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RATINGS: 1536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Copper in color. Strong hoppy floral aroma with hints of citrus. Medium body well balanced with a strong citrusy hop start but finishes malty and dry. A good big hopped Barley wine that does great in the cellar for about 3yrs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (332) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Rich. Malty. Sweet. Limited play from the hops. It fell between the English and the American Bwine style. I wish it was one or the other. Ok. Muted. Blah... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Really enjoyable barley wine....a little hoppy but really smooth...dried fruits some malt and tons of hops....yummy!....(#500)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (583) - - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Ruby-orange in hue with a bit of haze in the middle. One finger of pillowy, sticky light tan head sits atop the brew. I know this bottle isn’t as fresh as possible -- those that are have an amazing fresh, grassy hop aroma. Still, this is big and citrusy,with a flash of orange and grapefruit backed up by caramelized sugar cooking on the stove. In the flavor, it’s as smooth as a pale ale, but with noticeable heft and alcohol. Grassy, piney hops lead and grip the tongue with brute strength between sips. The back end has a bit of caramel and some lingering toasted biscuit notes. Medium body, not too heavy. Smooth and bitter. One of my favorite barleywines for its drinkability and perfectly blended flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notayankee (33) - Arkansas, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle pour into goblet. 1/2 inch tan head leaves lasting lacing. Aroma has raisiny, roasty, malty tones. Appearance is hazy red. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour with full body. Texture is creamy and flat. This beer has a nice bitter long finish. A well-balanced barley wine with good hoppiness throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Nice hoppy barley wine. Mahogany color. Lots of piney citrus hops over malty caramel base. Decent amount of dark fruit and warming booze. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a clear reddish-brown with an average size white head. Wonderful aroma of hops, hops and hops! There’s just enough malt, fruit and yeast in the aroma to balance it out just right. Flavour of hops and malt is also nicely balanced. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (603) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
Hog Heaven? More like Hop Heaven, amiright? Sorry about that. Okay, so Hog Heaven is my kind of Barleywine. It pours a mouthwatering shade of deep red-brown and has a big, long-lasting head. (Big, long-lasting head? I honestly typed that sentence with a straight face? Huh.) The aroma is stolen by the hops. You get a big noseful of resinous pine. Hops rule the flavor as well. You get some toffee and caramel, but mostly you get whole lot of hoppy bitter goodness. This barleywine takes advantage of its huge malt base by hopping the bejesus out of it. I love the results.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (747) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. A- Hoppy, caramel, dark fruits. A- Deep mahogany color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Very bitter, pine, caramel, dark fruits. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Holy hop bomb! Did someone mix up my barleywine with a super imperial ipa. This was more bitter than a lot of ipas I’ve had. Just too over bearing for me, I like my barleywines smoother and fruitier not in your face intensely hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (952) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2015
Classic stand up barley wine. Clear mahogany pout with a big frothy off white head. Aroma was fruit cake, candied hops, caramel for days, more cake. Flavors were sweet with nice notes of caramel and citrus forward hops. Plus mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Nice hoppy bitter finish with good citrus notes. Super hoppy Barleywine, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Big bottle purchased at Elevated. Consumed in tulip glass. Deep orange, maybe copper. Aroma picks up the hops added near the end of the brewing process. Little bit of a tropical fruit element. Persistent half finger white head. Taste is really interesting conflicting style profiles. Definitely hoppy especially at the finish. Slaps you in the face. The hop resin and bitterness is there in full force. It has some of Belgian malty sweetness and dark fruit, raisin quality at the beginning. Alcohol presence. Starts off soft before giving way to the oily hop resin towards the end. I like the beginning but think the hops are overdone at the end. I guess Hog Purgatory would be a better name in my book.

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