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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2007
05’ vintage on tap at BPP. Thought this was one of the more impressive of the beers I tried at BPPs barley wine fest. A bit more malt complexity than most barleywines....comes off with more than just pure sweetness from the high alcohol. Alcohol has died down a bit, but still very much there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2006
Draught 03’ vintage @ Brouwer’s Café during Hard Liver 2006: Ruby caramel, moderate off-white head, foamy, fairly nice lacing.   Malty, bready, and slight caramel on the nose.   Sweet biscuity malt on the tongue, with moderate hop bitterness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Slightly sticky.   A little alcohol burn on the exit.   Fairly good!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Much darker in color with some dark ruby edges and a light ring of foam. Amazing aroma, full of fresh cookie dough and yeasty bready esthers. Sweet wheat bready malty goodness, aftertaste comes and goes, tasty but forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Sampled the ’03 version on tap in February 2006. Dark amber, nice appearance. Seems to have aged well, because this is a very nice barleywine. Well-balanced, good malty flavor with nice hop backbone.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Very alcoholic aroma Pours light, thin yeast head..that makes it darker Darker as it sits in glass Malt, scotch, Sipper Bitter aftertaste, not enough balance Date,fig

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Pours a deep mahogany and copper color. Very sweet smelling with hints of alcohol. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and has a very strong bitter hop flavor. Very warming, and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Pours a deep red, very clear, with a small off-whtie head. Very rich sweetness throughout, lots of rich fruit in the flavor, caramel, and a big hop finish. A liittle bit of alcohol shows in the finish. Nice barleywine that has lots of hops to age a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2005 Hard Liver 2005
2003 vintage
Extremely dark red and purple hues. Smoky flavor, with a very acidic and biting palate, almost annoying. Hot alcohol everywhere, with a ’raunchy’ burnt maple syrup flavor that is unpleasent. Full of old, burnt food with hot hops and acetone aromas. As it warms it thankfully improves, with less of an alcohol burn and more oat and brown sugar flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
02.20.05 Tap at Toronado BWF #58, the other beer that was added on Sunday. Dark brown beer is hoppy, pine and apricot. Fruity and light to smell. Little lace. Dry malts, light roast, nutty. Sticky and pleasing, toffee. Middling hops to finish dry but with very sweet undertones. One of the good surprises of the event for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Draught, at the brewery

Even at a year old, this is still too young. Amber-brown colour. Toffeeish, brown sugary aroma with hints of pine and peach. Very sweet palate. Lots of brown sugar taste, with hints of vanilla, toffee, and pine. It’s got to be around 80 IBUs - you can tell there’s quality cohumulone there but this beer is soooo sweet despite it. A little bit of alcohol gets into the finish. Give it a couple of years.


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