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RATINGS: 1480   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).


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Pours deep dark red with a creamy tan head. Smells of barley, and some chocolate. Taste is smooth, malty caramel, and a little liqourice hops edge and chocolate. Ends with a nice level of bitterness, warming alcohol and smooth chocolate/caramel malt. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Deep, cloudy amber, small head. Little to no lacing or carbonation. Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, licorice and sweet, tart fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2009
complex stuff, little brown head, choco / molasses flavours, acl kept under control

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (89) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
W aromacie likier, jabłka, rodzynki. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana znikoma. W smaku słodko, jakby syrop, także likier i rodzynki, goryczka niska ku średniej, alkohol wyczuwalny, ale dobrze zbalansowany, nasycenie niskie, pełnia w ustach wysoka. Dobry Barley Wine, po prostu.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeratarian (88) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Pours from a 7 oz. bottle a nice medium brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is of sweet dried cherry and alcohol, a little smokiness< nice aroma. Taste is of fresh cherries and slightly smoky and roasty in the finish. Smooth finish and overall but lacking some kick. Overall the palate is thin for the %, definately taste alcohol, could be a great beer if it had some more malt body and piney hops. Worth the 99 cents for a 7 oz. bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2010
Deep aromas of christmas pudding, toffee, plums, wood and vanilla bean. Quite sweet. The heat from the alcohol might be a little over the top. Full texture and mouthfeel. Slight touch of pleasant bitterness. A pretty good barleywine.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2003
A poor barley wine, alcoholic, phenolic and unpleasant. Hints of smoke and chocolate are buried under a sickly sourness and chemical vapors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenon (83) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
First barleywine I’ve 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleynhops (82) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle: Pours an amber brownish color with a thin tan head. Smells like a hoppy, doughy sweetness but surprises you with a unigue well blended brew. It will really warm you up quickly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Nice to see that I am not the only one that dislikes the flying dog line up of "beers" probably my second favorite from them though not as bad as I was expecting given my history with there other offerings....


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