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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like ’probably the best in the world’, ’it works every time’ etc.? This American Barley Wine Ale says it how it is. It’s intense, attention seekingly hoppy, and definitely your kind of beer. A beer with a big ego, drive and a huge thirst for recognition.

mnoud's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnoud (311) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
2012.08.07 - on tap at Always Ron's. Pours a ruby copper with thin white head. Aroma very nondescript to my nose. Taste is fleeting, off the taste buds as fast as it was on. Mouthfeel very smooth, almost "flat", little carbonation. For a barley wine, this is very smooth and hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (517) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours dark red with light head. Aroma is soft, caramel, light sourness sweetness, wild berries, toffee, apple. Taste is bitter, less berries, light sourish, currant, bitter juice, rowan, some alcohol. Quite good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (743) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 26, 2016
Deep golden hazy colour with a small white head. Fruity sweet aroma with some alcohol. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet and fruity with a good hoppiness, caramel and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (668) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Aroma is rich and thick with caramel, sweet malt, raisin and a faint hint of leather. Body has a reddish hue with plenty of yeast floaters with a slightly off white cap. Flavor is like the aroma, palate isn’t that thick for the style. Overall it’s not too bad..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1339) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2016
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2016. Pours a murky amber with a small head. The nose is malty, with toffee and caramel, followed by some light fruity, hoppy notes. It explodes with flavour - sweet caramel, toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar and honey, as well as sweet and bitter citrus fruit (mandarin and grapefruit). Has a big malt presence but is also a very hoppy bugger, with the bitterness lingering, resiny and grapefruity. There is touch of booze at the back to you you a nice warm feeling. The texture is syrupy and the carbonation soft. This is a truly splendid barley wine - big, bold and flavour packed, and at the same time balanced and cohesive. Yet another absolute cracker from Evil Twin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toscanoigor (81) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
Cor laranja, levemente enevoada, com baixa formação de espuma. O aroma é de malte com notas cítricas, mas muito discreto, não muito promissor. Na boca, uma explosão: o sabor cítrico e maltado crescem, o álcool é muito proeminente, deixando uma dormência na língua. Final amargo, vai ganhando mais complexidade à medida que esquenta. Baixa carbonatação, baixa drinkabilidade, mas uma delícia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy dark amber color. Medium size, off-white beige head, stays. Sweet, caramel, raisins in aroma. Sweet, roast, alcohol, malty, fruity, citrus in taste. Drinkable, but also quite boring. Hmmm...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13051) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2016
330ml bottle (Puu, Tallinn)
Lovely rich barley wine aroma. Nice mahogany persistent head. Nice woody nutty taste, pleasantly sweet malty palate. Finish nicely drying, perhaps too drying, but I will put up with it, as I do like it. Does get the boost on. Raw, but does manage to hit most of the

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainTilven (146) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2016
Dégustée à 13,6°C. Corps de couleur cuivre foncé très jolie, opaque; mousse beige rosé très fine, somptueuse mais qui fond vite pour disparaître totalement. Arômes de pamplemousse et de fruits exotiques, malt et caramel; un peu de café; un petit côté métallique; peut-être des fruits rouges. Saveurs de cacao; amertume très enveloppante, très profonde, une pointe d’acidité qui raffine. Beaucoup de corps et de rondeur, avec du raffinement. Grande complexité mais peu d’harmonie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (830) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Dark translucent brown color with small off-white head and crazy messy lacing. Aroma has nice strong barley and alcohol tingle, slight vinous notes. Flavor has great smooth caramel malts, slightly bitter, a bit of cocoa almost. Very smooth and easy drinking for 10.3!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1033) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Piwo klarowne o miedzianej barwie, czerwonawej pod światło. Piana koloru ecru jest średnio obfita i szybko redukuje się praktycznie do zera, nie zostawiając śladów na szkle. Aromat jest dość intensywny, słodkawy, słodowy, delikatnie karmelowy, owocowo-winny ale bez nut alkoholu, bardzo przyjemny. W smaku słodkie, słodowe z nutami karmelu, owocowymi i nutką alkoholu ale w przystępnej postaci. Goryczka dość wysoka, nieco alkoholowa, delikatnie gryząca z wyraźnym efektem rozgrzewania już po kilku łykach. Piwo delikatnie oleiste, treściwe w odczuciu choć przeszkadza nieco ciut wysokie wysycenie i nieco za duży alkohol ale tylko w smaku. Pije się powoli z przyjemnością, delektując się każdym łykiem i mając na względzie moc trunku. Przyjemne piwo choć z kapci nie wyrywa, bardzo dobry aromat ale zbyt agresywnie alkoholowe w smaku.

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