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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (5000) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
Appearance: Lovely deep amber color with a small off white layer. Do not bother if there are no head! No need for that.
Aroma: Caramel, vinous, toffee, some hoppy notes and fruity.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Toffee syrup, oak, hoppy, vinous and fruity. Well masked (but warming) alcohol.
Overall impression: I have not been a great fan of Barley Wine. Maybe until now. Well this one is highly recommendable for anyone. Perfect evening sipper.
Personal stats: Bottle at SOT Bar & Burger in Trondheim, Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (208) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Sweet aroma. Rich, malty and dark fruit sweetness with a boozy alcohol presence. Strong and warming. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
Looks..dark murky amber, sml- med think head. Smells.. big caramel roasty malts, honey, candy, slightest green spice hint Tastes..big smooth roasty malts, candied honey, caramel, boozy stone fruit, boozy citrus bitterness at finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielyabu (1290) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2015
average fizzy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling hazy medium-particled thick dark reddish-amber body. aroma: moderate malt caramel, light hoppy. if: very light sweet moderate bitter. ff: very light sweet harsh bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. Amargor lupulado (escalante, lembrando carqueja) logo de cara, como indicava o aroma. Desvirtuamento do estilo. Decepção total, principalmente em comparação com a obra-prima Torst Front Room, da mesma cervejaria.em um teste as cegas, diria que estou tomando uma double IPA, nunca um BW. Disfarça bem o teor alcoólico de 10%. Leve caráter de malte no background. Ao considerá-la na variante americana, apresenta certo caráter frutado, que é maciçamente subjugado pelo lúpulo. De acordo com o BJCP, ´Difere de uma Imperial IPA no fato de que os lúpulos não são extremos, o malte é mais avançado, o corpo é mais rico e tem mais personalidade.” Neste caso, a única diferença foi no corpo, este sim, digno de um BW. Baixíssima drinkability. Não recomendo aos amantes do estilo tradicional.10 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
24th Jan 2015. Keg pour at Cotteridge Wines before the RateBeer bottle exchange. Not a great idea to have such a strong brew so early, but a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do! Anyway, I like Barley Wines. Poured a slightly hazy brown with a small but lasting head. Aroma and taste are all about malty molasses with both toffee and caramel to the fore in both the nose and flavour, plenty of alcohol too, especially in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (120) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a reddish dark copper with very thin, off white head. Aroma of sweet dried fruit and alcohol ester. Flavor is sweet, bitter and alcohol. The hops try to cut through the sweetness and alcohol burn but are beat back with a somewhat cloying sweetness. The end is very bitter and lasting. Lots of alcohol and not very quaffable. It’s like a really bitter eisbock. Different stuff here!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garry_Evans (47) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2015
A big bold hoppy barley wine. 12floz bottle from The Bottle Shop Hong Kong. Dark brown with beige head. Toffee, liquorice, almost stony aroma. Soft palate with medium carbonation. Intense flavours of raisins, burnt toffee, nutty malt. Warming, very boozy, intense flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1898) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Keg cotteridge wines. Muddy brown thin head aroma is lots of malts dark fruits caramel taste same lots of warming alcohol. Nice chewy body. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2923) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Keg at Cotteridge Wines, Brum. Pours hazy dark brown with a small head. Aroma is rich caramel, toffee and molasses. Taste has toffee to start with a heavy molasses and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10777) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Keg at Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham, Cotteridge Convention. Dark copper with white head. This was heavy stuff, big on the alcohol front, malt lead, intense on the palate and bitter. A little over the top for me but still decent.

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