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RATINGS: 1512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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).


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1273) - 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 (4302) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pours dark mahogany red with a lot of sediment floating around and a head that almost disappears completely. Aroma is dark cherries and hops. Flavors are carmel, dark cherries, and robitussin, with a somewhat hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Dark brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark malts and dark fruits. A medium to full bodied barley wine. Malts are sweet with lots of chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar flavors. Hops are slightly herbal and grapefruit. Mostly big sweet malt flavors in this beer, balanced mostly toward the malts, not that thatís a bad thing. Fairly smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Pours a dark, reddish-brown. A barely-there tan head that quickly disappears in to the ether. Smell is a rich maltiness. Caramel and floral hops. Tastes of rich caramel malt. Fruity plum and spiced raisin. Citrusy hops in the finish and aftertaste. Sticky and rich in the mouth. Not bad. I like my barleywines a bit bolder and a bit more complex. This one is really smooth however and does have a nice fruitiness to mix things up. Not one I would drink over and over but solid.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2005
poured dark brown with a wispy tan head that bleed away quickly. nose of strong fig and hops. a thick palatal feel with sweet malty flavor and vivacious hops in foreground. still a bit young and needs to lie. some slight cloying flavors. a couple of years could do wonders.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToXBoy (9) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005 does not count
12 oz. bottle, Very little head some lace. Dark brown color, with a malty aroma with a touch of citrus. The mouth feel was of oil with a sweet malty flavor that has a bit of bettering hops that are no match for the hops. The alcohol is subtle at 10 % nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle poured dark,dark brown with a nice creamy head and thick lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light roast and ripe fruit. Flavor is malty with a alcohol kick on the palate. Big alcohol and roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Barley field aroma, also had that smell of drinking a red wine also. Brown body had decent head and good lacing left on glass. Had a rich chocolate flavor. Just looked at alcohol content, it is hidden in this beer. Would of thought with out looking this tasted like a 6% alcohol beer. Rich malty presence on the palate. A good beer.


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