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RATINGS: 1471   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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peltmeister (48) - - SEP 20, 2013
Fles gedeeld rikstar. Mooie donkere bruine kleur. Zeer complexe geuren. Ik ruik chocolade, citrus, hop. Smaakverloop is: als 1e, geroosterde moutsoorten, vervolgens vleugje citrus, welke overgaat in een chocolade afdronk. Zoete afdronk. Heel licht bittertje. Heerlijk complex biertje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (679) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
Fles gedeeld met peltmeister. Kleur mahoniebruin met een donker schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. In de geur mango van de hop, gerst en cacao, mooi complex karakter. Ook in de smaak komen deze tonen naar voren. Het begint zoet en eindigt in het hoop en gist bitter mooie volle body, echt een topper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (773) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
From a bottle at least 5 years old. Poured into a Duvel glass...0,25l. Pours a rich, muddy brown with moderate head and lace. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, straw hops, and slight wet cardboard. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel malts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, molasses, slight dark cherry. Given the age of this itís held up beautifully, with modest oxidation. Iím rating it on itís ability to age and recent tastings of fresh batches.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (649) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 3, 2013
bottle @ home. profumo di malto, dolcissimo, caramello, vaniglia e uva passita. colore rubino, con schiuma cremosa biancastra. gusto di caramello, estremamente consistente il tenore alcolico, poco o nulla amara. corposissima, quasi sciropposa. finale rotondo lungo e avvolgente. Ť buoooooona davvero

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenon (80) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
First barleywine Iíve had in awhile. Caramel and toffee everywhere. The maltiness is all over this beer. The booziness is apparent at all times as well. I normally prefer some more hop flavor to my barleywines, but this one is smooth and well balanced with the sweeter malts it carries. Not very roasty at all. I like it, but partly because I also really like barleywines

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12 oz bottle from union beer house in Lebanon. Pours a deep reddish purple with minimal head. Heavy. Aroma of grape and cocoa. The taste is complex. Malty fruity caramel chocolate vanilla. All mixed in. Then the sweet fades leaving a good blend of alcohol heat and hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
355 ml bottle. Strong alcohol aroma, as well as caramel and some fruitiness. Smooth palate, a bit oily and lingering. Tastes like alcohol, toffee and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle into glasd.. dark red pour with kacki creamy small head.. aroma is prune..taste is smooth grape malty goodness...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Dark red with small off white head. Aroma of plums, malt, vinous, alcohol and dried fruit. Taste follows the same path; malt, plums, chocolate, alcohol and vinous notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (485) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at home, Dark cola like beer with a small off white head, aroma and taste of Liquorice (confectionery), some malts,my first barley wine but daaaamn this stuff is awesome.

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