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RATINGS: 320   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, - SEP 25, 2006
12 oz. bottle from jtw da Finnish man - thanks John! Ok, now this is something! Aroma is a potpourri of following compounds: oak, vanilla, alcohol, sherry, strong fermented fruits and burned sugars. Alcohol is easily detectable but gentle. Hops have mellowed a lot. Flavour is sweet and fruity with a warming twist of alcohol and aggressive hop bitterness in the end. An uncompromised and challenging but balanced barley wine. Truly a work of art!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 5, 2014
poured from a 12 ounce bottle, not sure of the vintage.
Aroma: raisins and cherries were apparent whilst I poured the beer into the glass, sweet fruity alcohol, nutty, slight oxidized notes/ sherry
Appearance: slightly cloudy amber with a small halo of bubbles
Taste: raisins, cherries, sherry, burnt sugars, leathery
Palate: medium/medium light bodied, surprising how light the body is with such a big beer, it never feels thin or watery
Overall: This is an amazing Barley Wine, warming, easy to drink(this would be dangerous if I had more then one bottle), a treat for sure

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Mahogany pour, small head. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, apple skin. Lots of warm dark fruits on the mouth, caramelized sugar, touch of green apple skin. Some lingering bitterness. Nice sift feel. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Waxed bottle to sniffer (2008 vintage; shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy brown with light beige lacing. Smells solid; sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit, caramel, and a touch of butter. Tastes like it smells, sans the butter, with a nice, smooth mouthfeel (especially for 15%!). Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Hazy amber - brown color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Big caramel and raisin in the nose, light sherry. Bigger body. Nice smoooth, more creamy texture. Lighter carbonation. Surprisingly easy to drink for 15%. Just a light warmth in the finish. I’ve had 12% beers that tasted much boozier. Nice moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Some bigger earthy hop, light graininess. Caramel. Very good barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (369) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
big up arminjewell for the pour. pours a lovely burgundy color with almost no head. aroma is burnt sugar and dark fruit. taste is raisins and caramel, and (not overwhelming) booze. i like

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of dark fruit, hints of oak, red fruits, slight grass, hints of bitter notes, hints of molasses. Taste is a mix of red fruits, hints of sherry, caramel, chocolate, more raisin, hints of toffee, lots of burnt caramel. Finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
bottle..Pour is dark with a thin dark head..Nose is nice dark fruit, caramel, sherry, spices, dark cherries..Taste is chocolate covered cherries, spice, sherry, dark caramel, hot, figs

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (1853) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle number 1393/1400. The color of blood when you stab a ninja in the liver with an off white head. Caramel malt and huge red wine aromas. Delicious. Huge red wine, followed by rich caramel malts, and finishes with a wonderful port like quality. Undercurrents of wood and vanilla. Great mouthfeel and body. This version was waxed and numbered. I have a feeling it was barrel aged.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5031) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Sampled at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering 2013. Bottle pours a deep brow body with thin lacing. Aroma is brownie, booze, caramel and molasses. Mouthfeel is medium with light booze, bourbon, caramel, molasses and chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (5369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle, sent from St. Fun (thanks a lot, Josh), pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Strong nose brings out raisins, caramel and sherry upfront, with secondary notes of chocolate, cherry and booze. Flavour is rich and round, very malt-heavy, with loads of caramel, dark fruit (raisins and plum), some sherry-like liqueur, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. Now this is complex - so many layers of flavour, with a big, sticky, rich mouthfeel. The 15% alcohol is exceptionally well-worked in, with no burn or heat, just a warming effect. Barley wines usually fail to impress me much these days, but this is certainly an exceptional. Absolutely wonderful stuff.


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