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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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The first sip of this brilliant, red-brown beer reveals a robust mouth feel and complex flavors including raisin, dark bread, some sherry flavors sure to increase with age, resin hops, a touch of old barrel. With the finish comes the aroma and flavor of Columbus hops in your mouth, being followed by the alcohol warmth that can be felt down your throat.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
A hazed orange amber with a thin creamy light mocha head. In aroma, loads of treacle malt with floral hops, doughy character and warming alcohol. In mouth, a sweet biscuit malt with doughy character, piney hops, anised and warming alcohol, raspy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (624) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Sweet/brown sugar, light caramel, grainy malt. Good balance of different malt flavors, and also a nice balance with citrus hops--which is secondary to the malt, but substantial. Firm bitterness; some alcohol flavor, but not much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Amber in color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Grapes, raisins, plum, and citrus fruit notes. A little bit boozy, some pine, and lightly herbal. Sugar and malt forward flavor of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Light bitterness of pine and herbal hops. Citrus peel, raisin, grape, and plum fruitiness. Kind of warm/alcoholic on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3752) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
Peanut hull, pencil shaving nose with caramel and pine accents. Clear rust, thin yellow head, decent lacing. Cherry and orange peel dominated flavor. Definite woody character withg boysenberries. Walnuts and resinous pine finish. Medium body and easy carbonation. Damn, that’s a fine barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1192) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Not much in the nose but a nice brew. Sweet but not to sweet pretty balanced. Very enjoyable brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Zesty, orange blossom, potpourri, caramel, a bit boozy, but unique aroma. A touch tart, big grape, plum fruity, very floral, spicy potpourri, a bit citrusy, somewhat earthy, slightly resiny flavor. Slightly boozy and quite floral. Unique and pretty fun to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
22oz bomber, release # 9 (Nov. 2012), 10.6% abv. Pours an opaque amber, slightly orange. No head. Aroma is mainly alcohol and bready yeast, taste is the same. Just not a very complex beer. Not the best ABW I'have had, but not the worst either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6072) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Sweet rich caramel aroma. Rich amber pour. Sticky sweet taste - slightly hoppy and very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Thick mouthfeel, notes of alcohol and dark caramel, hops come in a little too quickly and strong but don’t subtract from the wonder.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (831) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Raisins, brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Deep crimson brown in color with a thin foam. Strong hop flavor with notes of dates, sherry, oak, bread crust and herbs. Alcohol is slightly masked yet, noticeable on this finish. Undertones of yeast, nuts and caramel. Overall, very unique and well done barley wine. I’d give this an A rating.


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