great frothy head with a vigorous pour, awesome retention. Averyís aroma was definitely hop-heavy, but balanced just enough and was freakin incredible. took a giant inhale before every sip. Ditto for the Alaskan, but this one was all malty sweetness, and a touch of hops. At first, in the aroma and taste, it begged for more time in the cellar, but by the time I got to the end, I just wanted to keep breathing it in. The aromas were the high point for both beers, but the flavor was enjoyable as well...Avery similar to Bigfoot, but better balanced, and Alaskan like a slightly sweeter/less hoppy Old Stock. Alaskan won the battle of the body as it was thick and full, Avery was weaker (9.4) & thinner, but incredibly drinkable for a barleywine. Those who are not hop heads may not like it as much, but while both were great examples of Amercan & English Barleywines respectively, Iíll give a tiny nod to Avery in the head to head, but imagine Alaskan would win in a year as it seemed like the type of beer that would age incredibly well. Fun, fun, fun!" 8/09 - still very good. didnít age quite as well as iíd hoped.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (352) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a 2014 bomber into a pint glass golden reddish orage with a thick off white head. Aroma is sweet grass. Flavor is a superb dry hops with a caramel toffee sweetness that makes you want to savor the taste. Its incredible. Have had on tap at Avery and for past several years. Need to seriously age but unfortunately when I see this brew in the beer vault at home....I have no patience to age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
bomber shared with jammer and hakes, puirs clear red with white, head, this stuf smells potent, caramel hoppy, nice clean barley wine , love it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
From a 650ml bottle on 8/10/2014. Pours a cloudy dark golden with fine yeast floaties and a smallish head. Has a delightful and powerful hop filled aroma, with lots of pine, fruit and caramel. In the mouth, it presents more as a DIPA rather than a barley wine, though thereís lots of malt evident. Thereís masses going on but it itís integrated beautifully, with lots of sweet apricot, caramel and toffee, with a smashing, big, dry bitterness which presents a touch of grapefruit and resin. It tastes like a big beer but the alcohol is quite well hidden, and it goes down so easily. Has a full body and a creamy texture, but itís not particularly sticky, with moderate to average carbonation. Damn this is good stuff - complex, supremely balanced and extremely moreish. A truly incredible beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle (22oz $7.50): Coudy redish brown with great head that stuck around a bit. Lots of citris in the aroma. Stong Malt and citris taste. Some bitterness and metallic taste in the end. To me it seems more like and IPA than a Barely Wine.... Maybe I am more used to English Barley wines. In any case its good but I like less hoppy barley wines.

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