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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).


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (522) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2011
Syrupy brown & minimal tan head. Strong malty, caramel, toffee sweet aroma with an alcohol bite. Tastes of strong sweet malt, figs, dry hops and booze. Sweet warming aftertaste. Too much noticable alcohol presence.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle. Mahogany color with offwhite head. Aromas of fig, roasted nuts, licorice, biscuit. Flavors of biscuit, roasted nuts, molasses, fig, cherry, plum, licorice, alcohol. Too much hot alcohols. Sightly phenolic. Oxidized, sherry character. Sweet finish. Full body with tacky mouthfeel and low, sharp carbonation.

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 (332) - 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 (543) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Tobacco spit brown, little head retention.Caramel, anise and warm bread dominate the aroma. Flavor is more chocolatey, freshly ground grain, more anise. A sharp raisiny note cuts through the chocolate. More dark roast character than a typical barleywine. Finishes a bit highly carbonated, rather sharp. Moderately bitter.


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