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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (726) - - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, earthy wood aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy dark sweet finish of medium to long duration. Another standout brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2015
bottle, medium to lighter bodied caramel brown pour. Sweet caramel malts, wood/oak notes, rich toffee notes. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6422) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2015
11.2 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a clear brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dark caramel malts, dark fruits, wood, a hint of smoke, the port barrel works a little bit better with this than the wine barrel in my opinion, some sweetness that works with this beer, smoke is actually very mild.This is solid and tasty.Thanks to b3shine for the opportunity to try this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Big port merlot Taste. Dark brown. Rich though tad thin mouthfeel. Ok drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is dark fruit, sherry, taste is caramel, sweet chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1242) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1180) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Courtesy of Drew
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1942) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (917) - 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.


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