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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Aroma of fruits, not citrus. Flavor is of sweet malt and fruits with some caramel. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2008
pours standard light brown with little to no head. aroma is cherry and alcohol. very warming flavor. tastes all 15% of it..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Almost purplish red color with almost no head, thin white ring. Nice big malts on the nose, mild slightly medicinal cherry, balanced alcohol aomas. Malty cherry flavor, caramel, maple syrup, mild vanilla somewhat woody, slight bitterness almost grapefruit resiny rounds out the finish. Petty syrupy body with very little carbonation. Really enjoying this, cant wait till it ages a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cbuk1013 (245) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
I wish they’d make this again! Pours dark amber and cloudy, sherry notes and complex full flavored yet smooth. Medium hoppy, well masked alcohol. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2009
12 oz bottle, aged about a year. Was very excited to acquire this through trade (I believe) with General66. I figured a year would be enough to make it not hot, but I was wrong. Pours a beautiful reddish brown color with the typical DH little head that dies quickly. Smells of a ton of caramel, some yeast, a little bit of dried fruit, and A LOT of alcohol. Scared me a bit with how much alcohol was on the smell. The taste however was a little more tame, but still not for the timid. Goes down fairly smoothly, with a nice caramel and vanilla aftertaste. Overall a very nice barley wine, but has too much heat. Would be interesting to age for about 3-4 years, then try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Dark amber body. Aroma and flavor were very sweet of brown sugar and dark dried fruits. Perhaps it needs to age but it seemed way too hot for me. Finish had a very whiskey-like feel to it... way too harsh. It could have potential if it hid the alcohol better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2009
12oz bottle that’s freaking impossible to open. Thanks Gurst! Pours a red-tinted amber with good carbonation and a thin lacing of a head. Aroma is sweet but not cloying, with loads of dark fruit, caramel, berries, and toffee. Taste is smooth and full, with plums, figs, cherries, caramel, and molasses dominating. For a 15% ABV, there’s hardly any bite to speak of as well. A delicious winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Huge and hard to drink until you've had enough of it to soften all the riot of flavor. It made for a grand evening, though! Thanks, Michael!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2008
pours hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is heavly malty of cookies, hay, cereal, toasted malts and carmel. Flavor starts heavy sweet, and malty of dark fruit, carmel, figs and alcohol, finish is much the same a bit less sweet but hot alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Excellent brew. Hard to tell from the bottle who brews it. The taste is of nice sweet malt/cherries. The hops are nice and balancing, but not overwhelming.

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