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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2003
Very aromatic, hops and malt. More alcohol than its needed is mixed with rich malty body . Very full and big . Only at the end shows its better qualities, like nice roasted malt that is overpowered with alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This is a monster of a beer. Rich, flavorful and warming. I drank this on a warm day and still enjoyed it, but it would be better enjoyed on a cold, winter's day. Pours out to a dark ruby in the glass. Aroma is that of raisins, plums and fruit in general. Taste is explosive, but not overwhelming. Malt, hops and even a slight hint of licorice present. A very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
deep red colour. fruity malt and boozy aroma with some anisey spice. starts boozy, then moves to sticky sweet caramel and bitter chocolate, roasty and deep dark fruit. warming bitter finish. thanks to radiomgb for bring this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2003
Deep amber translucent almost opaque colour. Strong roasted caramel malt and vinous alcohol with a hints of liquorice and dried fruits aroma. Smooth slightly clinging palate. Seriously fortified vinous with coffee bean and chocolate flavours. Very warming. Would probably rate slightly higher from me if rated on a cold winters night as opposed to the tropical steamy Ottawan summers night of the WCC2003 party.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
(Bottle) Somewhat hoppy for a barleywine. Deep mahogany body. Burning sensation turns to a mellowing sweetness. Thanks RadioMGB for bringing this...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
Very dark amber in colour. The aroma is of hops, caramel, nuts, alcohol. Flavour of caramel, alcohol, toffee, quite sweet. Finishes with a great hoppy bitterness and a great alcohol warmth. This beer was a great experience, thanks PsychProf.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
This roaming, free raspberry candy spirit, a fat specter with a sceptre of chocolate, looms through the thick hoppy fog...His ghoulish sweet whispers of decadence resound louder and louder, as grapefruity virtuosi of the affable kind lick the inner mind and the upper palate...I need to close my eyes to appreciate this...Chewy alcohol creates profound seismic vibrations in the palate...I love to be haunted by the thought of a great barley wine...Thanks radiomgb!...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Off the scale? More like off my rocker! This one totally obliterated me. Strong fruit, caramel/toffee sweetness, thick and full of peppery hops. I'd like to try it again, but I'm afraid, very afraid.....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1723) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Dark. Plums, malted milk. Sweet barley wine but without being overly earthen and gritty. Smooth, sweet, and good to drink while playing darts!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6395) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
At MBG Summer fest: Cloudy brown hue with huge creamy head. Big aroma of raisin, sweetwood, roasted malt, barnyard, earthy...smells old and not a bad thing, for it is complex. Ripe fruit initially, bitterness comes on later. Some alcohol was detected but I din't think it was overpowering. A bit tough on the finish, peppery? Feel is very dry and full-bodied. Different but very nice, a beer to enjoy with good company.


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