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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 (518) - Cary, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Horn dog pours a deep, murky root beer brown body that has many small floaters, the thin tan cap didnt leave hardly any lace. Aromas of dark sweet fruits like fig, plum, cherries and alcohol all showing up. Flavors of malts, bread, with slight fruit hints showing up, it was very sweet with an alcohol finish. Although it did have many flavors none stayed too long (no aftertaste), it wasnt as big or complex as other barleywines but that in itself isnt a bad thing. This might be a good ’starter’ for folks trying this style for the first time. Overall i thought it was pretty good and worth a try, but i probably wont get it again. Originally rated on 11/25/08.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Hyvin niukka, mitätön vaahto. Punertavan ruskea olut, haisee hiivalle ja maltaiselle. Erittäin makea ja imelä olut, vain pieninä annoksina. Makean katkera jälkimaku. Maistuu sahdille.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2343) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Brown with reddish ruby. Aroma: honey malts, slightly spicy with dried fruits (figs, raisins, dried plum), marsala. Taste: nectar, sweet honey, dried fruits, raisins and dates malt, caramel, sweet sherry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1428) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Jeg forventer en god oplevelse nĺr den stĺr pĺ bygvin, eller barley wine. Jeg kan ikke finde det helt store der adskiller den her fra andre barley wine, intens smag, fyldig og let spritet. En rigtig barley wine!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (887) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours a deep, copper brown with very little foam. The aroma is lots of sweet stuff; honey, vanilla, molasses, pecans. The flavor is really rich and sweet. All of the sweet notes from the aroma are right up front, and then there’s a tingle from the hops at the end. One of the better Flying Dog beers I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11012) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
Bottle shared, around 7 years old. Hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rich overripe dark fruits, caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. This one has aged pretty graciously.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a burnt reddish brown color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, oak, raisin, molasses, toast and light chocolate aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Oak, toffee, caramel, toast and booze finish. 2015 bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fules (792) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2016
Közepes, tartós, bézs színű hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata pörkölt malátás, enyhén konyakos. Ize karamellás, pörkölt jegyeket mutat, enyhe édes és savanyú felhangokkal. Sajnos az alkoholt nem sikerült elrejteni. Utóíze alkoholos, pörkölt malátás és egy picikét kesernyés.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (283) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Barleywine is not a favorite style, but this is a decent big beer. Booze notes predominate, licorice more in the taste than the aroma. Reddish brown and full bodied, with a lingering aftertaste I did not exactly savor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours a dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, raisin, and bubblegum. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and raisin. Hides the alcohol very well. Has a thick body, almost syrupy finish. This is good.


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