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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
English style barleywine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle @ Borefs, shared by don’t know who, but thanks! Aroma is winey barrel, big big malt, toffee, caramel, liquorice and more. Flavour is really sweet malty caramel, some wine notes, vanilla toffee, etc etc. LRAB

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, side by side with the Cognac version, Darkness Day 2012. Dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, some slight earthy tones, into lots of dark fruits, figs, plums into molasses, toffee, very rich. Taste is a mix of rich dark fruits, dark cocoa, lots of fig, raisin, plum, hints of earth, some slight booze but not bad, finishing sweet, slightly spicy. The BA one beat this one, but this is a very tasty beer on its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Caramel with a bit of toffee. Boozy with just a hint of dank hops. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at Dr. Bills tasting at falling rock 750ml bottle pours a deep brown with tan head. Dark fruit fig and oak taste. Caramel And dark fruit taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
On tap this has a nice rich caramel malt aroma and flavor,it pours a light to medium brown with small tan head and is heavy on the malts and alcohol with a lot of bitters to it.This one should sit for about a year and then it would bring down the heat and be better.CHEERS!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
bootle. big and rich and sweet caramal and brown sugar. big. kinda sticky. some raisin and date. okay in small doses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2013
bottle, thanks to collin! this one was actually good, enough hops to not make it a diabeetus bomb which I have very happy about, this is a great american barleywine

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a clear tawny with a beige head. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Malty aromas wtih some aromas of coco nut and dried fruits. Hints of toffee. Also aromas of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Aroma has a nice rich caramel malt aroma with some toffee and treacle. Some faint smokiness is also present in the aroma. Dried fruit is light but present with raisin being lost prevalent. Pours light brown with some burnt amber and a small but persistent light tan head. Very faint lacing with a medium sized head. Flavor is fairly malty with lots of caramel and some dark fruit. The bitterness is a bit strong and slightly harsh and the alcohol spice is also over powering. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodies with medium carbonation. Medium astringency and moderate alcohol heat. Overall the beer is decent but it's a but hot with a rather one dimensional malt character. The hop bitterness is a bit unpleasant as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
(750ml bottle) cloudy deep brown pour, soapy medium tan head. Nose of raisins, sweet malt, dark fruit, rich caramel, light oxidation, cream, Light hops, so well balanced and rich. Taste of rich caramel, cream, raisins, light oxidation that I like, Slightly bitter hops, creamy body, easy to drink, no real hint of ABV.

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