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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ignaciorg (27) - - OCT 7, 2012
Pours deep redish brown with a firm, staying, creamy, white to off-white head. Aroma has dark chocolate, raisins, plums, apricot, light vinious, somewhat resiny. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness with firm bitterness. Apricot, peach, citrus. Deep milky chocolate, grainy, some cocoa-milk, raisins, vinious and warming. Soft roasted in the finish. Lovely beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7498) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2015
12oz bottle pours with a clear copper body that has thin golden edges and supports a nice tan head of foam. The aroma offers up raisins, prunes, molasses, a bit of brown sugar and then light herbal earthy sort of muted kind of pine hops blended with a sliver or two of nuttiness. The taste delivers fairly rich sweet dark fruity esters that are largely prune and dried cherry like and lightly coated with brown sugar and molasses. It gets a tad malty and nutty to midway and then heads into more molasses notes and a mild almost tangy pine to citrus hoppiness into the finish. Darn tasty barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (913) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2015
Beautfil clear dark copper with some ruby hues and a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is ripe fruit, fruity cake, some raisins, very nice. Flavor is same ripe fruit and cake with some dark sugar and dark crystal malts. Medium to full palate, easy to drink and alcohol very well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1892) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2015 Pours dark amber with low off white head Aromas of dried fruits, loads of caramel malts, hoppy sweet fruits, Taste has bitter hoppyness from tropical fruits, caramel, dried fruits, sweet corn bread

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2668) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
@ Basunen 15-8-1: lite småhet och maltig men lämnar ingen större spår. Absolut inte imponerande.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
caramel, butterscotch, resin, citrus, spruce, grapefruit, alcohol, lemon peel, a big beer, lots of hops, lots of malts. Copper/ruby colour, medium beige head, lacing. Big bite, heavy sweetness, lightly salty, a bit hot on the alcohol, it also has a bit of a medicinal quality to it. Fullbodied, sticky feel, soft carbonation, bitter and warming finish. Enjoyable, but the medicinal quality is a bit disturbing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (136) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
A rich golden hue and a poignant nose, featuring caramel malt, booze and pithy hops. This is a massive BW with all the element I appreciate - a rich toffee malt body, fresh piney hops, a hint of nuts and popping dark berries. The flavours blend well, but are distinct and fresh. The body is appropriately rich and thick and the soft carbonation helps support this luxurious barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts and some pine. Flavor is sweet and malty with some pine, pineapple, bitterness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and citrus. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel, dried fruity and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2616) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. This is a big sticky hot mess. Really, burnt sugar, alcohol heat and warmth, raisin, toffee. So much sugar and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3063) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2015
Evil Twin’s Freudian Slip also clocks in at 10%. It pours a plum red/Amber with a head that was gone in the blink of an eye. The nose is rich malt & stone fruits + hints of pear. Med-light bodied with a somewhat silky texture. The taste is boozy, bitter at first, fruity then gives you some malty sweetness. The beer is about 8 months old though which could explain the lack of hoppiness.


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