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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).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (52) - 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 (555) - 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 (19) - 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 (768) - Hoogeveen, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (46) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Great deep and very rich barley wine taste. The first zip was a feast I didn’t expect the intense taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8256) - 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 (3377) - Breda, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1560) - 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 (379) - 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 (2290) - 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.


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