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RATINGS: 1512   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).


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (12691) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
Clear orange brown with an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet caramel, malty, sugary and alcoholic. Flavor is very sweet. Finish is sweet and warming alcohol. Too sweet. 181010

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with yeast, offwhite head. Malty, nutty vinous aroma, some american style hops, vanilla and sweet fruits. Malty, vinous flavor, sweet fruits, raisins, some alcohol, milky and with a nice full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of raisins, plums, and caramel. Flavor of hops, dark fruit, and vinous with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Labeled 2006B. Aroma of malt and chocolate - I think there really was a light wiff of licorice when the cap came off. No head. Brownish color. Starts dried plum and raisin. It’s malty sweetish, and has a firm mouthfeel. Hop is very light. The alcohol warms the palate, and the throat, and below. As it warms, there does seem to be pear, probably not apple.The mouth sensations do seem to turn a bit unpleasant, if one quits sipping. Sort of like heated banana. This is pretty complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11979) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
355 ml bottle from Voldby. Brown/amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, sweet, little ash and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, coffee, malt. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, coffee, dried fruits, malt, hop. Full bodied nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11896) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2004
Deep brown body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit (plum). Taste is sweet, dark fruit (plum), caramel. Finish has a medium alcohol burn. Medium-full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Süßer und tiefgründiger Malzantrunk mit nur leichten Röstnoten. Die Süße wird zum Mittelteil hin zuckrig, der Alkohol schmeckbar, das Malz aber nur wenig intensiver. Die Süße hält an, zum Ende wirkt das Bier unausgewogen. Insgesamt aber dennoch gut. 6/11/11/9/9/10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11582) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spicy malty and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11493) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
Very dark brown with a red hue, big and creamy beige head. Aroma of malt and bread, with port and dried fruits. A true barley wine aroma, but a bit simple. Really malty dominated flavour, with lots of sweetness and complex notes of the high alcohol content. After a while, the malt sweetness gets a little cloying like a bad doppelbock. If we had geographically divided sub-styles, I would count this as an English, not an American barleywine.


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