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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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The Annual Release of our BarleyWine Style Ale is Dated and Built to Last. Flavors Evolve as Hop Bitterness Yields to Crazy Caramel and Rich Toffee Flavors.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2010
So...not sure why I havenít rated this before. Iíve had it in bottle a couple times and even more recently on tap at Dexterís. Itís 11% brew- what an ass kicker!! But a fantastic beer all the way through. Cloudy mahogany colour with a nice off white head. Aroma is beautiful and bright. Cherries, bourbon and oak on the nose. Taste has an interesting smokiness i find. Sweet, fruity and caramel underlying the taste. A super fantastic taste an wicked hearty, beautifully balanced brew


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1056) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a brown orange with moderate off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and bready malts, dark fruit, brown sugar and some pine resin. Taste is sweet with the hops coming out in the boozy finish. Body is full with a syrupy mouthfeel and slight carbonation. I was not expecting such a good, well-balanced barleywine for the price. Iíll gladly try this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (653) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
This beerís pour is great. Brown with a thick head. Aroma is amazing bit the flavor is sweet and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (467) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
bottle. pretty killer barley wine. definitely a style I enjoy! This one does not disappoint. Not quite on Behemoth level, but very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (110) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at Vine & Barley in Port St. Lucie. Served in a snifter. Deep copper with reddish tones. A bit of a head that vanishes quickly with a bit of lace. Coats the glass a bit. I get a lot of malt with the smell of fruitcake. A bit boozy, but thatís to be expected. Tastes similar to the smell. Some hops at the front, but it isnít as bright as other American barleywines. Very malty with some overripe fruit flavors. Again, a lot like a boozy fruitcake. Thick and syrupy. Medium carbonation that doesnít really make it feel any lighter. Good consistency that allows the flavors to linger. Good flavor, but mostly just sweet and boozy.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (767) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at World of Beer in downtown Denver. Served in small goblet, a 10 ounce pour. A very dark cherry colored beer with moderate off white head and tart fruity nose. This is a big full-throated beer with a ton of fruity and bitter notes. Some malt there too. The last impression on the finish is a lingering bitterness. 4.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (345) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On draft at Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA served in an English pint glass. Pours orange-red, nice pillow head, nice lacing, decent retention. Aroma of pine, roasted malts. Taste is sweet, a little bitterness in the back. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, syrupy mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of dates, raisin, black cherry, burnt Belgian sugar and light pine. Itís a good barley wine but needs to be aged I would say.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Clear reddish amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, hops, bread dough, caramel and ripe fruits. Taste of caramel, toffee, bready, ripe fruits, hops and grapefruit. Full bodied, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, excellent beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (314) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Appearance: Reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma: lots going on here. Bready, caramel, biscuit along with pine, citrus and grassy hops along with fruit (raisins). Mouthfeel: heavy and a bit chewy with a mostly dry finish. Taste: Rich roasted barley, caramel, brown sugar, balanced with strong bittering hops. Overall: outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (183) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Poured a dark copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, and herbal hops. Flavor is citrus, caramel, dark fruits, and. Medium full bodied with a slightly chewy moutfeel with a soft herbal bitterness accompanied by sweet malts. Hope are well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. A nice American Barley wine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1479) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
On tap at beer revolution... Pours a clear amber with a minimal ring and rich syrupy legs up the glass. Aroma of rich caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, pine, resin and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits like raisins and dates, alcohol and a nice gentle bitterness that mixes nicely with the alcohol warmth on the finish. Great beer!


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