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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
1999 vintage, rated 2003
Dark amber-orange; aroma is typical of barley wines this age - toffee, chocolate, molasses, with slight band-aid phenols. Rich complex malt profile - earth and pine included. Solid and serviceable, as it's always been.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14. Clear golden amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, spice, toffee, dark fruits. Taste comprises rich toffee, sweet licks, toasted brown sugar, dates, figs, caramel fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol. Decent well rounded barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (12453) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 9, 2011
Herb-malziger Antrunk mit spürbarem Alkohol. Etwas muffiger Mittelteil, weiterhin Alkohol, diesmal aber weicher. Das Malz bleibt hinter seinen Möglichkeiten zurück und wirkt nun zuckrig. Dann wieder ausgewogener, leichter Hopfen, trocken. Erdiger und süß-malziger Ausklang. 9/11/11/12/7/11

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12310) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2006
No. 011/2003 bottling. Aroma of malt, alcohol and prune/plum. Under halogen it’s deep amber to reddish gold at the bottom. Tastes of malt, phenols, dark pitted fruit (cherry plum?). No citrus. No pine. Medium mouthfeel. Sipping quality. Finish is tannic rather than bitter. Dark fruit persists.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
1999 version. Deep amber, slightly cloudy, minimal head. Aroma is sweet, slightly vinous, rich. Taste is straight-up barleywine -- sweet (somewhat fruity), big hoppy beer, with loads of malts balancing things out. Good alcohol burn on the swallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11821) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and copper/red color. Aroma is sweet/syrupy fermented fruit. Taste follows, medium malt, some alcohol. OK effervescence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Clear garnet color with a minimal offwhite head.Aromas of plum, grape,and tobacco promise more than yhe flavor delivers. Somewhat complex flavors of grape tobacco and some pepper. Still the flavors are light for the style, as is the mouthfeel. Come on Bridgeport, you can do better than this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 05, 1998
Appearance: Dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: strong fruity malt aroma with slight floral hops
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, light hopping, light bitterness, nice warming finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: **4

Date: February 23, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Vintage: 1999
Appearance: Dark amber, frothy tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: rich sweet fruity malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, low bitter finish, slight alcoholic essence

Date: September 27, 2004
Vintage: 1999
Appearance: muddy brown
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with hints of ripe fruit
Body: big body
Flavor: incredable rich malt flavor, lots of dark fruity character, low bitterness keeps it all balanced, has really matured and blended nicely

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

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