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RATINGS: 1472   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).


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Slightly too sweet for me. Licorice, coffee and herbs.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1221) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
Brown colour, beige foam. Sweet aroma of honey and banana wity malty noges and dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1150) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear, dark amber. Halo of off white head. Barley sugar. Light spice. Some ginger. Fruity booziness. Taste is thick sweetness. Chewy palate. Some vinous fruit, prior to a gentle, bitter finish. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sweet caramel malty aroma and dark amber color. Has a sweet long finish with just a hint of bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (857) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
33cl bottle from Sterk, Amsterdam. Dark clearish brown with a small off-white quickly disappearing head. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet, very sweet with some spicy, herbal tones. Brown sugar, warming alcohol, caramel, peaches and spices. A decent warming brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (220) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2014
Small beige head. Light cola color. Rhumy, molasse, malt, figs. Alcohol warmth, syrupy, Grand Marnier. Full body. Light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (38) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Dark burnt bronze pour. Negligible head. Caramel and alcohol are the Predominant aromas. Sweet caramel flavor, spread across a bready backbone. Strong alcohol presence. Could probably benefit from a little celering time. Generally, good barelywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (547) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a murky brownish hue with a huge, chunky head. S- Plum, raisin, fig T- Lots of dark fruit, fig, brown sugar, a tad cloying M- Thick with medium-low carbonation. D- Nice little english barleywine. Nothing too special but a solid barleywine that’s great on a cold night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Soulved (18) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 33cl bottle sampled in a snifter. Pours a dark brown brew with a small light beige head with low retention and nearly no lacing. Aroma honey, bread, alcohol and lots of licorice. Taste of caramel, licorice, dried fruit. I really like the subtly sour though against all the sweetness. Very well balanced brew! Mouthfeel is warm, full and slighly creamy. Instant favorite and highly recommended. Get?s better while the temperature rises.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (550) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
355 ml bottle Appearance:very dark clear brown colour with small and rapidly dissappearing head. Aroma: Sweet caramelised malts, red fruit, some candy sugar Taste: syrupy sweet caramel, cough medicine and some figs, there is a hint of sourness gainst all this sweetness, some hops and alcohol in the finish. average carbonation, medium body This one could be really interessting beer to cook with, I think. Which I will try.got some great idea’s. If thaat works I will be back. Also pairs nicely with cheese.


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