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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9160) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9012) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
355mL red wax thanks to ryan. Pours flat, clear amber. No lace. No head. Minty, American barleywine nose with sugary strawberry tea. Taste is bitter up front moving to maple and mild mint with a long, bitter, earthen finish. Palate is thicker, tangy, minty, mild powder. Good stuff. Big orange mint and strawberry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8685) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. The beer pours a lustrous reddish orange color with a medium thin and frothy beige head that diminishes quickly. Stringy lacing. The aroma consists of rich malt and dark fruit, plus some hints of spicy alcohol. Full body with flavors of chocolate-covered raisins, sweet malt and touches of peppery alcohol. The finish is sweet with a lingering malty aftertaste. Enjoyable throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
12oz bottle, vintage unknown
Dark burgundy colored body, murky, with a slightly dark and dusty tan colored head – fine bubbled. Rich, inviting nose of rip plums and oak wood, some old, slightly oxidized caramel malt, some black cherries and cedar wood, with little bit of honey and orange as well. Rich, smooth and frothy palate, with rich dark plum, French oak, and some spicy dark plum and date yeast notes. Overall a really nice old ale, one of the more flavorful ones I’ve had, though the little amount of oxidation keeps this just below amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
This roaming, free raspberry candy spirit, a fat specter with a sceptre of chocolate, looms through the thick hoppy fog...His ghoulish sweet whispers of decadence resound louder and louder, as grapefruity virtuosi of the affable kind lick the inner mind and the upper palate...I need to close my eyes to appreciate this...Chewy alcohol creates profound seismic vibrations in the palate...I love to be haunted by the thought of a great barley wine...Thanks radiomgb!...

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Sour version. Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didn’t buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Wax capped bottle thanks to WeeHeavySD, thanks Jon! Pours with a smallish, creamy off-white head that stays for a while and leaves some lace. Murky red body. Some alcohol legs above the lace. Aroma is classic malty barley wine with notes of plum, fig, brandy, toffee, spicy hops, and marzipan. This would be a great candidate for barrel aging. Taste is sweet with rotten fruits, toffee, a few banana esters, chocolate, dirt, cognac, and berries. Warming, but well hidden for the ABV. Light bubbles and very syrupy. Very good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (7247) - 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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