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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).


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(Brown tragedy of 2003 survivor) Alcohol dominates this beer from aroma to finish....not masked very well. Murky maroon in color, medium sized beige head. Very bready in taste, with an alcoholic fruit finish....not very pleasant going down...run of the mill bwine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
Has a smoky malt/raisen taste. Poured almost totally flat with a very small head, Taste of dried fruit is very smooth indeed. The finish is a bit watery for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2004
Cloudy brown body without a head. Sweet syrupy aroma of malt and plum. Flavor is predominately dark fruit and syrupy, with a bit of licorice and alcohol bite. Overall the least appealing barleywine that I’ve tried.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Pours a hazy, cloudy brown with no head. Aroma is very strong and sweet with raisins. Flavor is more sweetness, raisins, with maple syrup, some spice and some alcohol. Very complex flavor, but this just wasn’t for me.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Poured an opaque ruby color with a small thin cap of head. The nose was of dark fruits, banana, pear and apples with a strong alcohol perfume. The taste started Sweet and sticky. Not much hop character at all. Fruits come in next with berries, peach, caramel and molasses, followed by a floral hops flavor that quickly segues into a sweet and boozy finish. The mouthfeel was slightly thin for the style and the alcohol is very noticeable. It’s drinkability is low. A bit too sweet for session consumption. And lack of hop profile make this an unremarkable Barley Wine.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckeyeSammy (539) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2007 Dark brown color and dark flavor for a barley wine. finishes with hoppy hints. Light fruit flavor in it

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Surprising Barley Wine ale with licorice malts. A heavy body is combined with a dark head aroma of chocolate and the oats make the taste not a traditional Barley Wine, making this beer an original. Not as good as I expected.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a decenent head. aroma is fruits. the flavor is sweet and malty. its really thick. To thick for me

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Pours dark malty brown with almost no head. Very malty aroma with a hint dried fruit, brown sugar, and caramel malt . Taste is smooth and malty with just a hint of roasted malt and maybe a little bit of the hops. The malt hides some of the hops, but you get a little of the hop bitterness in the finish. Definitely a very malt driven barley wine and will be interesting with some aging.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12 oz bottle from the new Flying Dog mix 4pack purchased at Spirits on Rt 9 Toms River. I have copious notes on this one but it all boils down to one thing....ALCOHOL BOMB. This beer was a total let down unless your looking to get real banged up real quick pass this one up and pass it up quick.


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