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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeBrake (14) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2005
2003 bottle. This is a good one. Pours mahogany with almost no head. Predominately bready and raisiny nose. Flavor is rich and malty, nicely balanced by the hops, not too sweet, not overly rich but rich enough, very smooth, malty, and caramelly. Not overly complex, but it does what it does well. The alcohol is very well hidden. Iím curious to compare this with a more recent vintage to see how it has mellowed with time - I would guess it has improved with age. Iíll be stocking up on this one come wintertime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
collinthib (8) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Eh- It looks like a barleywine. Itís a little alcohol forward both in aroma and in taste. The fruity esters here are a bit over the top. I initially got hints of Wrigleyís Juicy Fruit-ish banana funky-ness. Itís an mediocre barleywine, but certainly not a homerun.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DGluch (5) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
Remarkably deep flavor for a barley wine. It's more than just malt there's even some oaky flavors. The only downside is how hard it is to find. - Drink & Give Thanks to The Lord

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