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RATINGS: 1528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big malty flavors, including licorice and chocolate, are balanced with a moderate hop profile. Brewed with copious amounts of prized malts and flaked oats, the Barley Wine is so strong that it has to be aged for several months before we can bottle it. Like a fine wine, it will continue to improve with age up to 2 years after bottling (If kept cool).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Opaque brown color. Strong liquorish and some chocolate in the nose. Liquorish dominates the flavor at the begining. Strong alcohol flavor and some chocolate as beer warms. Decent barleywine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 29, 2005
A caramel and herbal aroma to the beer. Pours a nice golden color with an off white head. Strong alchohol taste with hops heavily present. Has a medium body and a nice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Iím surprised this is as low as it is. This is a delicious and well-defined BW, IMO. Aroma has a nice herbal bouquet along with some rich malts, and there is a really full malt sweetness in the flavor, balanced by a touch of hops at the end. The alcohol really comes through and dominates the finish, though never in a bad way, really. The palate is real creamy as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Dark brown with a red tinge and thin tan head. Stark alcohol sugar aroma. Syrupy burnt brown sugar essence with a strong tart grape overbite. Iím no barleywine fan, so maybe Iím jaded, but you gotta be in the mood for this potion.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Amanzing odor, very unique smell, very pretty reddish color. Sweet flavor, strong alcohol flavor, perhaps too much so. Heavy and fuzzy/bubbly mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3025) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2005
Aroma:caramel and herbs.... Appearance:Redish brown,light head... Flavor:Caramel and alcohol,light bitterness...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of tupalev. Ruby brown colour. Strong, sweet aroma, with a big alcohol presence. Flavour starts sweet as well - brown sugar & malt - and develops some sharp, tart notes as it warms. Finish is long, with notes of vanilla and almond. A simple but well made example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
Bottle, shared in good company near the end of a solid tasting session. Strong alcohol in aroma - probably a little overpowering. Dark brown appearance. Strong taste as expected - sweet malt, simple barley wine taste, but only a little bitterness near the end. Certainly a sweet barleywine, but also quite simple. A good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (12oz) - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalevís domicile - provided by tuplaev. Poured a dark, hazy amber-brown with a small, diminishing very light brown head. Aroma - alcohol, burned caramel, toasted rich malt, some hops, certainly yeast, and strangely, mushrooms! Taste was spicy dark malt, prunes, yeast(s), a little hop-bitter with warming - and of course, alcohol was in the house, but not stroppy. An average linger, and perhaps a tad alcohol-harsh and one-dimensional, but a barley wine and freakiní proud of it. Of the b-wines Iíve had, itís in the upper third.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
"F**k that Jimmy jam stuff, lets open these!" - Blankboy decides that the can of Yankee Jim should not be our first priority. <P> Dark brown with a very thin tan head. Sweet brown sugar aroma, malt and a hint of alcohol. Flavour is sweet, malty, brown sugar, touch of molasses. Dry finish, with some hops coming out in the aftertaste. Medium oily palate. Simplistic at times, but very drinkable. Underrated in my opinion. A beer that shows that it trusts you. ;)


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