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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (2093) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle @ Fonefan. Hazy amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is sweat, raisin, plum, acohol, oxidized. Flavor is dark fruit, raisins, caramel, alcohol, earthy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11728) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, oxidized and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 110113

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle, 10%. Hazy Dark amber/ruby with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, berries and oxidized. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, toffee, berries, oak, wood with notes of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are burnt caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Pours ruby amber with a small white head.Sweet malty. Oxidized with a bit of port and lots of dark fruit. Cellar, fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. A bit over the top. 012 bottling.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bomber. Labeled as Old Knucklehead - Barley Wine Style Ale - Ale Aged with Oak - No. 013 Bottling. Sweet and fruity with mild bitterness. Never did pick up any oak. Finish is sweet with a light boozyness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
This is No.13. Pours a dark amber with a thin tan head that recedes to an outer ring. Smells very nice. Got hints of pine resin, spruce and even some faint banana. Intense flavors. Bittersweet with a strong alcohol finish. banana, amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, Very bittersweet flavor. Intense. Starts sweet, then a sort of bitter fruit flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Thick feel with average carbonation. Definately a big beer with alot going on.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
I didn’t quite cotton to this 2012 version. A little to sweet and strong for my taste. This dark orange brew was also a little chewy and viscous for me.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cristobal37 (278) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
I’m not a big fan of the barleywine style. I’ve tried specifically those which others have rated highly. While I found this more drinkable than Anchor’s Old Foghorn, it was still quite unpleasant. Very full beer which stays on the tongue for a while. Rich alcohol flavor. Maybe I should give it another go, but didn’t like it the first time around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2843) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
On tap at Bridgeport Pub - Pours burnt siena with a thin foamy light tan head. Nose is dark fruit, sweet malt, peat, and a whiskey heat. Taste is pretty hot, with sweet boozy bread, light grassy hops, and bourbon-soaked raisins. Warming finish. Smooth, with a medium body. A little sweet for my tastes, but a half pint was a nice size.


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