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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at Triple Rock, pours attractive deep ruddy brown with a decent tan head. The nose is toffee, dried fruit and caramel. The flavor is well balanced with sweetness and some hop bitterness, but the hop influence is oddly mostly in mid palate, that dissipates and leaves the finish a bit hollow. Still an enjoyable beer all around with a full mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Well this is what he said it was. Not the rye wine, not the Frankenwein but the ’barley wine.’ Dark reddish brown. Caramelly fruity aroma, wood, moderate hops, some sugar. A whole bag of everything.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2545) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Rating #1 Tap @ 2004 Toronado Barley Wine Festival (8 3 8 4 18). Deep brown color with no head. Very strong alcohol presence in the flavor (brandy) and deep vinous fruits. Dark and mysterious. Quite nice. Rating #2 Tap @ Toronado 2005 barley wine festival (7 3 6 3 15). Dark brown color. Sweet, toffee, caramel flavors with a wine-like burning nose. Smooth and syrupy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Massive cotemplative brew with a big depth of character. Caramel and fruit malt palate with a huge underlying hoppy resinous bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
02.19.05 Muddied brown pour. Smells sugary, too sweet, intimidating. The flavors are terribly sweet and the body coating and thick. Nice rendition of English style strong ale, but little noticable west coast influence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
On tap @ Toronado’s Barley Wine Festival. Poured extremely murky brown, it sat in the glass like Mississippi river bottom dredgings. Aroma is sweet, almost candy-like. BIG caramel maltyness. It caught me a little off guard (at a barley wine festival!) but I quickly warmed up to it as it warmed up also. Alcohol is very present in the taste but not over-the-top. This is a great barley wine.


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