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RATINGS: 1458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Quite bitter. Not as thick and barleywineish as Iíd expected. Smoky and earthy, as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Deep brown. Close to no head. Aroma of wood, almonds, and bad soy sauce. Tastes just as bad. Initially harsh and full of alcohol, it then mellows out, with a texture and taste of overripe dark fruit. Not enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Poured dark brown with medium off-white head. Pretty decent lacing. Caramel and some spiciness. Taste is very sweet! Does this have any hops? Some minimum bitterness on the swallow. Not a great representation of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Deep brown with tiny tan head. Aroma of prunes, toffee, and a bit too much alcohol. Good body. This isnít a bad barley wine but the appealing flavors of fruit, malts, and such are overshadowed by the strong aroma and taste of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUN 8, 2005
doesnít really taste like a barley wine. itís aromatic and flavorful, but not your typical barley wine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Dark pout with little head. Almost all alcohol all around with notes of raisin/grape. This smells and tastes like I should be doing shots of this. Maybe i just donít like Barley Wines.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2010
Nice overall but a bit too sweet and raiseny for my tastes. The alcohol is quite disguised.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Yeah, not feeling this one. Pours nice--a rosy copper with a small off-white head. Smells slightly sweet with a good deal of booze and a bit of baking spice that I canít place. The alcohol sours the malt a bit and just makes it smell off. The taste is way too sweet--caramel with a bit of milk chocolate, and still way too hot. Real sharp and not inviting. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3860) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 A lot lighter (body) and more dry than Iíd expect from a barleywine. Didnt taste very fresh, curious to try it on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2005
Cocoa and soy are apparent in the sweet, bozzey aroma. Opaque brown body with a very slight, off white head that dissipates immediately. Soy, chocolate and vinous, fruity flavours with leafy hops and some sherry-like oxidation. Medium full body with fair carbonation. Bottle (2003 Vintage) sampled at Peculier Pub in NYC with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

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