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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


Lubiere's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (927) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
A decent barleywine, hoppier than most. Pours a nice bright amber with a white head. Smells sweet. Taste starts sweet, but ends a bit bitter. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Last sample at the annex. Clear copper color with a white ring. Sweet caramel aroma with a hint fresh hops. American styled barley wine with the bolder hops. A little spice and a little sweetness. Nice and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
22 oz bottle. Brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of caramel sauce, light maple, molasses, brown sugar, and toffee. Taste is of molasses, caramel, booze, toffee, tobacco (could be the cigar), and toast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. The look is amber in color, beige colored head, and cloudy. The smell is sweet, caramel, fruits, and interesting. The taste is sweet, caramel, malts, candy, and ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly cloudy dark brown with a medium, creamy and small bubbled beige head, medium retention moving to the glass edge with excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet toast and nutty malt, light caramel notes, dates and figs with spicy and earthy hops, light peppery alcohol and some wood/oak notes. Flavor is sweet caramel and toast/bready malt with dark fruits of dates and figs, light earthy and spicy hops with medium bitterness, light peppery alcohol, light oak and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2388) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Brownish color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is syrupy caramel, dark bread, notes of darker fruit, alcohol. Full bodied, sweet, somewhat sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle; release 14, 10.4% ABV, batch 1294
Hazy mahogany color with small head. Malt and perfume aroma, dash of dusty roasty malts. Round mouthfeel, malty flavor, caramel, a bit nutty, sweet but not syrupy; the bitterness level is correct; the fruity and resiny level of hops is moderate.
Nice but not impressive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle - Caramel and bready malts with a bit of hoppy spice. Clear amber with a thin beige head. Caramel with a long hop bitterness. A little on the harsh side, but OK.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark caramel orange amber with a small head. Aroma brings out toasted chestnuts, spicy hops, and a touch of caramel bready malt. Flavour is very similar, with lots of spice, toasted nuts, and dry dark fruits. Too spicy and nutty for a barley wine. Acceptable, but off the mark for me.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (812) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Release #14 brewed in Denver 10.4% bottle poured a clear brown hue w/ small tight beige head, minor lacing. Big sweet boozy aroma. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are rum soaked raisins, dark bread, and some piney hop. Full bodied, soft carbonation, big warmth in the finish.


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