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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish copper color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit, malt and resin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart citrus sweet flavor with a medium fruity sweet finish with a small alcohol bite of moderate duration. Complex beer that I would share with a freind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2009
1999. Bottle, this was actually a sample from a cracked bottle that someone(nameless) left in the freezer. Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of honey, wood, fruit, and some alcohol. A bit of oxidation is noticeable on the nose and the tongue. Flavor is honey, fruit and some tartness. This is good. But not fabulous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Thanks wildaho? - Pours dk orange with a small head, little carbonation...aroma is sweet caramel, hop flowers...flavour is similar, fairly straightforward, fruity, bit boozy...good stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
courtesy of fishingnet. pours orange, off white head. Aroma picked up some bourbon like aroma, malt, caramel, sugar and spices. Taste, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts coupled with some citrus hops and a faint wood presence.Some fine tasting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2346) - JAPAN - APR 21, 2009
Rather sub standard for such a big beer. Really disappointed. THe nose was rather sweet. The body was medium to full. Other than that the flavour profile was minimal and I felt more than a little ripped off. Expensive malt liquor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Rich and chewy with some fruity esters, caramel, sweet and malty with a hint of woodiness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7113) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
bottling # 12 .. ... quite upfront but smooth .. . abit thin in the mouth .. .taste is nicebut seems all over the place .. low bitterness .. "i’ve been calling her krandell" .. . really seems alcoholic, . what would age do to this pup .. . seems to bypass the throat and pipes and goes right to the stomach! .. . . ’skinny, crabby, catch ya later’ ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma of cherry and alcohol. Flavor was fruity with bitter finish. Alcohol was prominent in the flavor profile...may benefit from some aging. Not my favorite Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle no. 12. Poured a light caramel color with a light malty and chocolate aroma. Was too carbonated. Had too much acidity, medium hops, and a little bit of dark fruit. Definitely needed more age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from Capone’s samples while receiving a Christmas gift on 12/21/08. Pours dark brown with off-tan head. Nose is ripe berries, caramel malt, hops, pprunes, bourbon. Tastes caramel malty, fruity, with hops, slight funk, cheese, and a medium rich, complex palate. Not world class, but I’d drink this one again any time, especially while receiving a special X-mas gift. And this is the amazing thing: as much as I liked this one, I can completely understand GlouGlou Burp’s rating before me. This one is a bit of an enigma.

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