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RATINGS: 325   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle - thanks Cletus! Pours a pure amber with a short lived, thin beige head. Nose is rich with caramel, vinous bits, brown sugar, citrus, and some sherry. Drinks smoother than silk. Wonderfuly creamy, yet soft and buttery. Light florals, citrus, caramel, and that’s it. Not complicated, just sip it for an hour and relax. Delightful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish warming malty dark fruit and caramel finish with some weak hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Hazy brown with off white head. A wonderful sweet aroma with raisins, carmel, chocolate, and cherries. Perhaps one fo the more accurate descriptions I’ve seen in the descriptions - everything is there as described and well integrated. The body really is tastySweet with a faint hint of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Dark clear ruby, bright and clear (sp?) aroma. Abrasively intense and assertively impressive. Extra sweet and concentrated, liquor notes, herbal with oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 10, 2010
bottle courtesy of tyto, thanks! wow! this stuff is amazing. pours beautiful with a nice head. the aroma is nice and sweet, slightly hot. the taste is super nice, and the finish is just incredible. this stuff is so smooth i down half a bottle like an amber ale before i realized it was 15%! very well hidden alcohol, super smooth. tasty and dangerous stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2008 Bottle I think - Pours a hazy ruddy amber with a small off white head...aroma is massive, caramel, toffee, plum, dark malt...very thick and almost chewy even in the aroma...flavour is to be expected, very sweet brown sugar, old fruit, vanilla, some light hops and burnt sugar bitterness...abv is well hidden considering its level, this is a big beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle at post De Molen 30 bottle breakfast ... thanks to some one i traded with ... copper red ... sweet toffee male nose ... bright hop ... sweet and chewie ... very intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From notes. 2008 bottle. Amber. Off white carbonation. Rich toffee like malt, dense dark fruits, sugary sweetness, toast, alcohol warmth. Full body, smooth, viscous, rich. Awesome barley wine, need to get a couple to age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2010
9th Octoner 2008. GABF. Clar dark brown beer. Sweet caramelly toffee. Very subtle fruit. Smooth dry finish with a little spirit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle from sprinkle. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a faint whitish ring and very little carbonation. The aroma is thick with caramel malt, ripe fruits (cherry, raisins), alcohol but in a good way. This alcohol is more like an apartif. The flavor is sweet chewy caramel malt along with a touch of roast. The fruits are cherry, raisin, and apricot all at the point of peak ripeness. There is some hop induced bitterness midway remaining to the finish. The alcohol is present but much like you would find with an after dinner drink and encourages you to savor each sip. I like the way everything plays on each other. Full bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel that is smooth going down. The alcohol is present, but never in a harsh way which serves to hide the true ABV. This is a very solid offering that I am glad to have had the opportunity to try.

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