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RATINGS: 233   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Cheers Gromit for yet another tastey beverage...POurs a dark red with a small off-white head that is quick to dissipate...Aroma is sweet with alcohol coming through...Starts out with some sweet maltiness that is coupled with dark fruit and a good dose of almost assertive hopppiness...Finnish seems a little sticky...This is a jam up Barleywine

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2003
A simple barley wine, malty a little sweet hops balancing it out nicely. Almost an every day beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Mahogany colored with a small creamy beige head. SMells and taste like sweet raisins. Has a medium body and velvetty palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JAN 6, 2005
This is a pretty darn good barleywine. Very drinkable and full bodied with decent flavor. Pours nice and dark. I will have this one again.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2003 First had this brew on cask at the brewpub in portland. It's amazing on cask. I just opened up a bottle, 2003 vintage. It's pretty darn good in a bottle. Beautiful appearance, masks the ABV well, a little fruity. Rerate:bonus points for cask, I had it again recently.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 25, 2002
This was a 1992, tasted in 2002 - lots of sediment, wonderful aroma, very tasty, may have been past it’s prime and not always cellared well. This is a very good beer, should have drank it two years ago.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pours medium amber with a thing white head. Mostly diminishing head with decent lacing. Smells of sweet, hops, and bitter smelling. Real sweet and then gets real bitter neat bear.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Dark fruit is quickly followed by a mustiness, pungent tartness. Pours a deep ruby color with off white head. Plum, blackberry jam begins, drying out the palate in the process. Chewy and thick; almost syrupy. Alcohol warmth reminds you that this is a barleywine. Will warm you up from the inside.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2004
First off, it's ugly as all hell. No head, and a weird kind of see-through purple color. A little bit of cherries in the otherwise boring aroma. Very thin and even a little fizzy. I pick up some nyquil underneath all that fizz. I can drink it, but only because I'm a sucker for barleywines. This is way short of what I'm looking for though. I won't be buying this again, especially because there's so many more to choose from that are so much better (Full Sail, Victory, DogFish Head Immort Ale, etc.). No complexity or anything interesting in a positive way at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Reddish brown with a tan head that stays only as a reminder that this beer is different. Very complex and strong alochol taste, which was not expected with the sweet sugary aroma. The fruity taste subsides to the hoppiness for a bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but watch how much of it you drink!


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