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RATINGS: 1476   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).


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2002
Dark brown, opaque with a fine head. Aroma of cream and malt. Well-balanced flavour, very malty. Good beer but a little bit heavy to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 2, 2008
Dark amber color with minimal off-white head. Smells like malt and chocolate. The description says hops, I would say that they are hidden by the sweetness, almost tastes sugary. Overall its good, not too exciting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
(My first barley wine, so excuse me for my novice interpretation on this style). It pours a dark amber brown color. Thin beige head with almost no lacing on the glass surface. It smells a strong mix of sweet malts and resin hops. You feel both almost at the same level, no kidding. Thus, sweetness in general, caramel, burnt sugar, probably some dark fruits along with hops popping out in a good carrousel. Alcohol is present too. It tastes roasted malt, toffee, sugarcane, resiny and oily hops. Indeed, texture is really oily. I drunk these beer with nutella, chocolate and peanut butter and was such a perfect combination. Cookies go well too. Itís too buttery brew in consistence. Alcohol is subtle despite the high ABV (10.5). My god, itís not a beer you must drink all the time, but it goes so well with buttery dessert. Go for it! Overall is a astonishing experience.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2003
Opaque dark brown, very fine bubbles in head... looks much like a Guinness. Floralish nose. Nice, complex fouthfeel, creamy. Some chocolate malt taste, then the alcohol comes on strong. A bit too sweetish. For this gravity, could use a lot more hops, but overall one of their better bres I've had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
í12 bottle...Rich mahogany fill with small off-white head settling to rim hugging elegant band. Intial aroma reminds me of toast slathered with apple butter dolloped with caramel. Toffied flavors continue on sticky palate. ABV threaded hoppiness weaves without oppressing, serving to headbutt any cloy. Very tasty.....anxious to see what rewards some cellar time will grant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Poured aggressivly into a glass. Resulted in a nice head for a big beer which held up well. The color are exceptional, or interesting depending on how you look at it. Dark cloudy, with almost a purple hue, offset by the light color of the foam. The smell is what you would expect from a big beer, strong malty heavy fruits (plum, cherry). I was a little lost on the taste, at almost room temp. There was not as much complexity in the flavor as I would like, and the flavor was dominated by a very sweet malt and not much else. I could feel the alcohol in the middle, and light hoppiness on the back end. Nice robust mouthfeel, as expected from a big beer. Not bad, but there are better choices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Cloudy amber-red with average amount of white head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Flavor is moderately sweet with fruity touch. Medium body, Oily texture with light carbonation. Finish feel is light alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Thick caramel, brown sugar, sugary taste. Earthy smokey feel to it. Small amber head with moderate lacing. Not very hoppy, not very bitter. Not my favorite, but more of a reflection on the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
specksnreds (55) - USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pretty good. Lacks the balance of some other BW’s, but good none the less. A little too bitter and flat in the palate. Great aroma and appearance. Nice mouth feel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Deep deep red color with almost no head. Smells and tastes like plums and currents. Warms you up as you drink it and the booze certainly isnít going to sneak up on you. Solid overall barley wine.


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