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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Just released on Christmas Eve! This rich, full-bodied barley wine is copper in color, with a smooth caramel sweetness, warming alcohol content, and balanced hop character. Original Gravity 1.100


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 28, 2013
Easily the best BB beer I had yesterday. Very british - tawny, smooth, rich. Lots of orchard fruit flavours, caramel, marmalade, toffee. Soft but luxurios bitterness in the finish. Would age well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from the brewery, winter 2012/2013, 9.6% ABV
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized head, short lived. Malt aroma, caramel, mild; some paint thinner; more was expected. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; nice malt flavor, sweet, but not heavy as other Barley Wines; correct bitterness level, less than other American Barley Wines; the hop provides a light fruity touch too; warming alcohol feeling in the end.
Good balance; sweet and fruity Barley Wine, lean feeling.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
22-ounce bomber: Delicious, wholesome and pleasant barley wine. Murky deep amber. Fruity-sweet nose. Full-bodied texture. Wholesome flavors of caramel, nuts, wood and dark bread. Perfect amount of sweetness at its core. Bold yet round and smooth hops -- grassy, earthy and herbal. Touch of umami. Balanced hop bitterness is aided by a soothing amount of alcohol. Good sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled 650ml (PBF, alc. 9.6%)
Nut brown color, small off-white head. Ryeish, caramelly, malty aroma. Full-bodied. Caramel, rye, sherry, some tickling alcohol. Liquerish palate. Probably few years old bottle. Quite nice, a bit Bigfoot-like big American barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled (thanks after4ever!). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, some alcohol, mild nutty and wooden notes as well. Flavour is ripe fruits, toffee, mild spices as welol as sweet malts and a slight burn of alcoohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
August maroon-cider body with creamy burnt beige top. Luscious aroma full of medium crystal malts and dollops of fruitiness, punctuated by juicy pineapple bursts. Candi apple body, sweet like ice wine and with a powerful presence of candi malt and overripe fruit character. Wet hoppiness with juicy, fruity, sweet tea finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bomber courtesy of bvc pours clear sparkling deep copper with thin off white head. The aroma has firm muted nearly moldy grapefruit, mild yet assertive citrus hops, pine, a mild level of spicy hops and a touch of floral. The taste has loads of various hops with smooth spicy hops, pine, floral, grapefruit and tangelo. Beneath all those hops is a thin layer of caramel and sweet maltiness. Great balance, great smoothness and a great American Style Barleywine. Thanks Boundary Bay!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT WesleyChapel-thanks to ? Ibrew2or3?-22oz bottle-pours An off white head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-raisin/plum. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/molasses, dark fruit-raisin/plum, some earthy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2010
bouteille partagée avec ibrew2or3 couleur cuivre, col blanc cassé. Arôme et goût de fruits noirs, malt caramel, sucre brun, céréales, sec au palais avec qcq notes de houblons et donne une amertume qui reste bien en avant sans pour cela prendre le dessus. Alcool est bien présent. Le caramel reste présent tout au long de la dégustation qui fini sur un aspect fruité et caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark reddish brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of toffee / treacle, brown sugar, and lots of sweetness. Flavour is massive, full-bodied dark caramel / toffee, brown sugar, and raisins, with a big alcohol kick. A most excellent barley wine.


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