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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 (301) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle to IPA glass Pine, spruce, caramel, plum, raisin. Almost clear amber with some fairly active carbonation and a 1cm creamy tan head. Taste is slamming bitterness right off the cuff which although transitions to a caramel sweetness for a few seconds, lingers and lingers. There’s some grapefruit, pepper, and blood orange in there too. The palate is assaulted with the bitterness, but even that can’t hide the 10.3%. Finally, I get some chalkiness after having a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2871) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
This was poured into a mini-snifter, part of a flight at McGillicuddy’s, Williston, VT. The appearance was a hazy dark amber to brown color with no head and a slight glazed over little bit of sliding lacing, interesting but different. The smell started off with an interesting sweet to glossed over bitter-esque grassy sweet apple, light cherry, sly cocoa, light dry coffee bean. The taste wraps the aromas together to blend and give off a slightly woody feel in the aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good for a Barleywine (is this supposed to be English or American?), eh, whatever. Overall, though styles seem to be melding these days, American or English barleywine, I still liked it for what it is, and yes, it does take a little bit of warming for the "tobacco-esque" features to come out in the aroma. Try it if you see it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (4823) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Alain. A copper beer with low head. Aroma is on caramel, blond caramel, bittering hops, sweet, peppery, bit alcoholic, not that complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (240) - FRANCE - SEP 20, 2015
L’étiquette dit " It’s intense, attention seeking ". L’étiquette dit vrai ! Houblon genre fruits exotique confits sur fonds de caramel. C’est gourmand donc. Selon le moment on peut se dire que c’est trop. Mais comme l’ensemble reste très séduisant ... L’alcool est soutenu. Ce n’est clairement pas une bière de soif. Le genre de bière récompense donc, qu’on s’octroie par gourmandise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2015

Lukt: Karamell og vinøse dufter.
Utseende: Brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Karamell, noe rødvinaktig smak og en liten alkovarmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Bøker & Børst, Stavanger sammen med Lanka.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@10,3%, Når@18.09.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Continues (110) - GERMANY - SEP 14, 2015
From bottle. Pours copper, with small, lasting, white head. Aroma of dried plums, raisins, caramel. Taste similar to juice from dried fruits, roasty note, some alcohol. Sweet, full body, silky, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
Brown color with a light beige head with short to medium duration, some lacework. Aroma has notes of toffee notes, light caramel, some dry fruits. Flavor is light sweet with molasses, toffee and some honey liquor notes with caramelish notes. Slightly sweetness in the final with molasses notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. Amber color in color off-White head. Nutty and frukty aroma. Flavor simikar. Good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle at Bier Bier, Helsinki. Colour is clear ruby with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness, raisins, hops, some alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
Medium beige head. Clear red body with lots of big soft flakes and light carbonation. Sugary fruity candy aroma with perfumy lemony notes. Dry resiny syrupy taste with roasty toffee notes. Full-bodied. Mild mouthfeel initially, then hotter. Dry roasty spicy wooden aftertaste with unclean fruity cocos notes. Wow. So disappointed. First poor Evil Twin beer I’ve had. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from.)

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