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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7109) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9792) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9509) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39783) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to small average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, riped fruit, wood, buzzy alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, plum, sweet ? laber laver notes, alcohol - buzzy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120512]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13139) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Hazy brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, dark fruits and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, little toffee, dark fruits, medium sweet, hops and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1304) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
(Tap 12/05-2012) Low light brown head, unclear dark brown, light sweet malty taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8040) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, sweet fruit. Taste is sweet malty, peach, caramel, light yeast notes, sweets. Full body, soft carbonation. 120512

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