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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14381) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12544) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12398) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!

clloudy dak amber, fine beihe head, drops of lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a candy sweetness, thick sweet body, lots of sweet dark caramel malt flavor, lots of bitterness, .

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10136) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8566) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
2003 version, on tap at the brewery. Slightly cloudy dark brown beer with low to no head. Hugely malty aroma, biscuit, cookie, caramel. Seems like there is a vanilla oakiness as well. Flavour is incredibly sweet, white grapes, caramel, and biscuity malts. There is some hoppy flavours here, but the bitterness is completely overwhelmed by the massive malts up front. There is some alcoholic flavour in this as well. This beer could use a few more years of aging before becoming something really special. I like it, but it’s just too thick at this point.


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