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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11090) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - 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..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Cloudy grey/amber beer with no head. Malty fruity aroma, nutty notes, figs, raisins, leather notes. Malty leather flavor, toffee, spicy notes, horse blanket, figs, some plums, nutty notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10231) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle... Murky, dark burnt orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Slightly lactic, alcohol nose with bushels of dried plums and dark raisins, tawny sherry, oak and gobs of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with tons of warm alcohol, dark raisins, light molasses and dried plum. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Sweet, red-hot, drying finish. A big CHEERS goes out to boboski for leaving this one out as trash in his Orlando-humid-hot garage with a bunch of Burton Batons!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Bottle at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Fruity aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured and very strong in alcohol with a crisp bitter and slightly dry full malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9114) - 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.


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