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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (593) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2016
12 oz pour from bottle into tulip. Pours a purple-brown, reflective, short-lived off-white head. Nose is sweet, fruity, a little raspberry, hint of citrus, malt. Full body, thick. Sweet, similar fruity notes to nose, raisin, bitter, moderate boozy burn on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (165) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours amber with off-white head. Caramel, berries - black currant, yeast, apple, alcohol is noticeable. Soft and pleasant on the sweet side. Full body and oily texture, soft carbonation. Very nice despite the alcohol notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3897) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Dobre choć nazbyt alkoholowe piwo ze srednia piana ale ladnym ciemno czerwonym krwistym kolorze. Zapach granatow i malin. W smaku poziomka, maliny jagody oraz szczególnie granat. Bardzo alkoholowe i w pierwszym lyku i w nozdrzach się go czulo i zwłaszcza finisz. Lepiej było go ukryc lub po prostu odrobina mniej tak to by było smaczniejsze piwo Bo granat zbombardowany spirytem mi nie pasuje.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2404) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle, thanks to lambister. Copper color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel notes, sweet fruits, sherry notes. Sweet malty body, fruits, some hoppy notes, sherry notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (613) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
341ml bottle from Brewery Creek. Bottled May 12, 2014. Pours a murky copper with a beige head. Aroma is candied tropical fruits, citrusy. Taste is till very hoppy with candied tropical fruits, licorice. It is amazing after 2 years! Though remembering Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer 2012 which was tasted in 4 years after bottling and still was very hoppy I am already not surprised :-) Tropical fruits bitterness aftertaste. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. BB... there is a stamp but I can’t understand what it means. Pours darkish golden/amber with beige head. Aroma of rather boring caramelly malts, toffee... The usual. Taste likewise; caramelly sweet with rather harsh bitterness in finish. Body moderately medium, carbonation modest. Not bad at all but overall pretty random, needs more aging probably. Too bad the stupid copywriters are so full of shit. Minus one for the bullcrap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4418) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle at Banksia. Clear dark red with a light brown head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, light sour wild berries). Flavor medium sweet, light sour and bitter, some alcohol. Medium+ body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (3777) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle share. seeing the rave reviews and not getting it. Actually poured my glass out. Dark, bitter pit fruit, prune juice. Not recalling a barley wine at all. Tried hard to find some redeeming qualities, and then I gave up.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5668) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a rusty copper topped with a sand head. Nose is heavy malts and plenty of booze. Taste is malty booze metallic and some bitter notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (598) - 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!


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