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RATINGS: 1496   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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Mmmm...mm...m...Cut the leash, BABY! Hazy reddish brown, with loads of sediment. interesting flavors of toffee, dark fruit, heavy malts, and cherry candy. Thanks, Regal!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Very nice beer. Mellow, root beer and vanilla tastes. Sip this one. Characteristics of conoisseurship reek throughout this one, worthy of the name "barley wine". Yet raring enough to make you want to go shag like a horn dog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Bottled, sampled at beer & chocolate tasting Well crafted, balanced barley wine. The oat character is evident, and the body is fuller and more sweet because of it. The aroma is buttery (in a good way) and maple. Flavor is anise and butterscotch, with some English-style malt attributes. Finish is sticky, sweet and swell. Underrated on this site.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1994) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2005
poured a deep amber color with no head, no carbonation. Moslty an alcohol ic aroma with some oak notes and sweet malts. Taste was initally sweet but not too sweet. Finished with an alcoholic bite and minmal hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2004
This bottled brew poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was nearly opaque and unnoted in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild vinous malt and raisin. Its mouth feel is initially slightly tingly with a lingering tingly palate. Its flavor contained different tastes than I have noted before with some dark beer brown malty notes and was tasty. An above average brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
An average Barley Wine. Pleasant finish. Alcohol not reallt dominant. Reddish colour. No head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2004
I found this in a back woods liquor store and was surprised to see it was 2003.The nose from this was quite nice,better than a lot of BW’s I have had.sweetness of malt,dark fruits blended together with a strong toffee aroma.Very nicely done.This brew was pretty syrupy but that syrup had a heck of a flavor.Thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2004
Rich mahognay color with off white head. Chocolate covered cherry nose with pillowy malt aromas. Heavy mouthfeel with richness till the end which is long in coming. Chocolate, malt, tootsie roll, and some fruit all mingle. A nice brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Nice to see that I am not the only one that dislikes the flying dog line up of "beers" probably my second favorite from them though not as bad as I was expecting given my history with there other offerings....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Deep brown with tiny tan head. Aroma of prunes, toffee, and a bit too much alcohol. Good body. This isn’t a bad barley wine but the appealing flavors of fruit, malts, and such are overshadowed by the strong aroma and taste of alcohol.

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