RateBeer
overall
98
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12596) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12350) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12064) - 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..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , 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.

1.8
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10804) - Sřborg, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10703) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Acknud, you kick ass! Nice bottle here from a world class trader! Brown/amber pour with a little head. Aromas of raisins, molasses and strong malts. Flavors are sweet and hoppy...surprising at the least. I taste syrups and sugar and the alchohol is hidden beyond belief.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 33


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50