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RATINGS: 1491   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).


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   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....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digzis (81) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2014
Couleur Très sombre, entre brun et rouge. Peu de bulles, ce qui n’est pas très étonnant vu la consistance très huileuse de cette bière… Au nez, on a une petite odeur de prune et de chocolat. Le goût est puissant, avec des notes de chocolat, de miel, un peu de réglisse, et du caramel… Un ensemble assez bon et assez complexe, mais il faut aimer les bières bien fortes et bien lourdes…

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Nice beer. Smooth and really well balanced. nice caramel flavours coming from the malt.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Weak aroma with too much astringency. Dark amber color with only a slight head (typical of most Barley Wines). Some dried fruit taste, but mostly alcohol dominates. Very thin palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Chocolate aromas. No head or lacing. Dark mahogany color. Rich chocolate, malt flavors. Slight bite from alcohol. Okay for a barley wine, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2007
very dark brown toward a solid black. Very bitter kick at the end. Very malty. Reminded me to much of a regular red wine for my likening. Was overall good, just not my type of beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle very dark with almost zero head. Sweet smells of raisin, malts and backed up with the hops. Taste is amazing. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2009
The aroma is sweet, almost like molasses or licorice with alcohol. It pours thick and brown. The flavor is too sweet and malty but there is not enough balance to distract from the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
This is a good beer. It has a stout taste but goes down smooth. I like to drink 4 in a row and get a hella buzz.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JLDC (72) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Colour: coffee-like brown with a thin beige head. Nose: loads of fruits (plums, apricot). Notes of roasted malts, raisins and oak. Wheat toast and yeast. Flavours: slightly smoky, forest fruits return. Vanilla, licorice, chocolade, candy sugar. Hints of alcoholic content. Finish: long and lingering. More alcoholic, but nicely balanced. Verdict: very nice barley wine. Really balanced.


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