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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2008
12-oz. #10--this is a í99 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...itís like hanging out with the most beautiful woman youíve met in a while and then watching her pee her pants.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrob21 (2485) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
Pours ruby amber with a small white head.Sweet malty. Oxidized with a bit of port and lots of dark fruit. Cellar, fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. A bit over the top. 012 bottling.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmrmwel (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
On tap @ Bridgeport Brewing. Pours clear amber with a finger thick head. Aroma is caramel malts, burned sugar , coffee and chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, caramel, kandi and notes of oak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Almost red pour. Kind of dissapointing as the malt was by far overtaken by the hop taste. Canít say itís too strong but no balance.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Cloudy dark amber pour. Yipe - something funky in here - very fruity, reasonably hot, really almost a gummy candy flavor. What the... this is not at all what I was expecting, and Iím not a fan.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 1999: 6.5 year old bottle. No head when poured. Rich and sweet nose, you can smell the oxidation easily, but itís not too much of a bad thing with this beer. Subdued overall, perhaps even a bit bland at times, with some light plums and light alcohol apparency.

2003: Deep copper brown. Nose of red wine, cedar, and strawberries, but loses a point for too strong of an alcohol aroma. A little thin initially on the tongue, with not too much carbonation but also not much alcohol present on the tongue, so the experience is all kind of mellow and soft. Mild cedar, allspice, oak, and cranberry flavors. Fairly weak on the tongue, and flavor-wise there is not anything which stands out to make a strong case.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2003
The marketing on this brew is truly amazing. Slap a pretty label on it, stress the 11th batch...it just disappointed me. The aroma was a bourbon/Southern Comfort blend. Extremely thin mouthfeel as well, especially for a barleywine. Flavors of brown sugar, apples, oatmeal and yes, bourbon.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
In short: A sweet syrupy and very fruity American Strong ale of some kind. Unsettling vinous/grape fruity character.
How: Bottle 12oz, about 1 year of age.
The look: Dark cloudy amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is unexpectedly vinous with notes of cherries, pomegranates and other fruity flavours I donít want in an American Barley Wine. Taste is sweet, very sweet and fruity. Again a weird fruity character here. Sweet cranberry juice, sweet figs, sweet grapes, that type of stuff. Way too sweet. A little unpleasant grapes sourness. Syrupy body/mouthfeel. I didnít like it. Weird peculiar beer that just didnít feel right. As strangely put together as someone needing a hearing aid because of a plantar wart.


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