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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle 66cl. [ Vintage 2004 ].
[ Courtesy of henrikb ]. Light unclear medium red orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berry - fruity, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090710]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours clear and dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Mild vegetable note. Bitter and dry caramelish. Light fruity and caramelish into the finish. Dry and fruity lasting impression.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
An unclear amber beer with no head. The aroam is sweet malty with notes of caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with hops, chocolate and alcohol notes. A nice powerful Barley Wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Vintage 2003. Pours a hazy, very orangey amber with a small, rough head. Nose full of caramel and aroma hops. Full body with sweet caramel and some lovely fruit esters. Lightly aromatic, hoppy finish. But somehow appears a little tired. Tasted at the Oklahoma Beer tasting March 06 hosted by mjames and lilannie. 250306

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruits and ascorbic acid. Sweet and light acidic flavour of malts and dried fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some alcohol, some mild grass. Flavour is being rather similar in a quite nice way.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
2001 version, bottled (at the Rate Beer gathering at Flying Saucer, Addison). Amber couloured. Cork and flower aroma. Very thick with chewy maltiness. This is hop syrup so thick it doesn't make your mouth wet. Flavourful, and rather complex, yet not extremely bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16447) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Malty alcohol aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet amlty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel and dark fruits. Dry malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
22nd January 2010
Hazy deep amber - brown beer. Light malt nose. Semi soft palate, a little dry. Malty bitter toffee, followed by pretty bitter hop. A little aniseed alcohol underneath. Subtle black fruits in the finish which is soft and warming and with a trace of bubblegum. A few too many rough edges for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014
2014-01-06, bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), vintage 2011, 2 years old, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Cloudy amber color with small head. The aroma is a bit nutty, and there is some fudge. Full bodied, round, sweet without excess; the malt has a nutty accent; correct bitterness. A bit British, but also somehow shallow for a Barley Wine.

2011-07-08, bottle from Magnum Cigar, Phoenix; vintage 2008, 3 years old, 7-4-7-2-13=33
Beautiful red-amber color; medium sized creamy head. Mild aroma of caramel, nuts, light malt. The body is medium structured, less than expected for a Barley Wine; there is a strong nutty caramel flavor, not much malt, not much sweetness; strong bitterness, even a bit too much in the end.
Unbalanced and off target.


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