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RATINGS: 1476   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).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham_murphy (275) - - NOV 25, 2013
This beer and I have a history. Almost ruined me at a friendís wedding a few years ago when I failed to read the ABV before drinking a few. I raved about the taste then and I still do now. For me itís like a port. Very sweet, with caramel and biscuit from the malt, with a little carbonation and a big wine warmth. One for a cold winterís night!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Small bottle. Mahogany with tiny head. Booze, yeast and some ripened fruit along with vanilla notes. Good

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2009 bottle shared thanks to Paul! Pours a translucent golden brown with thin ring of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is faint, caramel sweetness is about all I get. Taste is caramel up front, grainy biscuit middle, sweet ending. Not hot at all, no real booziness, solid.

1.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 11, 2013
looks like apple cider not very good head. Odd Metallic nose, so far very odd tasting beer. Not impressed at all so far..well i gets its ok. Iím just not used to this odd taste so Iím not going to rate this bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1416) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a red orange clear beer with a good creamy white head. Smells fruity, sweet and malts. Tastes fruity, bit vanilla, spicey and some alcohol. Long bitter aftertaste. Thick body, low carbo and a sticky texture. Strange beer. I do like the taste but not the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1007) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Complex aroma of plums, caramel toffee, chocolate, ripe/dried fruits, some hops. Very interesting. Fruity-dry finish. An impressive brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Deep cherrywood colour, patchy head; aroma of candy fruits; tastes of sweet malts, dried fruit, especially cherries on the finish; short finish, some bitterness; itís ok, but it felt a little unbalanced, lacking something; I love barley wines but I failed to love this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1317) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Aroma: Honey and brown sugar, orange.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet homey, orange, marmalade and malt.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Nice, powerful.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-10-19.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. A red-brown beer with sweet and rich red fruity flavours, liquorice and sweet leather notes followed by a warming red fruit and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillemsUrenkel (473) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2013
0,355 l bottle. Pours nearly oily, dark red brown, small foamy light tanned head. And what a nose with herb citrus fruit, coffie and malt! Starts moderat fruit malty with citrus and coffie, creamy on the tongue and palate. Warm alcoholic hints, a little bit well balanced bitterness on a sweet level. Sticky lipps at the end. More of that!


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