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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Been a couple years since I’d had one, & longer since on tap. wite sugar aroma, bubblegum, hint of bourbon. surprisingly light in body. thin white head (co2). flavor whiskey flavor approaching brandy, bitter cherry, light hops just above the sweetness. adds up smoothness akin to a 7 star metaxa (if only i’d had it at home a littel warmer & in a snifter.)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
really good stuff. strong rich and slight alco esters in the nose, cognac quaff with a wine finish, hoppy bite at the end, really tasty

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2002
1999 version. Deep amber, slightly cloudy, minimal head. Aroma is sweet, slightly vinous, rich. Taste is straight-up barleywine -- sweet (somewhat fruity), big hoppy beer, with loads of malts balancing things out. Good alcohol burn on the swallow.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2003
2003 - This was extremely tasty, very light in the aroma, mouthfeel and taste, still very young and green. Would be exquisite in a couple of years when aged. A beautiful ruby color, with a rocky tan head. Marvelous malty flavor, that is nicely sweet and lightly bitter. A very warming barleywine. Good ol' Fred Eckhart.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004: Clear orange/red color, small white head. Raisins, plums and brown sugar in the aroma, starts off lightly sweet and gets a bit more sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, lively carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I have been waiting to get my hands on this brew for a while. I am happy to report this beer did not disappoint at all. Powerful, dark fruit aroma. Alcohol spice in the nose. Robust maltiness and well developed flavors. Somewhat cloying but still chewy and full of goodness. I expected this to be rated higher. Overall, a fantastic barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Fine combination in the aroma of malt, hops, caramel and butterscotch. Auburn, small toffee head. The flavour is treacle and hops, which comes off a bit unusual but fine. Full bodied, mellow and warming. Marvellous! Thanks wohlfs and many Thanks to joey_capps for his hospitality during the Family adjustments he, Christi and Hunter are going through!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
No. 011--2003 Vintage. Bright, clear chestnut. Light tan foam w/ fine bead. Rich, fruity & malty flavour of Christmas cake & butterscotch. Full bodied, resiny, syrupy feel. Complex fruity (cherries, plums, raisins) & malty Christmas cake flavour. Warm brady-ish notes in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2547) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours dark amber with small offwhite head. Smell is sweet, touch of alcohol, and nice fresh hops. Taste is smooth mild malt followed by a bit of warming alcohol that is unobtrusive, however, and some nice spicy bittering hops. Nicely bittered as well. Slightly syrupy body with medium carbonation. This is definitely a well above average barley wine and I really enjoyed it.


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