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RATINGS: 1472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6865) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2973) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown colour. Some woodiness in the aroma. Flavour has brown sugar, dried fruits and malts. It’s rich and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (696) - - FEB 23, 2014
12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pretty good barleywine, and definitely one of Flying Dog’s better beers - but not the greatest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1453) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of berries. Slightly sour taste with medium bitterness.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Majek (305) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Dark amber/brown colour with small and rapidly dissappearing head. Feint aroma of malts and some fruits. Taste is heavily sweet, full of malts with minimal bitterness and warming alcohol on the finish. Lo carbonation. Full body. Decent barley wine, not as good as Anchor’s.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1480) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
[Bottle / 2008 / 4 years old] Deep, dark brown & quite opaque. The light-tan colored head is gone within seconds with no retention. Big nose of grapes, figs, booze, licorice, & a sticky caramel backbone. Taste is similar; lots of alcohol warmth with tons of raisins, figs, anise, licorice, plums, toffee... Lots going on, but not very well put together. A little too sweet & a little too hot all at once with no balance happening. It’s not bad, but it’ll take you a while to finish the 7 oz bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1026) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft (2014) at Flying Dog Brewery poured into a goblet. Pours an amber/caramel color with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, spices. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, resin, light citrus, light booze, sweet fruit. Medium body with a sticky and dry finish. Also tried the 2013 vintage on draft, couldn’t tell a huge difference but maybe a bit less sweet with a year on it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1230) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
Färg : BRUN! Aromen lite söt krämig kola. Tycker den är rätr välbalanserad i smaken och kroppen hyffsad fyllig.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (284) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Really yeast, malty aroma, the head disappears quite quickly. Licorice flavour very prominent . Going to leave the beerto warm up before I drink the rest .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (759) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
330ml botte, pours dark brown with an off white head. Very caramel malty aroma, with fruity textures and a well balanced bitter finish. The sweetness of the malt is there but never becomes too sweet. Nice carbonation. Good barley wine.


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