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RATINGS: 1530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
This was a good beer, but a little bit too much licorice taste for me. Flying do makes another mediocre beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Kind of a let down here. Maybe a good intro Barleywine, but everything is just too muted. I just like big beers, and this isn’t one. Everything you love ina barleywine, but toned way down. Malt backbone, hop profile. Very smooth and drinkable, just not what I want in a BW.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2009
Orange caramel pour with no head. Aroma is caramel and some grapefruit hops. Flavor is somewhat alcoholic with a definite hoppy presence and moderate caramel sweetness. Palate is quite thin. Not overly impressed.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6418) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle. Got this as a freebie after WBF but did not enjoy this beer at all, maybe should retry it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Dark Orange pour with a slight fizzy head. Aroma is sweet and boozy, simple. Flavor is much more of this, very sweet malt candi and some toffee notes. Some light hoppiness. Booze is very present as well. Overly simple. Meh

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2009
This beer was ok for a barley wine which, as I’ve stated before, I’m not a fan of. The aroma is awful Sickening sweet aroma that turns my stomach. Nice dark amber color. The flavor is ok with dark fruit taste. I wouldn’t drink it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2010
355 ml bottle a red brown colored beer with a tiny white head aroma sweetness spices and hop taste spices some fruits and hop and alcohol

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3567) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
Smaken: Lite söt, utan att bli sliskig, hettan är på plats och annars är den ganska lättdruckit. Personligen gillar jag nog bättre en barley wine som jag får kämpa lite med och som kanske är en aning tjockare och ännu mer vinös, men Horn dog duger den med

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2010
330ml bottle! The beer in glass is dark, ruby red brown with a good fine cream crown. The smell is surprisingly restrained, almost been lax. Only a sweet and fruity alcoholic touch comes through. The beer starts very intense fruity sweet with a strong alcohol note, the aftertaste is even more clearly to advantage, but not long lasting. In the middle part the fruit nuances clearly noticeable, some caramel is added to the alcoholic note, which is always present, subsides only to finish slightly. The further course is a bit spicier and less sweet, but determines the grade of this fruity alcoholic beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2003
split a bottle between two little EKU glasses. another one of theose big ole fluffy pillowtop head deals. dark cloudy sienna color, pecan pie sluiced with jack daniels aroma. hubbie took a sip and said "harsh". i took a sip and said "alcohol". i think this may be the first barley wine i've tried, and could very well be the last.


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