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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The port wine of beers. Barley wine, meaning literally a wine brewed with barley. This beer is quite strong, with a fruity, floral bouquet and a warming, bitter finish. Meant to be sipped as an apéritif, rather than quaffed as a beer.


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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
I forgot to rate this after I drank it so I really can't give it an accurate rating, I just wanted to put in a rating for my list.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Sample at the Canal St location. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, apple and some alcohol. Malty and caramelly flavor with light apple before a bitter and grassy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at Fenway. Pours hazy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild malty and slight caramelish. Sweet caramelish, light bitter and with a light alcohol bite. Ends mild bitter and malty.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Cold growler: Pours a clear golden orange color with a minimal ivory head that quickly disappears. Aroma is of rich malts, fruit and flowers, with some alcohol notes. Taste is of rich malts and strong floral hops with notes of citrus. Medium to full bodied and crisp with ample carbonation. Ending is of elongated floral bitterness with malty notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/08/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Fenway

hazy dark yellow, wispy white head, lots of lace, sweet caramel aroma with a fruity candy sweetness, thick sticky sweet body, lots of fruity sweetness like gummy bears in a glass, a touch of bitterness tries to come in to balance before it is chased out the back door by the fruity sweetness, this would be wonderful with a couple years of age on it to give the fruit a chance to ripen

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7351) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2006
Had this on tap in Boston Beer Works Dec 2005. Aroma a bit cloyingly sweet with some malt and this continues in the taste dept’ not my favourite here the IPA takes that mantle, but ok.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
on tap-pours an offwhite head with copper/orange color. Aroma is sweet, malt. Taste is very sweet, malt, alcohol, slick mouthfeel. Not my taste but OK for sipping. A souped up Ice Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2006
On Tap at Boston Beer Works, sweet hopps, with lots of caramel. very nice and drinkable, yet heavy ad warming. not bad at all. not a huge fan of the Barley Wines, but a solid beer none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
(2004 Vintage) Hazy copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, caramel, berry, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, cherry/berry, light grapefruit. Some alcohol. Medium-full body with moderate stickiness.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 On draught January 2005 at the Canal St location. Deep golden with caramel/honey tints and a firm, off-white head. Fairly clear. Smells of sweet caramel and powerfully bitter, high alpha American hops. Flavor is beyond unbalanced. This is all hops, with some sweet caramel malt in the background. Citrusy bitter hops at the start, middle and finish. If I had this out of a bottle, I would have poured the rest out. The malt in the background isnt even interesting. It is just sweet, sticky and pure caramel flavor. Full body, is one of the only things this has going for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2005
@ Fenway location, but was from Canal st location. Good nose, piney, citrusy, biscuity, orange. Classic bronze color, small head hat faded. Bitter flavors. A burnt , grapefruit, orange kinda thing. Full body, oily syrupy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Warming. Probably my favorite from Beerworks


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