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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1114) - 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. Iíd give this an A rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1198) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2016
It pours a hazy, cloudy brown with a tan moderate head. It has rich malt aromas highlighted by caramel and bread. There is a strong presence of raisin as well. The flavors are characteristic of the malt with caramel and bread and a moderate wood taste. There is a bit of smoke with raisin and low sherry elements. It has a chewy, full bodied feel with a fair amount of alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a malt forward barley wine with the added complexity of the wood with enhances the overall presentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2016
Batch 1 mother fuckers.... itís an old as bottle but itís great. Poured a deep chestnut amber color with aromas of toast, booze, caramel and more booze. Flavors are the same malty with toast and caramel and boozoness. This is solid and fantastic the age on this I was worried but itís great it aged well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
the nose is chocolate, plums, brown sugar and malt. The head is relatively thin, off-white and fluffy. Lots of dark rich tastes going on here - exactly what I am looking for in a BW. Roasted malt, caramel, dark berries and raisins are nicely set against fruity hops. Hazelnuts, slightly burnt butter, a touch of chocolate, chewy malt and a nice booziness round out a great taste profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Release #3 Pours a cloudy, dark golden copper color with ruby red edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy aroma with sweet and leathery malt notes countered by grassy hops, dark fruit and alcohol. Hints of toffee, biscuit, hazelnut and rye as well as some earthy, floral hops, cherry, currant and other dark berries. Medium bodied with a sticky hop presence that provides a dry, bitter counterpoint to the sweet and earthy malt notes. Earthy, grassy hops up front followed by hints of rye, toffee, hazelnut dark frut sweetness and alcohol. Hints of plum, raisin and dark cherry provides some needed sweetness toward the finish. Decent amount of alcohol flavor but the high ABV is well masked making it pretty easy to drink. One of the better beers that Iíve had from Epic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (611) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Brownish color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is syrupy caramel, dark bread, notes of darker fruit, alcohol. Full bodied, sweet, somewhat sticky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cavie (4310) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle courtesy cwsample. Pours a murky reddish brown color with a tan head. Aroma is clay, dusty notes, earthy tones and alcohol. Flavor is dirty, earth tones, hot alcohol and some sweetness. Finishes hot. Bitter end. Sorry, but I don't like this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3434) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2015
651 ml. bottle.Release #16. 10.2% ABV. SLC# 1190. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with slight lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is toffee/caramel, heavy dried fruit, with plum raisin, light fig, light spice, cereal, minimal hops, balance to the malts.....taste is sweet malts with notes of brown sugar, dried fruits, fig, raisin, plum, leading to slight hop notes, balance heavily to the malts........mouth feel, chewy body, sticky, heavy alcohol, light carbonation. This is a rich, sweet, complex beer, that is quite low in hop aroma and flavors with the malts utterly dominating. As such it is more English than American in style. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
snifter from draft at The Scottish Pervert Association .. . pours a murky brown .. . paper, wet cardboard, molasses, and dirty mop .. not that good . .. epic wonít last long in tx .. . . for being a hundred and six, that man as a fantastic head of hair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Sample at the Winking Lizard Epic Tap Takeover on 03/14/2015. This beer pours a hazy mahogany-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roast malt, caramel and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and dark fruit. The finish is malty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, old books, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, toffee, light cherry, raisins, plum, bread, and some pine with a somewhat thin mouthfeel.

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