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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Inspired by a tale of a cask doctor who brought sluggish ales back to life by suspending a fig in them. Brewed from 100% Maris Otter pale ale malt, a blend of fine hops and conditioned on dates and figs. User Instructions: open bottle, pour contents into two snifters. Enjoy. ALTERNATIVELY: Walk hand-in-neck with bottle into the middle of the woods. Use shovel to dig 2x2 hole three feet deep. Seal bottle in plastic bag. Place in hole and pack with dirt. Memorize location and leave. Return exactly one year later. Dig up bottle, open and enjoy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ni209 (67) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Whoa. this is a kick in the arse. i now see why its called barleywine, tho. this baby pours almost like water and has very little head or carbonation. after a half pint i felt it creeping up. the taste was sweet with a multitude of flavors, as Dogfish tends to do. first a fruity- hint followed by a vanilla. very strong linger. i even tasted some cinammon. this is quite a bellywarmer and i feel that it would make a good after dinner sipper. the aroma was pretty light but i could tell it was deceiving. it reminded me of their Immort and Raison mixed. It comes in gallon fifths (750ml), so either share it or hand over the keys. very good stuff i say. the bottle says that it ages well, so i'm going to see how that works out. see you next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Another quality beer from dogfish head. Lots of fruit aromas. Alcohol hidden very well. Dangerous

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Not really a fan of barley wines. This wasn’t bad. Aroma was slightly malty with fig or dried fruit presence. Taste like a Belgium quad without the spices. Alcohol heat and presence is there, but for %15 it’s not over powering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
marlin322 (61) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2011
for as strong as this beer is good taste pours amber golden with white head. candied malt nose, lot of caramel, dark fruit (prunes/raisens), honey and flowers. All candy taste some light floral (clovesque) finish. solid brew only wow is the alcohol, well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onedawger (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with minimal head. Taste is boozy with dark fermented fruit. Raisin and fig. Taste is light bitter and medium sweet. Very boozy with lots of dark fruit. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a very long, very boozy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swong17 (58) - USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, figs, and some pine. Packs a serious punch, both in flavor and ABV. Flavor is heavy on the malt, with flavors of syrupy caramel, figs, and dried fruit. Sticky mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very boozy and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Dark-red in color . I can smell figs and dates in the aroma. Light head that disappears fast. I would rate this higher however if feel that the alcohol in this beer is a little to high ( an issue i have with DFH fort and WWS as well) which hinders the enjoyability of this beer and i had trouble finishing this beer. I have had other barleywines which I think are better

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Dark orange, heavy texture, medium head. Heavy malt & barley aroma. Almost Cognac-like mouthful with strong alcoholic taste. Sweet flavor of prunes, caramel and figs. A great "after-dinner" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Pale tan, thin cream head. Citrus hops. Not a overly intense scent. Bannaa rind scent. Taste is medium bodied. Apricot and light to medium carbonation. Very yummy. Thanks Matt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SCP (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
Exactely what I expect from a barley wine. Perfect balance between fruity and caramel notes. Light sour notes which lighten the mouthfeel that is never too sugary. Pretty drinkable for a beast like this. Almost no alcohol even with the 15% abv. Delicious.

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