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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsamstark (12) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
Bottle @SB. Deep brown and red color. Light brown foam, not long lasting. A very nice aroma, touch of burned sugar, vanilla. Taste is good, medium sweet and nice small bitterness. Old fruits. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1915) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
12 oz bottle, thanks bytemesis! Aroma consists of coconut, vanilla, wood, peat, cashew brittle, raisins. Pours muddy brown with a dissipating beige head. Taste is sweet, slightly oxidized, earthy, oaky, boozy, dark fruits. Texture is oily, body full. Nice beer, but it’s a bit hot and not quite what I was expecting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (389) - - APR 6, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour; aroma is sweet malt vanilla, woody notes; the same taste of whiskey barrel, roasty dark chocolate and caramel. Complex winter beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rich71 (36) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Geweldig bier ! Vanille, zoet, licht bittere smaak die lang blijft hangen. Ruikt ook heel erg lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1127) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Deep ruby brown with rimming beige head; aroma is sweet malt vanilla coconut notes; Flava is rich sweet malt scotch whiskey notes hints of roasty chocolate; feels medium and semi fizzy; finishes malty woody

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Caramel, toffee, massive vanilla tones an a little bitter oak. I love bourbon aged ales. Not a typical scottish ale, which is probably why it’s better than most! Extremely good with aged cheeses!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
A little too boozy for what I was hoping for. Some nice sweet caramel flavors sit amongst some dark fruit. Good, not worth the hype though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (21) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
The hype out weighs this beer. A solid B to Low B+ beer but not a A beer. I really wanted this beer to blow me away but compared Wulver its just does not hold up on any level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (414) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Brunfärgad med kopparton. Maltig och fuktigt jordig doft med russin och vanilj. Knäckig och härlig maltsötma i smaken. Romrussin, örter, sirap och lite kaffe. Fyllig kropp med rejäl beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (635) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with some brick red highlights at the edge and a thin but lasting off-white head. Aromas of raisins, prunes, macerated cherries, bourbon, vanilla and a touch of cocoa. Taste starts of with sweet biscuits and brown sugar, before some vanilla kicks in then some deep dark fruit flavours. There’s a little alcohol burn at the end but that’s quite minimal. Full creamy mouthfeel. Lingering malty aftertaste. Excellent barleywine.

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