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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 England’s 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 winter’s night. Get cozy by a roaring fire, and take time to reflect on how each beer is as unique as a snowflake.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Aroma is flat, unappealing. Some spiciness, but pretty dull maltiness. Taste is a peppery, a little bit grainy biscuit. Not much else to this beer. Hops are surprisingly evident given the IBUs, but not overwhelmingly so, like in something like bigfoot. Just prominent English hopping, and a biscuity malt. I wish I could say this is better, considering it probably has a lot of aspects they were shooting for, but eh.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (368) - 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
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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 doesn’t show anything too interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (430) - - 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 (5658) - .....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, let’s go brush our teeth"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Good B wine here. I’d 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 Sharrett’s 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 (2601) - 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 (5560) - 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 (5613) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (599) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a rich copper color with lots of carbonation but very little head. Aroma is candied sugar and alcohol. There is some sweetness there, but not enough for my tastes. There is a touch of toffee. Decent beer.


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