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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2689) - 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 I’ve had from Epic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (577) - 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 (4043) - Fort Worth, 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 (3087) - 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 (7259) - .....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 won’t 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 (10001) - 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 (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3108) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Barley wine bottle share on 1/31, batch #14. More hoppy than other barley wines, not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of barley sweetness, ruby brown pour, some sticky lacing. A little flat on the finish, but really really good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from a 22. The beer looked thick. Had some certifiable floaties. Aroma was sweet and hoppy. Flavor had a sweet start, malty middle and smooth finish. Sweet flavors were brown sugar and caramel. Great evenly balanced beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, piney, and boozy, with hints of brown sugar, raisin, leather, biscuit, and resin. Taste/Palate: syrupy and sweet; finishes bitter. Amazing malt/hop balance. Perfect!

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