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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Thanks to Styles for this bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is strong toffee with something like celery notes. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is toffee and cola with something like dates. It’s warming, but not hot. Finishes smooth. Sweet, but not excessively so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks Pailhead) Small off-white head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, raisin, syrup/molasses, light banana. Taste is very sweet, caramel, raisin, grapefruit, light alcohol burn in the finish. Medium-full body, but a bit thin for the big sweet flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Draft at Dark Horse. Hazy amber color with a moderate white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet hop aroma. Moderate well balanced sweet flavor with a small bitter finish with a very slight alcohol bite..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a murky reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, fruit, caramel, oak, and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor of fruit, earthiness, hops, and caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to Styles. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of booze, dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. Alcohol is really strong on the palate initially, but gives way to strong notes of raisin and prune in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle from mibirder. Thanks! This says barleywine on the label so someone correct me if this is not the correct beer. Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, big spicy hops and subtle dark fruits. Taste is toffee, strawberry, cherry, citrus and other fruits, licorice. Very complex. Full bodied and quite sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2006 Bottled. Clear amber coloured. Light brown head. Aroma is sweet, dense fruity and reminds me a bit of sherry. Has some distinct alcoholnotes. Liqourice, sweetness, cocoa, fruits and a touch of herbs is notable in the flavour. Is medium to full bodied. A bit off balance. Light bitter alcoholshot in the end. I really like this. Thanks to suiiy for the trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh. Pours a hazy copper with a small tan head, frothy that goes to a patchy film. Aroma is sweet caramel malt (cookie, biscuit), nutty, fruity hop, perfumey and alcohol. Heavy bitter and acidity, creaminess is hidden and quickly dries, pine hops, sweet caramel and maple, nutty malt, alcohol burn at the end. Full and warm bodied, dry palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/30/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark amber, whispy white head, big sweet hot aroma, thin, very hot carmel malt flavor, sweetness from the alcohol, long bitterness in the finish, destroyed by the alcohol

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.8/5.0
Drinkability: 1/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10577) - 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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