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RATINGS: 1520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2004
The paleolithic pooch who takes montstrous strides on the label, courtesy of gonzo cartoonist Ralph Steadman, gives a clue to the potential damage wrought by this gargantuan brew! Color is a deep, dark burgundy, with no head to speak of, though one appears as I pour, it doesn’t last for a second. Aroma is exactly what I look for in a barleywine, and then some! Profoundly heady and powerful, full of grape/wine associations, as well as plums, raisins, licorice, cognac, and port. Mouthfeel is full, rich, and intensely warm and rewarding. Sweet and spicy hoppiness abounds on the palate, along with a full dimension of maltiness. Wonderful chew in the texture, and hugely alcoholic! Drinkability? One a day, and slowly, savoringly, so I pull back a bit on points. Towards the end, it gets a bit syrupy, tasting almost like cough medicine. Is this Jagermeister in my mug, I wonder? Among the top 5 American barleywines, but, frankly, we’re a bit spoiled, they are so many top-notch versions. And the best acheivement from this brewery, so far!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Very dark brown, thin tan head, nice lace. Aromas of smoky malt, raisins, alcohol, molasses, chocolate, licorice and espresso. Huge malt, not overly sweet, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate, peat and smoke, well-balanced by a good measure of citrusy hop bitterness. Nice chewy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1993) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3590) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cathcacr (644) - 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.

   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

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