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RATINGS: 1480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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).


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottled. Barely translucent black coloring with very little head or carbonation. As far as barley wines go I didn’t really like this, because it was SO malty. I like a little more hop in my BW’s, like Bigfoot. It was okay but nothing to throw a parade over.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (403) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Nose is malt, yeast, caramel, burnt toffee. A little underwhelming. Taste brown sugar, licorice, slight herbs, leading to liquor, dark fruits, dates, spice and slight hoppyness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. An excellent new world Barley Wine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (751) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor malta, caramelo, ligeramente a uvas pasas, afrutado, alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1208) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours reddish amber with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, caramel, alcohol, and hops - with an alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 28, 2014
Cloudy reddish brown color, thin tan head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of raspberry, strawberry, malts, overripe fruits, raisins. Alcohol is nicely hidden, but it leaves a nice warming feeling. Thick texture, very powerful stuff. Not overy sweet. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xXbaptisteXx (51) - - AUG 19, 2014
Au rez on sens des note de sirop d'érable réglisse miel Une belle couleur châtain foncée qui tourne un peu sur le ruby En bouche on trouve des notes de café au lait, noisette réglisse chocolat noir Une biere a ne pas louper car vraiment elle en vaut la peine mais il ne faut pas en boire 2 car elle et asser épaisse

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (99) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2014
W aromacie likier, jabłka, rodzynki. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana znikoma. W smaku słodko, jakby syrop, także likier i rodzynki, goryczka niska ku średniej, alkohol wyczuwalny, ale dobrze zbalansowany, nasycenie niskie, pełnia w ustach wysoka. Dobry Barley Wine, po prostu.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle 0.35 l. Hazy liquid, brown amber color, small beige head. Full body, light carbonation. Heavy sweetness. Strong fruity aroma, taste of overripe fruits, touch of honey. Rich in taste, good, but it’s sugar overdose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Strong malt and yeast in aroma. Cloudy amber brown colour with ok head. Yeasty, vegemite like flavour with smooth finish. Heavy body with low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (377) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle Pours Dark, clear brown. Small off White head. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, coffee, heavy malts. Taste is lovely, hoppy, caramel, coffee, sweet malts. Full Body, low carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2993) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; deep copper pour with big creamy beige head, pine and malt aroma, taste is very sweet and malty with some raisins, a hint of pine some tangerine, really smooth mouthfeel.


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