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RATINGS: 1477   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).


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillemsUrenkel (483) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - OCT 13, 2013
Rosso-ambrato, con schiuma non molto persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello, vino passito. Nel palato dolce, oleosa, equilibrata.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6515) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2013
bottle, at klub malych pivovaru in plzen. brown with a minimal head; plenty of caramel and a hint of forest berry; sweet and a touch cloying but also clean and drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (288) - - SEP 28, 2013
A very nice beer. iIt was poured from the bottle into the glass. The appearance is very good: not black but dark brown, and with a very nice amount of foam. The taste is also great: a nice sweet taste, with hints of vanilla and coffee and nuts. Nothing to dominant, good balance. Very nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Hazy, dark red color. Short lasting, white head. Aroma of fruits with hints of honey. Medium bitterness. Taste is medium sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
thick beige head disappears fast without lacing. cola coloured. aroma sweet, rye, bit cloying, spices, pepper. taste is extremely sweet with aftertaste of wood and liquorice. mouthfeel alcoholwarmth and slight pepper, dense body, soft carbonation. bottle 12 fl. oz / bbf jan-2014

3.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (731) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - 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 its held up beautifully, with modest oxidation. Im rating it on its ability to age and recent tastings of fresh batches.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (676) - 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. buoooooona davvero


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