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RATINGS: 1471   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).


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle 355ml. Magnificent. Aroma is fruity, with berries, caramel, dough, and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, with light bitter notes, and long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy white head.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2010
Keg. Floral hop and sweet dried fruit aroma. Sweet brown sugar and fruity flavour. Something like a hopped muscat! Would be great as a dessert wine alternative.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3139) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Dobre i pyszne piwo o slodowo winnym aromacie w smaku takze dominuje winia, namoczony biszkopt i troche miodu. Slodkie ale finisz wytrawny i rozgrzewajacy, troche alkoholowy, ale podczas picia tego stezenia sie nie wyczuwa. Piwo ma srednia piane ale piekny rubinowo-czerwony odcien. Tekstura bogata i tresciwa jak najlepsze belgijskie mocne ale.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Great Barleywine. Especially for the one who wants to break into a different style. Pours copper with a khaki head. Floral hops fill your nose with a hint of booze. Taste is balances between malts and high levels of hops. However, there is no lingerong bitterness. There for you can sip again and enjoy the roller coaster rode all over again. Overall a great Barleywine. Aging the last few years to see how the floral notes diminish to see the effect. One of flying dogs finest!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
This was a really good barleywine. It poured a reddish-brown color and was perfectly balanced in flavor. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Pours a hazy light brown with a short lived head. Strong hoppy aromas give a hint of the flavors awaiting your first sip. Flavor is complex, quite bitter, hoppy and somewhat red wineish. Finish is warm and balanced with the alcohol coming through in the aftertaste. A nice barley wine.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Ignore what the ignorant bleating consensus says on this one; this is some top of the line product for the style, darn near nailed it, I should say. Taste, trust your judgment, and believe.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
color-med brown tan aroma-sweet malty first-very malty,light carbonation after-nice,clean,no bitterness

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HartManSam (75) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle very dark with almost zero head. Sweet smells of raisin, malts and backed up with the hops. Taste is amazing. Very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (741) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 10, 2011
A reddish beer with a very good beige foam at first, which quickly disappears into some small foam rings. Very strong aromas of alcohol and caramel. Taste the same, with some hints of wood and chocolate as well. A small hint of bitterness balances very well with the sweetness of the malts. The hops are there very pleasantly. Its a thick, full body beer, which you can enjoy for a long time, cause its hard to drink it quickly.


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