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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Sip, Sit or Stand. The choice is yours, with one thing for certain, age defines grace. Our Barleywine style ale has proved to be no exception to this rule. Two Row Barley, Crystal malt, and Munich malt all prepare the canvas for an entourage of hops that will enlighten your pallet. Enjoy today and Savor tomorrow.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a slight white. Caramel and slight dark fruit notes initial the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth, caramel sweetness, little booze notes. Good but a touch sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is boozy, smelling like molasses and malts. The taste has a nice alcohol burn to it, overall syrupy-sweet with some various fruity flavors. I donít really think the flavors all work together well, and I canít shake the boozy taste. Still a solid beer! 10.5% alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 22oz bottle poured into a small St Bernardus tasting goblet glass. 2010 bottle, ~2.5 years old , not purposefully aged. I think these are winter releases and I bought it about a year ago at Wine and Cheese. Brown-amber color, thick looking, small head. Aroma is way strong alcohol and malts. Sweet and raisin rich aroma. Itís too strong actually an bit over the top. Flavor is sweet but well attenuated raisin and light bark malts. Itís strong but not sugary is the bottom line. No sign of age at the moment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 4/18/12, 2012 Bottle

Aroma: The aroma is sweet malts, caramel, toffee, fruity notes, a little spice, and hints of molasses.
Appearance: A clear copper-brown colored beer with a small, lasting beige head and sheeting (disappearing) lace.
Flavor: This one tastes pretty sweet, malty first, then dark fruity flavor, and later some spice. Fairly unbalanced.
Palate: It is medium-full bodied, somewhat sticky, and with a hint of heat (but at 10.5% the alcohol is well hidden).
Overall Impression: This one has a pretty interesting and complex mix of malty and sweet flavors to it. I would have liked for the hops, which are hardly present, to be a little more prevalent, but somehow the unbalance works here. Somehow, the 10.5% is really well hidden, which could get dangerous quickly. A quality offering.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hudsonfoo (2) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
Fantastic brew. Smells great, tastes fruity, somewhat smokey and just beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2602) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Thanks to Dak for this. Copper brown pour. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee aroma. Clean sweet malt, caramel and spicy earthy hops in the taste. Hint of fruit in the finish. good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
New barleywine rate! Thanks Dak. Pours clear amber with tan head. The aroma offers up musty chewy sweet malts followed by mild molasses and dark fruity ester notes. The taste has sweet chewy malts to start and quickly picks up some molasses along with apricot, plum and raisin like sweet fruity notes. Around the edges of the flavor experience are thin rings of floral and earthy like hops. Overall this is a bit rough and could use some cellar time to blend it and even it out. It is still pretty tasty today.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Clear brown pour. Small white head. Sweet aroma, peat, apples, caramel. Flavor is sweet, pears, pie crust.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Sampler at the W&C in Ballwin, Mo. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark toffee, caramel, malt, and possibly hops. The flavor was lots of toffee. There was also some hops hints. Very decent Barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
From a bottle shipped to me by Strykzone in a trade. What a beer. Kept refrigerated until consumed on Christmas Eve at about 48 degrees. The beer poured from the 22 oz bottle a dark mahogany with a fat off-white head and good lacing rings. The nose is of ripe dark fruit with hints of some spices. Solid body and a very rich and creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very rich and contains all sort of ripe fruit flavors like raisins, figs, dates, plums, and prunes. The alcohol is very well hidden and unobtrusive. If finished with a nice bitterness you expect from a quality barley wine. This is exceptional, and I feel very fortunate to have been blessed with a bottle.


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