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RATINGS: 1459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
Amber, burnt wood brown. Banana on the nose, some other fruit, and alcohol. flavor is just off, nothing like a good barley wine should be. Weak


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (698) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
33cl bottle from Sterk, Amsterdam. Dark clearish brown with a small off-white quickly disappearing head. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet, very sweet with some spicy, herbal tones. Brown sugar, warming alcohol, caramel, peaches and spices. A decent warming brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (70) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2014
Small beige head. Light cola color. Rhumy, molasse, malt, figs. Alcohol warmth, syrupy, Grand Marnier. Full body. Light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (22) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Dark burnt bronze pour. Negligible head. Caramel and alcohol are the Predominant aromas. Sweet caramel flavor, spread across a bready backbone. Strong alcohol presence. Could probably benefit from a little celering time. Generally, good barelywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a murky brownish hue with a huge, chunky head. S- Plum, raisin, fig T- Lots of dark fruit, fig, brown sugar, a tad cloying M- Thick with medium-low carbonation. D- Nice little english barleywine. Nothing too special but a solid barleywine that’s great on a cold night.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Soulved (17) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
33cl bottle sampled in a snifter. Pours a dark brown brew with a small light beige head with low retention and nearly no lacing. Aroma honey, bread, alcohol and lots of licorice. Taste of caramel, licorice, dried fruit. I really like the subtly sour though against all the sweetness. Very well balanced brew! Mouthfeel is warm, full and slighly creamy. Instant favorite and highly recommended. Get’s better while the temperature rises.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (341) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
355 ml bottle Appearance:very dark clear brown colour with small and rapidly dissappearing head. Aroma: Sweet caramelised malts, red fruit, some candy sugar Taste: syrupy sweet caramel, cough medicine and some figs, there is a hint of sourness gainst all this sweetness, some hops and alcohol in the finish. average carbonation, medium body This one could be really interessting beer to cook with, I think. Which I will try.got some great idea’s. If thaat works I will be back. Also pairs nicely with cheese.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (30) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Great deep and very rich barley wine taste. The first zip was a feast I didn’t expect the intense taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Dark brown colour. Some woodiness in the aroma. Flavour has brown sugar, dried fruits and malts. It’s rich and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 23, 2014
12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pretty good barleywine, and definitely one of Flying Dog’s better beers - but not the greatest.


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