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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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A barley wine style ale brewed to 15% alc with hints of raisin, chocolate, carmel, sherry, cherry, and alcohol, just to name a few and this beer will only get better with age. Not Available for 2006 release


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 oz bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, Drew! Pours a nice deeper amber pour, almost into the brownish range. A bit of glow on the edges with a deeper darker body, good haze. Frothy head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas offer sweeter sticky malts, toffee and biscuits, caramel and dough. Touches of red fruit, dried fruit, and gentle heat on the nose. Some raisin, bit of cocoa and dryness but still pretty sticky. Initial is similar, bigger body and a bit of heat off the bat. Sticky and carmelized malts, dough and caramel. Some red fruit, dried fruit, and gentle spiciness on the palate. Kiss of cocoa, heat, dryness from the alcohol as we move back. Warm and inviting as we get into it, it’s pretty impressive with the age on this. Gentle pit fruit elements, sweet malts. Kinda shakes itself out to something more impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Drew, thanks. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a strong caramel note with sweet grains and a hint of grass. Flavor has a combination of sweet and earthy grains with a hint of earthy grassiness.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Sour version. Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didn’t buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
(Old bottle) Pours hazy reddish brown with no head. The aroma holds leather, sour candy, ripe cherries/cherry lemonade, figs, raisins, grainy bread, caramel, milk chocolate, old hops and light touch of wet cardboard. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of cherries, dark fruits, woodsy alcohol, robust malt, old hops and oxidation. The mouthfeel is numbing, round and sticky with a light carbonation. Numbing alcohol, cherry candy and malt on the finish. Medium to full bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2784) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
355 ml bottle courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours hazy deep reddish amber with a small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is very sweet, fruity and malty with caramel, cherries, lemon zest, leather, dry soil, prunes, figs, raisins in rum, hay, roasted cereal, moist wood, dark grapes and liquorice hard candy. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter and tiny sour with caramel, cereal, leather, raisins, prunes, moist soil, moist wood, hay, overripe lemons, alcohol and hints of sweet dark bread and liquorice root. Mouthfeel is round, tiny tart, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and slightly sour with prunes, raisins, figs, leather, liquorice root, alcohol and old bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Cloudy grey/amber beer with no head. Malty fruity aroma, nutty notes, figs, raisins, leather notes. Malty leather flavor, toffee, spicy notes, horse blanket, figs, some plums, nutty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ MMP. Pours cloudy darker amber with a minimal ring of off white head. Aroma is sweet raisins fidges nutty buttery fidges malty. Flavori s sweet malty thin leather bitter fruity very pungent peppery raisins and fidges. Finishes monglived bitter sweet malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
355mL red wax thanks to ryan. Pours flat, clear amber. No lace. No head. Minty, American barleywine nose with sugary strawberry tea. Taste is bitter up front moving to maple and mild mint with a long, bitter, earthen finish. Palate is thicker, tangy, minty, mild powder. Good stuff. Big orange mint and strawberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arkurzynski (1521) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared by motortoddhead. Big ups for knockin’ this one off my wants list! Deep, red hued amber with minimal off-white head. Huge dark fruit punch, raisins, toasted malt, skunked hops, mild booze, and red wine/acidic tinge at the end. Big dark fruit, brandy soaked raisin, caramel, toasted malt, booze and skunky/earthy hop bitterness at the end. Malt/booze tang dominates the palate with sticky malt hanging on to the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2385) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
This was pretty good and pretty surprising. This beer had a really good blend of hop , fruit and alcohol. I was really surprised how flavorful and enjoyable it was.


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