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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2002
2001- Clear brown color, earthy sweet aroma, thick and malty a great barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2002
’99. Good subtle flavor with some spices; lots of orange. The flavor hides the alcohol lever quite well... an easy drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Pours amber/orange, with low carbonation, coupled with the huge hop body makes this a smooth sipping ale, Alcohol really warms you up. Easy drinking for such a big beer, excellent plavor dominated by malt, but very well hopped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
(reserve 99) Cloudy orange with small light tan head. Floaties at bottom of pour. Big hoppy aroma -- citrus mostly. Plenty of malts there too, some sweetness. The flavor is sweet and rich. Sweet rich flavor --tastes like they kept adding the malts well past the point of sanity. Also some kick ass hoppiness. The aftertaste is involuntary shudder alcohol bitter burn. Definitely a sippy, not a session, beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2711) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 Brewed 11/10/98, Bottled 1999, Sampled October 2002. Intense fruity orangey, apple, and date aromas plus spicy hops. Hazy orange-amber with small fading head. Strong and sweet; fruity with alcohol, smoky and herbal notes. Warming balanced finish. Intoxicating. Low carbonation and quite smooth. Outstanding.
Score based on this sampling.

2003 sampled in 2006: Appealing dark honeyed odor. Medium foaming head, light haze from yeast. Fruity and spicy with persimmon.
Ar8, Ap4, Fl8, P4, O17

2005 sampled in 2006: Lighter golden color. Resiny and citric hops more apparent. Minty. Refreshing. Solid bitter finish. Ar7, Ap4, Fl8, P3, O17

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Reserve 01: Pretty deep red-amber color with a moderate creamy head...Aroma is malty sweet with a slight tang and the presence of that Demon Alcohol which comes across attractively medicinal. The sweet malts dominate the bottom while a steady hop dryness rides atop---slight woody quality adds texture...The finish is full-rainbow: a little sweet, a little dry---and that warm burn in the very back...Good balance for such a substantial brew---very rich but not syrupy---exceptionally fine mouthfeel...I think I’ll get a couple of more of these to put away for a while...This is also an exceptional value for the dollar...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Clear copper colored w/ a light tan head. Malty up front, hops at the end, beautiful

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2002

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Assertive creamy, caramel malt aroma with some raisin/prune fruit and overshadowed hops. Smooth, oily palate, hop presence throughout but really doesn’t bitter until the finish. Great dark fruit and caramel malts, creamy vanilla in latter half. Extremely hearty and warming, but perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
This is from the 01 vintage. Wow, spicey high octane fruit. Smells like a clean brandy. The head kind of completely disappeared, and I do mean completely, no trace. It pours like dark bronzed copper, clear as a bell. Not a whole lot of carbonation, but man is there a smooth taste. This is boardering on a fine liquor, but it’s a fine beer. The fruity spice with a dash of hops round out the big alcohol taste in this rather nicely. Well done. I’m puttin’ a couple away.

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