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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.


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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
2003 bottle. Hey it was X-mas in July so what better way to celebrate than with a Barley Wine? Well this barley wine lived up to everything i could ask from it. Big citrus flavors with a good amount of yeasty character. Some fruits in the nose of the raisin and fig variety. They say there is alcohol in this beer?? Were was it, i dint taste it, but i did feel it a bit later, that is a different story.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2006
A little light for a barleywine, but great. Malty. Seems like something Frodo Baggins would drink on the way through the Elvish realm.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2007
This was a surprisingly nice and mild barleywine. I don’t usually like barley wines and this was really nice. I had it on the sampler at bridgeport brewery. gotta get me some.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2004
I have never rated ths one. Still the 2003 (with Fred on the label). Did they make a 2004? I have not seen it. Apperance - Tawny (hehe - I finally got to use this word in a beer description) amber with smalll tiny bubble off-white head. Aroma - Deeply maty with alcohol and some very faint hop and raisin notes. Taste - Intensley malty at first with some hops and alcohol in the finish. Leaves me wanting another sip - which I am going to have.

3.9
   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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2013
22oz bomber, bottling no. 13. Pours a rich mahogany with light mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet, boozy, and slightly earthy. Some oak, vanilla, and bourbon notes come through as it warms. Oak definitely present in the taste, with bourbon, pitted fruit, and vanilla notes. Great, complex barley wine.

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.


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