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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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English style barleywine


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10460) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours clear, warm ruby with a foamy, off-white head. Lots of rich caramel and ripe fruit notes on the nose, along with light spice hints. Big sweet flavor, lightly alcoholic, rich and sweet bread, lots of toffee, ripe fruits, raisins, plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, plenty more caramel, ripe fruits, cake, light toast with jam, some light leafy bitterness, light pine. Pretty hefty overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
CBC. Cloudy brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, raisin, plums, oak, spices, light hoppy notes, alcohol. Flavor is dark fruit, sweet, caramel, chocolate notes, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Sample at Kurt’s 49th birthday party. Hazy amber-brown color with a medium cream-colored head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Hops and caramel malt in the nose, along with some wood. Full-bodied with flavors of hops, dried fruits, malt and caramel. The finish is sweet and malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste left behind. Pretty good overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3163) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. A near clear deep deep woody-brown beer with a amazing looking beige head. The bubbles just dissolved in a amazing way. Fascinating to look at! Think this has to be the perfect looking beer. It smells light sweet with caramel, wood, malts, dates and syrup. Subtle, sweet, light vinious and really nice. It’s quite sticky with some almost burned flavors! Caramel sweet, woody, really dark but more bitter chocolate - cause it is actually somewhat bitter, with a bit of warming alcohol as well. Damn tasty! I could (but shouldn’t) drink a whole lots of this! 12.05.2012

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Draft at the brewer on 3/13/12. Pours a dark copper, almost brown color with golden amber edges and a two finger yellowish-beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind. Sweet, boozy aroma with roasted malt, zesty spice and vinous dark fruit notes. Lots of strong ethanol that overtakes everything until it warms up a bit. Underneath there is some roasted leathery malt along with some candy sugar, pepper, plum and raisin. Medium bodied and ery similar to the aroma with a dominant sweet, boozy flavor. Lots of alcohol overpowering the other notes until it warms up considerably. The high abv is not well masked at all. After a while, some roasted malt and dark fruit flavor appears. Hits of peppery spice and candy sugar followed by chocolate malt, plum, raisin and fig. Not terrible but pretty harsh and difficult to finish. Too one dimensional with overpowering alcohol flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is highly fruity with loads of sweet caramel notes. Rather sweet overall. The flavour is ripe fruity with lots of sweet caramel notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours deep brown, with a red hue and thin beige head. The nose is wood, sweet fig, raisin, currant, maple syrup, varnish and alcohol warmth. The taste is rather alcoholic, dark sweet fruit, wood, varnish, cake and toffee, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Perhaps a bit boozy and sweet, but enjoyable nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Brown pour with little to no head. Aroma is figs, dark fruit, vinious notes, some nice residual sweetness. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but tasty overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
From tap at CBC, shared. Spotty lacing to the festival glass. Declining tan-coloured head. Rudy-orange body colour. Malt-fruity nose with nuts, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste of raisin, plums, oak and dark malts. Full bodied. Vinous palate, vapour of alcohol. Nice sipper (Copenhagen 12.05.2012).


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