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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A deliciously rich barleywine that has spectacular depth and delicacy of flavor that is deep and robust. Its strong, sweet body is balanced with Centennial and Crystal hops for a pleasant hoppiness and finish. Makes a great cellar beer. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught year round. ABV 9% IBU 91


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from 2008 pours a brown with a bit of red white cream foam head. Smell and taste caramel, citrus, spruce, alcohol, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, not bad for the age still has a hop finish smoothed out bit off flavor might be too far past prime but still not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Runner up in a four way blind barley wine taste. Pours a light tan. Smell is a bit mild, more malty and a bit of fruit. Not very carbonated. Spicy character. Mellow and almost sour hoppy. Pretty good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Coles Barleywine Competition 2012. 2011 version. Oxidized, poor flavor & aroma. High carbonation. Probably bad bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2012
22 ounce bottle from 2005. A malt bomb. The hops and age give this beer a fruity character. The carbonation gave an acidic tinge on my tongue.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
broowater (10) - Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2011 bottle on 01/27/2012. Biscuity, malty, caramel, dough, butterscotch, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, thin feel, light body, long finish, simply AWESOME, canít taste the alcohol, very well balanced with the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2012
This is the 2011 and probably would taste a lot different if aged. When tasting it the strong hop smell and flavor made me think it was an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle @ Danís house. Hazy reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Touch toasty malty, somewhat citrusy, earthy, lightly floral hoppy aroma. Floral, herbal hoppy, citrusy, fairly rich toasty malty flavor. Iím a little disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2010 Vintage courtesy of PaulUnwin. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is light malt, floral hops, and a bitter white grapefruit and slight pine. Flavor is similar with some nice malt, bitter white grapefruit and some pine. Light in body for a barley wine, and finish lingers with citrus hops. Interesting barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy, deep amber color with large off-white head. The head settles pretty quickly. The nose has notes of dried fruit, especially dried banana. Some yeast. The flavor has a nice dose of bitterness, but the fruitiness is the ringleader here. A nice cherry note comes out as the beer warms. The alcohol is a little on the obvious side, present in both flavor and feel. There is a nice breadiness to this brew. Full bodied with lower carbonation leading to a medium to long bitter yet bready finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Pours a clear amber color with a small khaki head. Nose is syrupy brown sugar, caramel malts, spicy hops and a touch of a dark berries. Flavor is light malt balance with a lot of hop character to it. A bit thin, metallic and boozy. Itís alright.


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