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RATINGS: 1619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Aroma is smokey, alcoholic, and a little bit fruity. The appearance is golden-orange. The flavor is syrupy sweet with a finish dominated by an alcohol bite. However, everything seems to work rather well together. Mouthfeel is good. A decent barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2003
The aroma is smokey, and alcoholic, the color is bright orange, with an oddly large head for a barleywine. The flavor is cloyingly sweet and smoked but not in a bad way it's really nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2003
i never had a barley wine before and after this, i never will again. this is way to sweet for my tastes. it's just like liquid sugar. the smell is nice. it reminds me of my mother's homemade rice pudding but i'll pass on the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1992) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 DFH high alcohol beer have a distinct yeast flavor, and it's evident in this barleywine. Beer poured dark amber with a short lasting thin head. Solid strong aroma and alcohol flavor that's 11% ABV is hidden in the complex flavor. This was a great beer to sip while home brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1612) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2003
A nice copper pour with a quick fading head. Nice fruity aroma. Very smooth flavor, the hint of syrup really adds a nice touch. The alcohol isn't quite known in this beer as other strong ales/barley wines. Very good beer from Dogfish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2003
A very nice color and quickly fading, but nicely laced head start this one. Nose is both rich, but also subtle and smoky...very well done! Flavor has a similar subtlety, and is quite nice, but needs to be a bit more bold to REALLY impress. However, a very nice barleywine, nevertheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
document (36) - USA - SEP 5, 2003
A very nice beer with very high alcohol. Compare to a sweet flanders red, maybe liefman's goudenband. That said, it's not quite as good as those. A little too sweet, unbalancing the equation. This isn't like the other barley wines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2003
12 oz bottle. Pours a rich amber with a small head that quickly disapates. Complexed malty nose.Very full body. This is a an exceptionally smooth and mellow beer. The 11% alcohol is very well hidden. I'm not a real big fan of the peated barley, which is definitely prevelent. But as one reviewer wrote "this one goes down nicely and hits hard". By the end I was wishin' I had another. An all around very well put together beer. A must try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2003
i really liked this beer. Very nice flavor. One of my favorites from Dogfish Head. Very nice flavor of vanilla with a amber color. Strong Alcohol content.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
marykobes (5) - USA - SEP 5, 2003 does not count
I loved this beer. It has a vanilla flavor and ambered colored. Strong in alcohol but is a great beer.

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