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RATINGS: 1512   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
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
I’m not a huge fan of barley wines, but this stuff is pretty good. It has a sweet, floral aroma. The finish lingers and reminds me of honey with a bit of toffee and browned fruit. It definitely packs a wallop of alcohol but theres barely any booze on it. I don’t think mine was oak aged, but I do detect a hint of vanilla or wood on there.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle-Memphis. 07 Vintage. First bottle smelled strongly of sour apple. Not sure if this was intended or not but the second bottle had more raisony smell. Flavor was mild chocalate with sweet malt well balanced by hops - not cloying in the least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Its no Beheamouth, Old Crusty or Big Foot, but it ain't bad. Big and sweet, the beer could use a bit more hop presence, but really not a bad rendition after hearing the somewhat negative reviews fo the other brewery offerings.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - AUG 16, 2002
What stood out most was the huge carbonation which i didnt care for much.Alcohol hidden quite well. Not to bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2010
liquorice and chocolate. I can’t describe it better than the label. it taste like one of those liqourice logs with ’choclolate’ stuffing that I used to eat as a kids. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Big toffee, chocolate and caramel nose. Nice fluffy head that slips into some lacing. Taste is sweetness like caramel, toffee and a hint of chocolate. Just a tad bit of coconut. Solid

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2001 vintage-very smooth but lots of flavor without the overpowering alcohol

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2007
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Much darker than I was expecting, not a lot of head, and no lacing. Sweet, slightly pruney aroma with just a whiff of chocolate. These impressions carry through to the flavor, where a coffee tang joins in. Seems overly sweet, and needs more hopping. The vinous character makes me think more of an impy stout, but it doesn’t quite get there either. Might be worth aging, but it probably won’t become a better barleywine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Surprising Barley Wine ale with licorice malts. A heavy body is combined with a dark head aroma of chocolate and the oats make the taste not a traditional Barley Wine, making this beer an original. Not as good as I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2003
split a bottle between two little EKU glasses. another one of theose big ole fluffy pillowtop head deals. dark cloudy sienna color, pecan pie sluiced with jack daniels aroma. hubbie took a sip and said "harsh". i took a sip and said "alcohol". i think this may be the first barley wine i've tried, and could very well be the last.


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