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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2003
2001 vintage-very smooth but lots of flavor without the overpowering alcohol

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.

3.4
   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.

3.9
   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 canít describe it better than the label. it taste like one of those liqourice logs with íchoclolateí 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
   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.

3.1
   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 doesnít quite get there either. Might be worth aging, but it probably wonít 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2005
12 oz bottle at Pop the Cap fundraiser. Iím not a huge fan of barleywines, but this is probably my favorite of the ones Iíve had. It isnít so overwhelmingly sweet or malty. Looking forward to more once NC gets past its antiquainted beer laws.


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