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RATINGS: 1528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digzis (105) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Couleur Très sombre, entre brun et rouge. Peu de bulles, ce qui n’est pas très étonnant vu la consistance très huileuse de cette bière… Au nez, on a une petite odeur de prune et de chocolat. Le goût est puissant, avec des notes de chocolat, de miel, un peu de réglisse, et du caramel… Un ensemble assez bon et assez complexe, mais il faut aimer les bières bien fortes et bien lourdes…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chr0s (20) - - MAY 28, 2014
Extremely clear pour, no lacing, little head. Sweet caramel aroma. Smooth on the palate but very overpowering alcohol taste. Perhaps too strong - distracts from the nice flavors below

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsani88 (7) - Dunakeszi, - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
Ezt tényleg előszeretettel ajánlom mindenkinek, mert nagyoon fincsi. Kicsit csokis, kicsit likőrös, kicsit édes, de nagyon ott van. Az absztrakt kutyus, nagy szarvval is elég menő ;)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 26, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with thin tan head. Taste sweet, Carmel, boozy. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - MAY 21, 2014
Red beown with beige head, soft carbonation. Malty aroma of caramel with many old fruit. Light sweet and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6743) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from De Molen. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet sticky toffee malt caramel yeast. The flavour is big sweet with a rich oily boozy alcohol malt liqourice palate. Full bodied with average carbonation. A real alcoholic sweetie.

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 (2591) - Oosterzele, 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 (3659) - 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 (481) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sweet caramel malty aroma and dark amber color. Has a sweet long finish with just a hint of bitter.


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