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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We brew this in early January and start selling it the following November. It takes two times as much barley and hops to make a single batch of this very strong ale. The reason wine is in the name is because of the wine-like strength of 10 % alchohol


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2005
Pours a hazy orange-brown color, with a small off-white head.It has a nose of raisins and molasses. Thick smooth palate. Flavor is sweet malt with toffee and raisins. Finishs with a bitterness I cant place.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Small head with a hazy brown body. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
Pours cloudy caramel with no head. Nose and flavor are malt, toffee and a rye like influence. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2020) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
Opaque medium brown with a small, but lasting, off-white head. Aroma of figs, figs, and more figs, caramel, molasses and slight hops. The flavor, again, is full of figs, sweet, but not too much so. Full bodied and a bit creamy. The first two sips I wasn’t sure, but after that it was quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Tap at brewpub.<br.Pours a deep amber with a nose of deep, boozy molasses and plumb/raisin malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, raisin, molasses, and a funky sour note in the finish. Oily on the tongue. Not bad but the sour fruit finish doesn’t work.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin poorly retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear dark copper (SRM 20) body.....nose is pine, resin, citrus peel, dreid fruits....taste is malt sweetness, with dried fruits including, raisin, fig, plum tones, some light pineapple, finishing with a moderate pine citrus peel bitterness......mouth feel, chewy, with a heavy thick body, sticky, alcohol warmth, with slight fusel tones, carbonation low with a mild acid finish. This is obviously an American Barley Wine with American hops. It is hop forward, with almost balancing malt strength resulting in a near balance of strengths. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle from the brewpub. Pours very dark amber with some beige/tan bubbles. Dark fruit, almost prune, aromas. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar, perhaps a little hop. Overall a bit thinnish and a bit undersweet for a barley wine. But it turns out well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2011
12oz bottle picked up near the brewery in September of 2010, opened March 2011, which assumably makes it the 2009 edition. Faint non-hiss when opened and accompanying mild, almost non-existent carbonation level. Murky red-brown. The aroma is classic Barleywine, deep mollases soaked amber malt. A pretty well executed offering, much better fresh and carbonated I’d bet. As it is it comes off a little like watery honey mead. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"pretty dark pour...nice mahogony color, but also pretty flat. a smooth sipper. definitely on the sweet side...molasses, tobacco, dark fruits. definitely liked it and it could stand up to some of the big boys with some carbonation."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
I’m not sure what color to call this beer. One I don’t remember it that well and the added color blind thing doesn’t help. Sweet caramel malty taste with a little hop added in. It had a somewhat bitter finish but, not enough to kill it for me.


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