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RATINGS: 1480   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2003 Dark auburn, fizzy white head. The nose is very fruity and sweet with malt. Alcohol being dominant. Te body is spritzy and very sweet. Finishes hoppy and strangely dry. Below average barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2002
A mid echelon barley wine. Lots of malt sweetness slightly balance with mild hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2002
At first taste I didn’t like it so much. It didn’t seem like an American barley wine. Which it isn’t, as far as the style goes, because its emphasis is on the malt and not the hops. But after a while its true style got through, it is malty and has a cherry medicine finish, like Old Horizontal, but much less pronounced. And it hides its alcohol well, two of these last night had me playing the music too loud and singing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2002
12 OZ bottle, Best before summer ’02: I’ll assume that 2001 is the first year it was made, and I’ll say not bad. Huge rocky head that slowly settles to within a centimeter of the beer. Heavy malt nose with an deep rich taste that has plum/wood with a slightly sweet finish. Nice to have an American Barley Wine that doesn’t club you with hops. It will be interesting to see how this one holds up in a year or two or five...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2002
This was a very enjoyable barleywine with malt clearly dominating the hops. Notes of roasted malt (huh?), prunes, and slight floral notes in the nose with prunes, plums, raisins and dates coming out in the flavor profile. Fairly complex with a mildly sweet finish. The mahogony colored brew had an absolutely HUGE, pillowy, off-white head that lasted forever and ever. A quality brew and the best I’ve had from Flying Dog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2002
THICK, brown, thick, malty, thick, roasted/sweetness, thick, poured with a huge head that lasted for the first half of the glass (no, i didn’t pour tooo vigorously). Low on hops, or maybe high on malt. A very relaxing beer. Packaged as ’Horn Dog Barleywine’. My beer merchant was suspect about the alc % - he can’t sell 10% in Ohio - his distributor just said ’well, here it is!’ Hooray for lucky me!!! This was very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Davhgbrew (940) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2002
My first barley wine, and I was impressed. For the abv% it was well hidden, and the flavor was enjoyable. Nice sipping beer for after dinner, but I couldn’t really have more than one, a little too malty for me, but a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 Dark brown, with ruby-red highlights. Sweet malty-yeasty nose. Thick and chewy texture; mild carbonation. Dark ruby-red color. Super rich and malty, with big notes of toffee, tar and caramel. Rather enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4175) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2002
Cloudy, heavily-sedimented, dark iced tea colored with thin creamy head. Ugly stupid label by a dysfunctional artist. Hoppy, fairly well-balanced though not overly complex. Not much aroma for a barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2001
Well, this was my first Barley Wine ever, and I have to say I really liked it. It reminded me of a cross between a scotch ale and port. Great beer and fun label too.

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