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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very winey, sweet, lots of dark fruits, figs, raisin, chocolate. Taste is rich, medium to till bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Deep copper red hue with fizzy brown head. Aroma is wood, wine, figs, toffee, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a wood dryness and an ethanol finish. Overall this is a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
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Dark brown color with dark red shades, and brownish head. The malts in the aroma are heavily caramelized, some old wood, no hops, hence very British. Good body strength, with moderate residual sweetness; dark caramel and dark malts flavor, a bit dusty and oxidized; warm alcohol and fair bitterness. Very light vinous note, that could be the Port. Nutty.
Very good, very similar to the second incarnation of Thomas Hardy’s Ale, although with a tad less character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1965) - 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 (1543) - 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 (3158) - 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 (2938) - 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 (150) - 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 (14686) - 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 (4131) - 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!

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