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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12451) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2010
Pour is a deep murky brown with no head. The nose is caramel, malt, and dry, resinous hops. The taste is a murky, dank caramel malt with a funky hop presence. The palate is medium to heavy thickness with a chewy presence. Decent BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
From notes. Hazy amber. Disappearing off white carbonation. Dark berry/cherry preserves, rich malt, toasty caramel/cookie/toffee, fig newton, light dose of spicy, earthy, resinous hops, subtle alcohol. Full body, smooth. Easy to drink considering. Very nice barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kangaroo (67) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Smells of warmth and caramel. Tastes of brown sugar, more caramel, roasted barley. Has a very sweet start finished with sharp resiny hops. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle of ’09. Poured amber brown with a moderate off-white head. Has a brown sugar aroma with a sharp resin hoppiness. Flavor is brown sugar and caramel, dark dried fruits, and an IIPA level of resinous hops. Has a medium mouthfeel. This is very pleasant to drink, though this is close to being an IIPA as barley wines go. The hops dominate over the sweeter flavors quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6 fl.oz. @ [ Thisted tasting ].
[ Courtesy of Maria ]. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, prune, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic - peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090316]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bomber from Bitbucket, listed at 9.6% Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet and rich and malty and all in all pretty nice. Taste is sweet malty with a lot of rich dark dried fruit. All in all a pretty decent barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2009
Thisted tasting. Courtesy of After4eveer, thanks Tom. It is beautiful, dark red copper and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and raisin. The flavour has sweetness, notes of dark fruits, alcohol, malt, caramel, raisin and citrus. It is nice – but not as complex as a lot of other US BW’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
cloudy opaque red hue, nose of alcohol, barley, malt. taste is highly sweet with a small lingering minty bitterness. Palate feels hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 09. Pours very red, with a small head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles around the edge. Lots of fruit, but it’s still very dry. Sweet undertones with a hint of artificial bubble-gum sweetness. Lots of hops, but not quite enough of a malt counter. A friend described it as tasting like "artificial cranberries" - not exactly sure when I’ve had those, but I think she’s right. Borderline medicinal, but not offensive. Almost like it has notes of that kids juice drink Twister.

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