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RATINGS: 1553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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. Itís aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bigguns22 (718) - Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
I love big beers and scotch, but this is not for me. All the basics are here but the flavors are to smokey and almost fishy. Great looking and the palate would be perfict if I liked the flavor. Will not buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. Tastes sweet initially with strong vanilla and oak notes. Complex, hiding the alcohol well. It has a slight bitterness in the aftertaste with a drying mouthfeel. It is pretty good and very easy to drink, but not sure I would seek this out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with a hint of red with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, smoke and peat. Taste is sweet with mild bitters and a sweet finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a smooth texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ home. Thanks vaiz. Aroma is huge caramel, sweet red fruits, malt, biscuit and more. Hefty. Flavour is big sweet caramel and red fruits, different spices, some oak. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3595) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of herbs, spicy, juniper, caramel, sugary malts and some peat. Flavor is quite spicy, herbal, some alcohol and a huge body. Smooth and very well balanced. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy dark amber color with a slight head. The aroma is maple and vanilla and the taste is strong oaky malt enhanced flavor with vanilla notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, aged nearly 2 years. Pours a robust reddish amber color with a healthy beige head. Smells great, sweet caramel and oak. Lots of sweet caramel in the taste with vanilla, dark fruit and oak. Super smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Amber color pour from 12oz bottle at home, bottle share with Paws. White head. Complex beer. Grapes, cherry, mint, syurp, and earthy. Well balanced. Really good, didnít think I liked barleywines, but the past few iíve had have changeed my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1474) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Complex yet very easy to drink. Has a distinct aroma similar to wine. Easy to drink with a strong alcohol finish. Pours reddish brown in color. Tan head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (634) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly chunky copper light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy malts, oak, molasses. Flavor is somewhat sweet, molasses, touch of peat, alcohol. Medium body, creamy, mild alcohol burn, but overall well hidden. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1214) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of caramel, dark fruits, and hints of booze.

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