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RATINGS: 1509   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tharlinn (31) - - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle, 35.5cl, FlinkGegist. Aroma: Plums, caramel, bit of red fruit, roasted malts. Appearance: Lovely ruby red/dark chestnut brown. Wonderful cream coloured small head with medium to minimal lacing. Taste: Licorice, herbal, plums, vanilla. Palate: Busty amount of carbonation. Interesting feel and palate. Some licorice and candy alongside the hoppy, bittery ending.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (496) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
Mild sweet aromas, alcohol fumes. Cloudy copper color with no head. Sweet & sour initial, honeyish mid palate, and a sweet final that fades very quickly. Medium body. An unimpressive barleywine

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color. Rich, sweet toasted malt aroma hints at black cherries and alcohol. More sweet toasted malt flavor with complex dried fruit and boozy notes. Slightly cloying with a sweet sherry like character and a touch of honey. Warming alcohol presence with every sip. Cloyingly sweet malt finish with some spicy hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iskier (3) - Bieruń, POLAND - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
Piwo przeterminowane dwa miesi?ce. Piana drobna, szybko znika, pozostaje obr?czka. W aromacie suszone owoce. W smaku karmelek. Piwo dobre warte sprobowania.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (542) - - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from abbeydale beer stop. Dark amber with a bit of haze. Aroma is rich malt, caramel and cereal. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Lovely oily medium body and nice subtle carbonation. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (913) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber, copper. Aroma is boozy malt. The taste adds toast, dark fruit, toffee, sweet sugar, and bitterness. Rich feel with a warm, sweet finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4852) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Lots of citrus and concentrated malt aroma. A little booze an big fermented caramel. Sweet finish with light sourness. Reddish brown pour. Tap at Churchkey.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (212) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a dark ruby with little to no head. Aroma of sweet malt and stewed prunes. A very sweet, malt taste with a licorice middle and alcholic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stekel (6) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
A little sweet , red fruit tones and caramel , nice colour and scent , nice and little sweet barley wine ! I like it !!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (80) - FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
Bière épaisse au goût complexe ( Cerise confite caramélisée au beurre salée ... ?? ) Pas mal, mais en même temps, cela reste beaucoup trop sucré ! A revoir/reboir

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
Dark brown reddish with small head. Not too overly sweet like a barley wine can be. Candy sugar and caramel, medium carbonation.


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