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RATINGS: 710   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - 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
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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 (4306) - 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 (2960) - 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 (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2308) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Aroma is sweet malt, orange peel, caramel, spice and wood. Taste is sticky sweetness - toffee, caramel, orange, bread, alcohol and grain. Leaves a long metallic bitter hop, spice finish. Wasnít loving on this. Harsh and alcohol comes on too strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
10/27/11. 22oz bottle. Surprisingly clear light amber pour, an almost orange/reddish, with a small khaki head that sticks a little and laces plenty. Fruity aroma, but not dark like Iíd expect. Itís moreso banana and bubblegum with a touch of tart berries, borderline raspberry, with a touch of dry hop character and definite alcohol presence. Surprisingly dry, hoppy flavor (fresh, I guess) with a touch of sweet sugar and berries and a definite alcohol kick. I have to say Iím a little disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (3906) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
A very pleasant ale aroma that reminded me of a Belgian or English pale ale, in terms of the malting - sweet, a little vinegary. The label wasnít great, the beer itself is clear and woody red-brown. Woody tasting, not too bitter, not too sweet, west coast hopping. The alcohol is well masked. The aftertaste is woody, grassy and a little sour. This isnít a huge barleywine, but itís pretty well balanced. Liquor Loft, Tallahassee.


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