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RATINGS: 1519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Pours from bottle (Vintage 04A) black and tawny, little to no head. Typical barley wine sniff of malt. Black forest. Or caramel cooked 10 seconds too long. But good. Is that rosemary hiding in there? Great bottlelabel by the way. Taste: much different than Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and Brooklyn Monster; a taste all its own, though maybe not quite as good as the two afore mentioned. Not licorice. Sugar free caramel, chocolate, malt malt malt. Malted milk and Pepsi? Yes, thatís it. Nice pallet, slow to drain. Coats the throat. Neat warming barley wine alcohol kick. When to drink this? Before sex, but not before breakfast. 75%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Four pack of 12oz bottles. Pours burgundy with a millimeter of tan head which fades quickly. Plum and molasses aroma. Taste starts with grapefruit hops, quickly fades to cherry licorice. Can barely taste the alcohol (actually, you can easily taste it but, for a barleywine...). Best barleywine bang for your buck.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
This is one of the most smooth tasting Barleywine I ever had, The head of the beer is mininmal, the smells of raisns, fig with choclate slimple give to the taste of chocalte and and carmel. While the Alcohol % is strong it doesnt over-power the beer. Enjoy on those cold nights by the fire.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2005
This barley wine has a typical cola-brown color and lack of head. Nice malty aroma with little complexity. Tastes ok: some sweet licorice elements are evident especially near the finish. Wet body with a harsh alcohol presence. All in all really not that great -- Iím just not a fan of this style despite itís "lush appeal".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Clear brown color with floaties and a ring of offwhite lace. Aroma and flavor of caramel, roasted malt and alcohol. Medium body, liquorous texture, moderate carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Dark brown in color. I must say that I didnít know that barley wines were really malty. I used to not like malty beers; know I only not like light malty beers. As far as barleywines go, this is the worst Iíve had so far. That said, my high score should indicate that I both like this style and think this to be the best Flying Dog brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2005
04 Bottle. Dark thick brown-to-black pour very litt;e head. Aroma of sweet malts and some kinda dark fruit, and maybe a hint of something like licorice. Same for the actualy flavor, the malts are super pronounced, and the hops are fairly subdued. Noticable alcohol burn.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - JUN 8, 2005
doesnít really taste like a barley wine. itís aromatic and flavorful, but not your typical barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Ooh! I like! Dark amber color with a nice malty nose. Smooth smooth malt flavor that goes down nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Very good representative of the style. Nice caramel and coffee aroma. Dark reddish brown color and some yeast particulate. Low carbonation and very small head. Taste is sweet with some coffee, fruit, and spice. Hops are strong and bitter. Nice and thick on the palate and the aftertaste is sweet and malty. Good, but I feel that the alcohol taste is a little too high for my complete enjoyment, however it would not be a barley wine without it.


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