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RATINGS: 1603   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 11, 2014
A sweet, boozy night-cap of the kind I find hard to resist, even though this tests my sugar tolerance. Bottle-brown with thick head. The aroma has strong molasses, turpentine, burnt brown sugars, ginger and spice. Slick mouthfeel. Very sweet and treacly on the tongue with some heat in the swallow. Burnt malts and prominent alcohol with a lingering herbal finish that I’m not sure I like. Ultimately a bit too sweet and one-dimensional to rate it any higher. (355ml bottle from Leura Cellars)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (699) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxifunk777 (8) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (330) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (604) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mfhennig (71) - - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Mackeys Hideout. Pours a deep dark copper, with a minimal thin beige ring of foam. Aroma of dark fruit, malt. Tastes of dark fruit and malt. Very easy to drink, and to get in trouble with. You won’t find many beers better than this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1631) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Klar rødbrun med lavt beige skum. Vanilje, eik og noe karamellukt. Fyldig alkoholsødme. Kjenner at den har ligget på gode fat. Noe brent karamell. kort bitter avsluttning. Sticky, søtlig ettersmak. Lillestrøm ølfestival - Klimt

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (833) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2015
355 ml bottle. Clear copper with thin white head. Smell is sweet with raisin, dried fruit, syrup and vanilla bourbon. Taste is sweet dried fruit, jam, syrup with light bitterness with hints of earth and hay. Some peat smoke and warming alcohol in the finish. Semi sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coachd (235) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma of black cherry, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Tastes like everything in the aroma but has less cherry and more vanilla. Reminds me of a barleywine. Very good, glad I was able to try this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (145) - USA - MAR 14, 2015
Very good. Very malty. No hops to speak of, but I like it. Not sure if I’d get a six pack, but at a bar it’s good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
5.4.2014. Oaky, sweet whiskey-like aroma. In taste syrup, vanilla, brown sugar, dry fruits. Full-bodied, alcohol warms. Heavy stuff.


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