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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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English style barleywine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle:   Deep, dark, and dirty caramel in color.   Large tannish head, frothy, dies quickly leaving little lacing.   Big whole wheat bready nose, caramel, dark pitted fruit, and molasses on the nose.   This one certainly is a malt bomb.   On the tongue its almost overwhelming.   Thick whole wheat breadiness, biscuity, dark/burnt caramel, with notes of dark pitted fruit.   Its also very warming and a bit boozy @ 13%.   This is a bruiser!   Despite its magnitude of flavors, its not too heavy or too sugary, so body and mouthfeel are moderate.   It does however, feel a little sticky because of the sweetness.   Finishes with lots of heavy whole wheat breadiness and almost an astringent dark pitted fruit.   No mistaking this is an English style Barley Wine, but it seems that @ 13% its trying to make its mark in the world.   Dial it down, or sit on it for a while as it needs a little time to settle down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours mahogany amber with off white head. The caramel stands out in this creature. Slight toffee finished with flowery hops. Whispy bitterness keeps things on an even keel. Another treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2270) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours a hazy brown with no head. Aroma highly malted, sweet caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, booze and slight finish of English hops ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750 ml bottle served in a Portsmouth tulip. Big thanks to Eric (Holland) for the bottle! A: Pours a dark plum color with some light brown hues mixed in with a light khaki head forming on the pour. It leaves some splotchy and random lace around the glass. S: Dark fruits, mostly raisins and figs with a sweet fruit juice flavor and some alc. Malty caramal and burnt sugar also. T: Slight oxidation with some plum flesh, dates and figs. Sweet raisins and some boozy and fruity alcohol. some burnt sugar and mild molasses as well. M: Medium bodied with some medium to low carbonation and some dark fruits flavors left on the palate. O: This was a nice solid beer, but it left me wanting some more. I needed a little more malt and a little less dark fruit flavor to balance it out. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-16-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10592) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Hazy. Dense light Brown head. Aroma: ripefruits, Spice, caramel, sweetness, oak, Flavour: alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, herbs, Spice, light marzipan, medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12650) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2144) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8907) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3606) - 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

   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.

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