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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Sugary, dark fruit nose. Heavy and satiating on the palate. Tingly and strong up front; softens as it goes. Very complex flavors with fig, raisin, and plum notes. Sweet, toffee malts, too. Earthy, yeast esters. Warming in the back of the pipe. Lingering flavors are bready and rewarding. Great barleywine. Ages wonderfully. 03: Rather fruity, with a Granny Smitth sourness. Soft brown sugar. Light raisin. 2004 bottle: Not sure if this is a bad batch or bad bottle treatment, but itís overly acidic, curiously tart and way too citrusy. Iíll lean toward the latter, so I wonít change my rating score, but I just wanted to make a note. 1999 (drank in 2007): WOW! What a brilliant sample. The malts have developed amazingly well, and there are some flavors in this that I donít think Iíve ever experienced. Liquid toffee, cooked brown sugar, maple-drenched tobacco and unbelievably rich caramel. Unreal.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Dark copper brew that smells of malt,caramel and vanilla. Excellent flavor that dances on the tongue.Hint of sweetness that makes this a pleasure to drink.Barleywines are definately moving uo to become a favorite.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 1, 2002
Reserve 01: Damn this is good. Sweet and malty with a hint of brandy. Complex, spicy and hoppy. Warms the mouth as well as the tummy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2002
2001 vintage, 22 oz. bottle. Aroma is hugely fruity, estery, sweet and malty. Attractive garnet hue, with beautiful, almost delicate carbonation and lacing. Flavor profile is quite complex, with some light berry flavors, alcohol, brown sugar, apple butter and a generous amount of spicy hops to provide a great balance. Finish is very long and sees a bit more alcohol. Mouth-filling, warming, satisfying feel. Leaves your glass all sticky. This is great stuff. Thanks Gusler!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Vintage 2001-Brew date 12/2/1999. Deep auburn hue with a quickly disappearing french vanilla head. Aromas of vanilla, oak and alcohol. A myriad of subtle peppery spices with notes of butterscotch. Alocohol is quite well concealed but becomes evident on the noggin within a few minutes. Also a hop bitterness that becomes apparent in the long relaxing finish. A well constructed barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Oddly heady/foamy. Lighter than expected in color. Surprisingly drinkable stuff. Very bitter, but balanced by the tasty malt flavor. Sensational aroma! Some will say this is overly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A beautiful beer. Lovely deep amber color. Lots of hops for a barleywine. Sweet taste, with what appears to be a hint of fruit. Worth every penny.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A huge beer. Big malt, big ABV, and a good hop charge. Destined to be a classic example of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 2001; Huge malt aromas and short lived pineapple hop flavors imerge from a perfectly beaded head. Malts in this guy will knock you over combined with the alcohol. Fresh it is intenesly syrupy,and hoppy. Probably a good one to age. Huge BW.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 17, 2005 This is everything I like to taste in a barleywine. Taste was full, sweet, and smooth. Mild finish, leaves a great taste in your mouth. Certainly one of Full Sailís best.


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