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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
This Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed with double amounts of malts and hops to create a rich, mahogany colored, resinous brew. Aged for three full months before release, this ale is complex, strong, malty and full of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Bottle- 2003 Vintage (score=2.3). Mega syruppy sweet barlewine. Boot polish aroma, heaps of fruitcake, raisin and figs, very cloying. 2004 vintage on tap@Bridgeport (score=3.5): Sweet caramel and raisin, sweet, but this tap 2004 version was better balanced than the 2003 from the bottle. Re-rate: Bottle- vintage 1997. Really sweet raisiny as usual, but this has developed a toasted character, which is quite nice, kind of like raisin toast, mellowed a bit it and less sweet than when young 3.7 (my score is a rough average of the 3.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Loved this one. Mighty malty - toffee? sure, and more, figs, prunes, whatever it isyou’re pulling from the old jam jar and topping with hops. I like this one and as much as I figured I would hold onto a bottle it looks like I’ve drunk them all. Sigh. Anyone up for a drive?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2004
No. 11, Poursa dark hazy brown with a small white head. Rich malty aroma. Taste is very rich and smooth with hints of molasses. Great Barleywine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2096) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2004
12 oz brown bottle " No 011" Fred Eckhardt on the label 2003 edition. Lovelly malty aroma mixed with a rather resinous alcohol scent.Prunes and figs come to mind for some reason. Dark amber, almost chesut in apprearance, small white head that dissapears fast..leaving small amount of lace. Taste is chocolate, creamy toffee,rum like, bitter near the end, alcohol is pronounced. Nice on the tongue quite warming going down. I liked this ale..one dimensional maybe but its a bloody good dimension!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
Deep amber in colour with a large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses and toffee. Well malted and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2004
Amber ruby in colour with a medium sized medium lastin gtan head. The nose is sweet malty and suggary. The taste is malty and suggary and heavy with lots of alcohol. The alcohol is just a bit agressive tho.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
Garnet with tan head. Nose has hints of fruit, molasses, toffee. Decent body and mouthfeel. Flavor has some sweetness. Caramel. Puts me in mind of another spirit. Maybe a fortified wine like a port. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2004
(2003) dark scarlet red mixed with shades of mahogany, a thin light wispy head, malty sugary profile, toffee with hints of chocolate, alcohol, fruity – prunes, raisins, nicely hopped, earthy and nutty; flavor is strong and bitter, well-hopped, touches of alcohol, creamy and well-textured, toffee, prunes, hints of chocolate and nuts, a bit light in the finish, some molasses and spices as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5640) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2004
My bottle says No. 011, 2003 bottling. Pours ruby red with a small tan head. Nose is sugary with light alcohol notes, dark fruit, and malt. NICE! Taste is alcohol, sugary sweet malt, caramel, and more fruit. Velvety smooth mouthfeel and only a splash of bitterness during the finish. It's probably only a few months old but this is a rather perfect condition for a barley wine to be in. Similar to Legend Barleywine, in that it was also already "mature". Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Garnet body with significant carbonation and a tight silky sand-colored head. Sweet candy-like aroma of caramel, overripe berries, brandy, and musk. Sweet and leathery with a bitter finish. Has some wood polish elements in the flavor as well.

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