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RATINGS: 231   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 A barley wine for the masses. Aroma of fruit, faint cinnamon and vanilla, faint yellow cake, touch of bubble gum, grapes, and roasted malt. Semi sweet flavor with a touch of brown sugar. A little over carbed, not sweet enough, and simple...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4488) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Copper in colour with a medium-sized tan head with large bubbles. Pit fruit smells such as prunes and figs dominate the aroma with caramel and roasted malt aromas in the background. Full-bodied; strong initial taste of pit fruit and malt, then fades to show some hops and coffee/chocolate bitterness. The alcohol is noticeable after you take a sip, and fades away a few minutes later. Not really recommended by me, there are plenty of better barley wines to try no matter what coast you live on. Overall, a decent beer, but not really fitting in the barley wine category...it seems like more of a traditional ale in my opinion. This one most remineded me of Young's Old Nick "barley wine". I had number 11 from the 2003 bottling. I bought this 12 ounce beer at Liqour Mart in Boulder, Colorado.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Deep ruby. Candy, taffy, fruity, powdery sugars. Not well masked, strong, sweet, peachy/fruity. Sugars last too long.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
Garnet with tan head. Nose has hints of fruit, molasses, toffee. Decent body and mouthfeel. Flavor has some sweetness. Caramel. Puts me in mind of another spirit. Maybe a fortified wine like a port. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Bottle- 2003 Vintage (score=2.3). Mega syruppy sweet barlewine. Boot polish aroma, heaps of fruitcake, raisin and figs, very cloying. 2004 vintage on tap@Bridgeport (score=3.5): Sweet caramel and raisin, sweet, but this tap 2004 version was better balanced than the 2003 from the bottle. Re-rate: Bottle- vintage 1997. Really sweet raisiny as usual, but this has developed a toasted character, which is quite nice, kind of like raisin toast, mellowed a bit it and less sweet than when young 3.7 (my score is a rough average of the 3.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle- 03 vintage- Batch 11- Pours a clear dark amber/crimson color. Small whtie head. Aroma is dark cherry soda, buttermilk biscuits, tofee and a little alcohol and cherry juice tickles the nose. Flavor starts sweet and goes into a very creamy tofee malt thing. Lots of cinnamon and caramel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2003: Light aromas of dried fruit. Deep color with very little head. Flavors of sour apples with a bitter finish. Needs to stand for a few years.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (9634) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Bottled: Orange coloured. Clear. Beige small head. Alcohol is dominating the aroma. Flavour of fruit, alcohol and some grape (sourness). Very alcoholdense in the end. I really like some of the american Barley Wines, but this is pretty average and onedimensional.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2008
12-oz. #10--this is a ’99 bottling tasted in 08. Still has a gasp under the cap, good sign. Still pours up a big head, good sign. Pours deep murky dark brown with ruby highlights. Thick, creamy tan head and lots of sudsy lace. Huge nose of toffee, fresh-cut hardwood, apples, caramel, and rubbing alcohol. Medium, slightly creamy body. Still got a bit of carb spritzing around in the farther corners here and there. Apples, caramel, toffee, woodiness, tobacco, leather--all those delectable aged BW notes are here. Unfortunately, they brought over their unpleasant neighbor, a fumigant, harsh rubbing alcohol note that gets worse and worse from the attack through the finish. Super dry alcohol finish. This is a hot and bothered beer even at 9 years of age. All the yummy flavors together are so enticing, but then that burning twang comes in...it’s like hanging out with the most beautiful woman you’ve met in a while and then watching her pee her pants.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Muted fruity aroma with some plum and raisin. Slightly off flavor of dirty and funky cheese. Not very pleasant there. Lacking the complexity and balance of many of the bw’s I’ve had recently.


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