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RATINGS: 1623   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. Itís aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2016
12 oz from Samís for 4.89. Pours clear copper with a massive foamy white head. Sweet aroma with fruit, vanilla and oak notes. Taste is a bit more subdued, with a bit of citrus hop up front, a hint of peat, smokiness on the end. Body is average, maybe slightly creamy. This beer is hard to put into one category. It has some characteristics of a barleywine and also a scotch ale. I do know one thing though; it is damn good and I want more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3439) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 12/22/15. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a clear, bubbly copper (SRM 17) body.......nose is sugar sweet, with heavy dried fruits including fig, raisin, mango, light juniper, pine notes, light smoke, balance to the malts.....taste is heavily sweet, with juniper, pine, dried fruits including fig, mango, finishing with light bitterness......mouth feel, heavy sticky, syrupy, chewy body, alcohol heat present, carbonation makes a creamy mouthful. This is a very sweet, alcoholic beer with the sweetness being a bit too much. The other characteristics of malts and hops are quite hidden, with the hops especially so. Maybe a few years of aging would improve. BJCP 7/3/12/4/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5226) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Draft at Tap and Handle last week. Brown appearance with a white head. Smoky, peaty malt aroma with juniper berries, maple syrup and oak. The flavor adds mild bitterness and notes of tobacco and vanilla with a lingering finish. Medium body. Interesting barley wine, itís different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2015
12oz 2012 bottle. Complex beer with smoke, oak, toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of scotch. Sweet and tart in the nose. Thick, syrupy body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (964) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Malty smell with a touch of alcohol. Taste is very malty, mild alcohol (hides the ABV fairly well), dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, oak, and dark caramel. Full body with low to medium carbonation and very slight foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle bottled 2012B (Feb I think) pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin head. Aroma has big notes of dark fruits, dark caramel, smoky wood, and a touch of maple. Taste is mildly sweet but not cloying. Caramel, subtle maple syrup, oak, and slight smoke at the end. Medium-full body with low carbonation. Creamy/syrupy mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabah (397) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Dont know how to categorize this beer. I found it to be more like a strong ale or porter rather than most barleywines that I tried. Dark brown with a thick head and heavy body. Tastes of malt, maple, vanilla, brown sugar which offsets the bitterness that comes with the strong alcohol content. I liked this flavor more than some of the other "$3-4 a beer" DFH brews. This was maybe the 5th or 6th one that I sampled from DFH that was 9% or over. I would definitely try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (138) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Wow. Very scotch-like, woody and full of vanilla. Mostly bourbon aroma. The CO2 escaping from re-capped bottle just played a little song for me at lip/cap interface, so it even sounds good, too : ). Bottle from 11/04/13 - try it aged if you can control yourself....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A very full bodied and complex beer with a good mix of hops and malt. You can definitely taste vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..bronze color with thin white head..aroma of caramel,dark fruits,toffee,vanilla,oak..tastes like it smells..with decent alcohol burn..really good.

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