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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Dark mahogany with light chocolate shake head, light fine-bubble lacing / Rich nose of dark fruit, coffee, tobacco, caramel / Full body, chewy, creamy, sweet but with excellent balance, light heat, and light bitterness on finish / Flavors of prune, date, caramel, coffee, tobacco, oak / Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, molasses, slight smokiness and light wine notes. Taste is rich rich toffee, molasses and malts. Brown sugar notes here too. Finishes rich and sweet. Some light bitterness and liquor snap. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2452) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany with light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of dark caramel and sugar, sweet malts, and dark raisins, and alcohol. Flavors of malt extract, dark fruit/figs, tobacco, leather, and brown sugar. Hot. Complex and very nice, but ABV is very noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor includes port wine, molasses, dark fruit and toffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Evil Twin Torst Back Room - Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine. -- Aroma: Hm. Not a lot to recommend here. Not much aroma, and the aroma’s more of malt than anything else, some rum and raisin in the nose. 4/10. -- Appearance: Pours very pretty thick, syrupy brown-black with almost no head. 4/5. -- Taste: Port, rum, lots and lots of alcohol present in the flavor. Fruitiness that’s pleasant, from the grapes. Long cocoa and coffee finish, along with the port. 8/10. -- Palate: Syrupy thick and smooth, with a gentle astringency and long, pleasant finish. Alcohol level diminishes from the pleasure of the finish, I think. 4/5. -- Overall: This is a really nice experiment, and a great alternative for those days you want a good beer but also want something experimental and different. As an experiment, this beer is a success. A shame about the lack of good nose, but everything else about this beer is going on well. I wouldn’t want this but a few times a year, but I think when I do I’ll appreciate it deeply. 15/20.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Rating #6000. 11.2 oz. bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small white beige head. Aroma brings out lots of sweet wine (port), followed by caramel and candied sugar - quite complex and decadent. Flavour is decadent and complex, with treacle toffee, just enough port barrels, and a touch of candied sugar. Wow, this is rich and elegant. One of Evil Twin’s best. This is marvellous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2765) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, vanilla, toasted malt, alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, oak, raisins and fruity yeast. Thick round body with an aftertaste of bourbon and toffee. Quite good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle to tulip Molasses, lightly roasted malt, red wine, and dark fruits. Deep brown, nearly black with at thin tan head. Brandy, dark chocolate, cherry, oak, and burnt malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown pour with reddish tinge and very small beige head. Aroma of malts, molasses, caramel, slight hops and port. Taste of malts, caramel, toffee, red fruit, raisin, slight hops and a strong port presence. Full bodied, medium carbonation, well balanced. Pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown pour-- the colour of molasses (but not the consistency, thankfully), with a smallish brown head. Aroma is intensely malty and sweet. Flavours of raisin pie, soy sauce, treacle, and corky wood. Mouthfeel is soft and rounded, very full bodied. Slightly salty finish. A very pleasant sipper, and very different from Front Room.

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