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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brew has a recipe change every year. You never know what it may be, you'll just have to wait and see. It will always be a nice winter treat coming in above 8.5% ABV and never spiced.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Pours caramel with a low tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, candi sugar, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, heather, candi sugar, dates. Perhaps a bit one-dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1485) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Pours orange amber with low yellowish head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, caramel malts, light honey and hops. Taste is rich caramel and boozy, yeasty. Body is medium and creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (484) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours jet black with a frothy, bubbly tan head that hangs in there for a while. Nose is floral hops. Taste is slightly bitter on a backbone of big, bold dark malt. Fairly full-bodied. Lively carbonation. Very nice brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (785) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
On tap at Davis beer shoppe. Got the last if the keg. It pours nice copper color with thick head. Tastes of caramel and toffee. Very nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap at The Shack, thick, creamy head, extremely malty. Bares the alcohol well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2013
Very nice hop forward barleywine with a nice sweet malt profile. The hops are slightly grassy and resinous, while the malt shows flavors of candied orange and slight dark fruit. Overall pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
This tasted like more of an American Barley Wine than a Scotch Ale to me. That said, it great as the former and decent as the latter. Malt character was thick but not pronounced, hops took over quickly with notes of citrus and wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pretty decent barley wine, very strong but drank in San Francisco with friends, would drink again

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2012 Bottle poured a deep amber with slightly off white head with fair lacing. Aromas are hoppy with a malty undertones subtle fruityness. Flavors are of bitter hops, grapefruit and rye with mild malty body followed by subtle notes of tropical fruit. The Finish; quite hoppy for a barleywine, big bright citrus flavors up front tapering to malts and light fruity undertones with a lingering dry bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Great winter beer. Smells awesome, lot of herbs. Pouts black with brown head. Smooth taste, a little bit of a hoppy aftertaste. Had on tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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