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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Vanilla , almond and other unique smells. Complex taste. Not too bitter, not too sweet, not too dry. Just right. Very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1518) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with a small brown head; aromas of dried fruit, smoke; balanced and complex flavour with a long light bitter finish and well hidden alcohol; very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (105) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Musty vanilla and maple nose with a creamy off-white head. The taste is sweet with some spices, vanilla and bready malt. It is balanced at the outset and retains that balance through the aftertaste -- a Dogfish Head standard characteristic. Significant effervescence works well with the sweetness. A hint of sourness in the background as you work through the bottle. The alcohol adds richness but is not overpowering. Well crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a nice burnt sienna color. Smells sweet and slightly smokey. Tastes sweet and toasty with prominent vanilla, rather simple but not lacking. I don’t taste the maple syrup. Not nearly as dramatic as I was expecting. All in all it was quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (107) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Huge beer; lots of oak, vanilla, malt bitterness. Maple syrup, yep. There is a smokiness I think must be coming from the maple... Mouthfeel is cloying almost, boozy, shamelessly forward. Sweet, bitter, malty... it’s just big in every sense of the word. It’s an excellent beer, and one of DFH’s better experiments, if you can call it that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at Headquarters. Poured hazy dark orange with thinning tan head. Sweat malty barley caramel aroma. Light carb med bod. Smokey sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark brown colored body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Peaty smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, brown sugar, and oak. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3370) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from October 26th, 2011. Looks like gross prune juice Smell is pretty big bodied, sweet malty forward.lots of dark fruits and obvious charcoal / peat nose. Whoa, this is a peat bomb. Smoky, almost medicinal, salty backbone and pretty much dominates the little bit of syrup and oak that’s there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
pours cloudy amber with thin eggshell head. nose of caramel, almost belgo type spices. taste is caramel body is lighter. not bad. booze is well masked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
5on1 (21) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Very mello barley wine flavor. The juniper berries add a sweetness unlike any other berry. Would make an awesome reduction turned into a pancake syrup.

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