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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6499) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a sharp malt aroma. The flavor is raisins and caramel, and strangely hoppy too with a bit of pine and a warming alcohol finish. Complex and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This one poured a murky brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was dark fruits, burnt sugar and lots of caramel. Flavor was much the same as the aroma with a big alcohol punch as well. A llittle over the top with nothing really standing out.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4055) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 At the Pgh RB gathering 12/09. Big strong aroma. Orangy yellow in color. Strong and quite rude. Yes it is big alright. Not much to be enjoyed by a lager lover. You can certainly tell this has been aged, yet there is no milding of this stuff, ruffness lives on. Age has not taken the edge off fer sure. No detectable carbonation. Bottle is one year old. Finsh is alky linger. What else can be said but terribly on style, forget my numbers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.
Excellent amber colour with a really good beige head. Slightly cheesey but all round an excellent barley wine. More sugary than I would normally like but there is no denying it’s very tasty. Excellent spicy notes, plenty of chewy caramel malt and a good warming feel all the way through. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of over ripe fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Taste of raisins, dates, hops and light alcohol. Finish is warming and flavorful. Very nicely done barleywine!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ post Borefts BF 09 hotel tasting
Unclear medium brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry - dried fruit, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcohlic. [20091031]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ughsmash - Pours a hazy brown color with a 1/3 finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is esters and light chocolate. Flavor is dark esters, doughy malt, and alcohol. The alcohol is really noticeable in this one. Full body. A real sipper. Thanks Jason.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Huge aroma of brown sugar, nuts, cherries, burnt candy, leather and alcohol. Also some yeast esters that remind me of a hint of bubblegum. Very aromatic. Sparkling amber in color with a thin head that fades. Sweet and rough are two adjectives I think of to describe the taste. Lots of caramel malt and lots of alcohol, but it is pleasant. There is a bit of distracting papery, leathery oxidation... but this is a pretty old bottle. It was given to me by someone from Michigan at the first Milwaukee YeHaw! gathering at MrFacto’s place (2005?). Good times. Body is full, finish is sweet and warming.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to dukefan. Copper red with a smalloff-white head. Aroma is heavy in toffee with caramel, malt, and vanilla. Taste is of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3958) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to dukefan. The smell is caramel, malts sweet, toffee, and nice. The taste is about the same as the smell. The look is clear, amber colored, beige colored head.


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