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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Available in December Winter Warlock was made in the tradition of some of Englandís great barley-wine ales. Our beer is made with delicious base malt and sugar. We boiled for over two hours to caramelize some of the sugars. The final product is as smooth as freshly resurfaced ice with a subtle hop character. This beer pairs nicely with calamari, ham and quail. Enjoy this beer with someone special on a cold winterís night. Get cozy by a roaring fire, and take time to reflect on how each beer is as unique as a snowflake.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1175) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
(bottle; unsure of age) Not really sure why I picked this bottle up aside from it was relatively inexpensive and I had tried this beer before a few years ago and remember not being all that impressed. Pours a gold instead of the standard dark amber for the style with a medium white head that retains really well and leaves some lacing. Looks nice enough. Aroma of strawberry jam right off the bat and itís accompanied by a toasty undercurrent which fast tracks this into breakfast territory real quick. Further scents of cherry hard candy and orange marmalade (#morebreakfast). Alcohol peeks through here and threatens to disrupt the first meal of the day harmony, but it recedes once the jamminess makes a secondary advance and routs the alc from my olfactories. Really surprised here. Getting a faint hint of carrot in here as well. Flavor holds some cotton candy, candied orange, perhaps a faint zing of ginger, marshmallows, maraschino cherry, and ambrosia salad on the finish. Very faint hint of peppery alc and some lingering toastiness on the finish. My only complaint is that it does get a bit cloying as the faint bitterness and peppery alc snap come in too late to stave off the cloy monster. Mouthfeel is superb for a barleywine. Perfectly thick and slightly chewy with just enough carb. Iím really surprised by the mouthfeel as Flat Earth in its early years was notorious for incredibly fizzy carb bombs. I donít know what the hell happened here, but either this beer ages really well, or there have been some massive overhauls at Flat Earth, because this barleywine is really solid and the last couple times Iíve had the Bermuda Triangle Tripel from them itís been absolutely stellar; either way, keep on keepiní on Flat Earth if you continue to make beers of this quality.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home thanks to adnielsen. aroma is a little hoppy, with some caramely, orangy sweetness. thick and syrupy, with citrus and caramel. kind of papery finish. ok

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle via rotbox agreed 2-3 years, courtesy of bnielsen13. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Pizza crust, cracker, oxidized, a bit citrusy, bready aroma. Chewy papery, bready, vanilla, caramel, old flavor. Probably aged a bit too long though the beer doesnít show anything too interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (509) - - MAY 28, 2013
Dark Mildly hazy orange color with a retainable yet filmy white head. Carbonation is very abundant upon pouring and sticks around for a few minutes afterwards before slowly dying down. Rich strong citrus, grapefruit, and caramelized malts make up the nose. The flavor has some strong citrus hops, caramel, grapefruits, toffee and malts. Despite the strong looking carbonation, the carbonation actual feels quite mild and the body is rather mild in weight. Slightly boozy flavor, but otherwise a smooth and tasty Barleywine!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
We should have a way to tell someone their breath stinks without hurting their feelings,
like, "Hey, this is boring, letís go brush our teeth"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Good B wine here. Iíd like to let this one age as it tastes a bit ripe - but the carmelization is good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from Sharrettís Liquor Store (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 25/11/12)
Some spice, caramel, brown sugar, and alcohol on the nose. Color is a clear light amber, with a minimal white head. Unusual appearance for a Barley Wine. Taste is lightly sweet, slightly bitter. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a boozy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a translucent gold with a white head of foam. Smells and tastes like somebody poured a grape soda over a piece of bread. Very grapey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
nose of target light fruits pears apples and shut as well as white sugar and earthy undertones. pours orange golden hazy with a fizzy head. flavors of tart light fruits pears and apples white sugar earth a little herbal. lemony finish with a little sweetness as well. well carbonated with a slightly tart finish. meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bomber. Clear amber gold pour with a white head. Candied sugar and sweet caramel. Fairly malty. Nice full palate. Decent.


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