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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (910) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Complex aroma that starts with wet hops and vanilla then falls into dark cocoa, raisins and oats. Deep amber brown in color with nice lacing against the glass. Deep notes of cocoa, roasted coffee, toffee, brown sugar and a distinct woody/oak-like flavor. Very difficult to pinpoint this exact flavor but it really defines the character of this brew. Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic beer with intensely complex and unique flavoring all topped off with a strong alcohol filled finish. I’d give this an A+ rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Mild caramel and vanilla aromas bloom forth with a dark fruit sweetness. Late wood dominates, and even later, dried fruit and toffee become the dominant aromas. The beer is a sparkling effervescent red brown with lots of sediment. A foamy, soft beige head retains a medium thick ring and a puffy surface, and leaves a decent puffy, messy lace. It’s a high / medium high bitter with a medium high sweet. The beer is thick and gritty with a fizzy carbonation and a full body. Toffee and light bitter citrus flavors are most 5 notable with some pine and light dried fruit. It finishes with resin and a light roast character which turns to sweet, candied fruit, then to bitter, dark chocolate and wood. The aftertaste is bread crust, bitter wax, and citrus peel, which doesn’t linger too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours tawny brown with a tan head. The aroma has brown sugar, toffee, oak, vanilla, caramel and warming alcohol. It has a medium / full rich body with some roughness a good amount of carbonation. The taste starts with raw oakiness and bourbon in addition to the aroma notes. However, the aspects of the aroma are much drier. There is also some dense crusty bread and ultra dry toffee. The finish has lots of raw oak, alcohol heat, spice and barleywine girth of the full taste. Really nice barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (595) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
From a bomber poured in a snifter. Aroma is smoky and boozy. Flavor is stiff harsh bourbon flavors with notes of charcoal, burnt sugar, and a bit of tar. Slightly bitter. Finish. Many off-putting flavors and not many good ones to counteract. Alcohol far too present. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2015
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at SvT’s house. Pours cloudy brown/orange with an average tan head that leaves average, even lace. The nose is caramel, resin hops, some vanilla, and earthy yeast. The flavor is fairly dry for all of the caramel and vanilla, with the hops and earth providing some bitterness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long, very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (693) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Rousse foncé. Belle mousse dense et beige. Nez: Banane. Caramel. Tire éponge. Biscuit épicé. Bouche: ronde. Bourbon. Vanillé. Belle amertume. Biscuité. Banane cuite. Rhum. Boisé. Épicé. Gingembre. Finale caramélisé. Excellente.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (450) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Dark brown with reddish hues brew sitting under about a fingers worth of off white foam. The smell I get is all Bourbon and a strong bitterness. The taste is even more intrusive with the Bourbon. Together with the very instringent bitterness, it gets to be a real chore to take the next sip. Too fresh and needs some cellaring? Maybe. Fine fullish mouthfeel. Too rough of a BA Barleywine for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2015
750ml bottle. Pours mahogany with thick tan head. Aromas of raisins and brown sugar. Taste of oak, vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, and a sweet finish. Nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (253) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Dark brown with fairly thick off-white head. A little bourbon aroma, hint of chocolate, and some fruit. Taste is mostly sweet, as it warms, the flavor and aroma grow stronger and more boozy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin off white head which doesn’t hang around long.....aroma of booze, raisins, fig....taste is booze up front with dates, raisin, bitter cereal, tailing off into a metallic sweet finish with woody aftertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Nice and strong. Tasty, delicious. Exactly what you want from a Barley Wine.

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