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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1826) - 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 (1177) - Calgary, 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 (9609) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2014
average frothy light brown head. fair lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark reddish-brown body. aroma: dark chocolate, mild coffee, raisin, plum, ruby port wine, alcohol. if and ff: heavy sweet moderate bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Forte aquecimento alcoólico, lembrando o de vodka. Café no paladar, acompanhado de vinho do Porto, bem como toques de chocolate. O retrogosto tem presença excessiva de álcool, o que prejudica a percepção de mais nuances. É esta a razão que a torna inferior em relação a front room.250 s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Danky brighter red wood, like drop of milk poured in, lighter amber glint. Sticky caramel head. Very white sprit boozy finish, not as mettalicy. Big rusty booz, big raisny and hot grilled malt. Winks of rye, steely wool and terse cooling booze. This is a barely wine that doesn’t fuck about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5388) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From kbudd19, thanks! Dark reddish brown with a small beige head and no lacing. Aroma is of raisins, buckwheat (?), Port/wine notes, plums, dried fruits, molasses, sweetness notes and light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with dried fruits, buckwheat (?), plums, raisins, molasses, Port/wine notes (less than in the aroma) and a nice warming finish. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Good English Barley Wine. Maybe a tad sweet, but the balance is still good. Quite complex, though I would love the Port to be more present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
21st December 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is semi dry with light fine carbonation. Rich malt, sweetish. Marmite. Dark toffee, touch of spice. Jammy red berry fruits underneath. Dry finish. Tasty but the marmite is getting in the way of this being a better beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle - Sweet vinous notes, with some red fruit which is a bit ’new’ and lots of raw barrel notes. The end of the nose does provide some of the roast malts. Jet brown with a thin rich light brown head. Lots of barrel notes and a malty young port. Acidic and vinous with red fruit and a slight alcohol burn. Not bad, but not as well rounded as the other version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle @ home. Almost pitch black, small tan head that settles quickly, no lacing. Some coating. Aroma, sweet malty, dried figs, dried fruit, dark fruits, dessert wine, milk chocolate. Taste, malty sweet, dark fruits, red wine, caramel, chocolate, wood. The barrel aging really shines through. Almost no carbonation. Oily mouth feel. Warming alcohol in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Vertical with Front Room (Malaga version) - Pours dark reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of sweet tartish berries, caramely malts, syrup and woody notes. Taste is sweet, tartish, vinous with notes of berries, port, wood and carbonation. Finish is syrupy, slightly tartish and vinous with loads of port notes. Pretty complex and vinous barley wine. I prefer this to the malaga version.

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