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RATINGS: 1520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Aroma is sweet and candylike. There is little head. The flavor is sweet with hints of grape. There is a nice oaky finish with some alcohol warmth. Not my favorite barleywine but tasty nonetheless!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark brown with amber highlights. No head but some carbonation is visible rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is candied raisins and sugar with a big dose of alcohol. The taste is very bold and upfront with sweetness and a nasty out of balance hops and alcohol lashing at the end. I love big beers but this ones flavor profile seems totally out of whack. I probably should have let it age for awhile. The mouthfeel is exceptional. Nice and smooth and creamy with a great coating effect. Not a barley wine I will buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Pours a hazy amber. The nose is a very strong cabernet with subtle notes of malt. Comes across the palate with a semi-sweet cabernet flavor with a bitter after taste, your palate eventually adjusts so its not so bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Pours a slightly murky deep reddish brown, with close to no head. The nose is mild with hints of caramel, and a dash of hops, and dark fruit. The flavor follows in suit, and masks the alcohol well. Overall a good brew, but fairly different for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - FEB 16, 2003
Immediately I was alerted to the huge presence of carbonation in this brew. I barely poured out half the bottle before I had to stop and wait for the absolutely huge head to die off. Anyways, decent dark malt aroma, with a little mustiness thrown in. Taste was very malty with little hints of anise and licorice. I certainly was reminded of the liquer Sambuca. The licorice flavors seemed to work well at hiding the huge alcohol presence, and it was masked very well. I didn't think this was 10.5% until about 30 minutes after drinking. Finished with enough hops to give a nice contrast to all the malts. Carbonation was evident in the finish unfortunately. I think aging could do a lot for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BagerPL (124) - - OCT 11, 2014
Lepsze ni? nogne barley wine. Stonowana alkoholowosc i goryczka. Lekko owocowy aromat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle shared with Pyrozoid, French Tickler and Grand Genie. Pours a brown reddish appearrance with an off white bubblely head. Aroma: maple, grapes, toffee, vanilla, alcohol (rhum), black olives, candy sugar, and cream soda. Flavor: molasses, alcohol, ginger, peppery, cinnimon and licorice. Medium to full body, average carbonation, silky with an alcohol peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 Ahh opened up the snow season with this one, hard to describe it in a delicate manner however I did enjoy it’s inherent complexity during a slow plow through snow soaked roads on the way up to some shred of the pow. Sante brothers and sisters Sante!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle poured to glass. Roasted malt aroma and citrusy hops to balance it. Deep redish/brown hue with an average white head. Heavily roasted Malt flavor and moderatly hopped to balcnce. Fairly lond after taste to follow. Turns slightly acidic at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours thick and gritty with syrupy presence that is a think and amber brown colored. Aroma alittle strong with hints of malty oats and squash. Taste has hints of black licorice and caramel molasses. Looking at the wine through the light I can see large particles in suspension and it just makes this brew so much more appealing. The flavor is very above average and am pleasantly surprised with this brewery. DFefinitely gonna try a few more from here.

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