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RATINGS: 519   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol, fruit, dried fruit and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness and sweetness. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainTilven (123) - 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 (824) - 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 (977) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2383) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
Couleur ambrée trouble, très légère mousse beige. Nez candy, caramel blond, note de chêne et figues sèchée,alcool. Gout malté, fruité (figue raisin) caramel, caramel blond, orge, fut de chene avec amertume orange agrumes et houblon. Corps un peu sirupeux. Bonne amertume longue et intense fruitée en fin de bouche. Super subtile et complexe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of strong malts, citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor big malt taste with fruity finish. Long malt aftertaste. Can really taste the alcohol in this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4403) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
(Evil Twin Freudian Slip) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10.3% Deep red colour on the body with a small tan head, good density and retention. Aroma has plenty of hops, anise -reminding of sambuca- , red fruits, light orange peel. Taste has also red fruits, anise, alcohol, sambuca or ouzo reminding flavours especially on the afinish and aftertaste, orange peel, light citrus. Medium body, good carbonation, sticky palate. Quite good, interesting barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1265) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle. Heather and I picked these up at DeLock’s in Munster after a quick trip to 3F’s (side-note: bad idea visiting the brewery a week before DLD). Coppery brown pour, medium off-white head, nose is candy sugar, maple, vanilla, dried fruit (dates, figs and prunes), marshmallow. Mouth is medium-full, but not sticky like some, definitely drier than I like my barleywines (Heather agreed), but tasted an awful lot like everything you’d find in good candy minus the sugary part -- caramel, toffee, vanilla, maple, brown sugar, then some lingering bitterness. Overall this was good, although I’d like it better a touch sweeter. Just hit 1,234 ratings... like an alcoholic Sesame Street lesson in counting. Hopefully my liver holds out til 12,345 ;-P

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (420) - Lyon, FRANCE - APR 19, 2016
Une barley wine comme je les aime, comme elles devraient être. Nez typique : un fond vieux caramel fumé, du porto, des fruits rouges, un fond pomme cannelle, équilibre parfait. Bouche archi ronde, très équilibrée, peu éthylique. Hyper caramel, assez liquoreuse, pointe d’amertume aux aspects oranges amères. Bouche moins riche que le bouquet mais très équilibrée, puissante. On perçoit les fruits rouges dans la longueur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombelsky (28) - - APR 10, 2016
Dark ruby, clear, maybe bit hazy. Small 2 fingers foam. Spare lacing. Sweet malts aroma, caramel, prunes, wine. Deep bitter-sweet taste. Medium body, thick and oily. Sticky. Pleasant, dry finish, long lasting. Warm. Excellent beer Bottling: 335:2014

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (112) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 8, 2016
Servida en Snifter, APARIENCIA: De color cobrizo con destello naranjas, se observa turbia y poco de sedimento en el líquido. Corona de espuma color beige, de un dedo de altura de baja retención, que se disipa rapidamente dejando sólo una capa superficial, de burbuja abierta y un poco de lacing. AROMA: Muy complejo; notas de caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros, algo de licor similar al jerez, ligeras notas de lúpulo de carácter cítrico. El aroma es impresionante. SABOR: Igualmente complenjo, de entrada el dulzor con notas de caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros como dátiles, ciruela, algo de gusto cítrico del lúpulo muy balanceado con el dulzor de las maltas y seguido de un amargor moderado nada agresivo. El retrogusto queda el amargor moderado, no astringente y ligero gusto alcohólico. SENSACIÓN: Cuerpo completo y baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: un buen exponente del estilo American BarleyWine, muy agradable y placentera de tomar.

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