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RATINGS: 723   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Not as sweet as most barleywine styles Iíve tried, which is good, but itís missing that super alcohol kick. Interesting that you can actually tell by taste that this is made by Full Sail, maybe it is more closely related to their IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
2004 Version. Well balanced but not aggressive enough. Clean clear taste, not that power full. Not that interesting for an American barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
smells sweet and fruity (like orange peels and caramels), overshadows a faint alcoholic odor. pours thickly and is cloudy amber with thin head. taste is far hoppier and bitter than the aroma indicates. however, the same flavors that are in the smell show up here too (bitter orange peel, burnt sugar). Also, the flavor of the alcohol is there, but itís muted, which I like. It pours thick and feels thick, and it has full flavor. However, itís unfortunate that the flavor doesnít have much range. B

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
Amber color with vanishing white head. Taste on the sweet side for a barleywin, but malty and smooth. Medium palate with some hops in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2009
limp thin and tiny. a bit sour and bitter on the finish. readily available year round at a great price. Feels like a pale ale. nothing special, If i were blind folded i wouldnít know it was a barely wine or that it is 9%.

4.4
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
What a beautiful beer! Pours deep red/amber with a continuously replenishing head... I mean, this thing is still bubbling quickly after 5 minutes. Ya, Iíve been smelling it for about 5 minutes. It smells really darn good! Very floral hop aroma, with a touch of sharpness. Mellower in this respect than a lot of BWís. The head is actually growing. Neat. The flavor is suprising, more floral hops, quite sweet and full of malts and the finish. Exceptionally smooth and pleasantly warning as you swallow. Has a touch of metallic aftertaste. I can see why this one is so highly rated!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
This bottle was recommended to me by the guys at the Pizza Port bottle shop. í07 bottle. Pours a deep amber with a nice light carmel head. Nice bitter mouthfeel with hops, spice, and light carmel. I would like to try this one with another year or two on it. All around, a pretty nice barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2004 bomber. Pour is coppery in color almost clear, just a slight haze, with off-white head. Aromas are fruity/peach, earth, malt, and belgian yeastiness. Velvety mouthfeel, flavour is malt, apricot, hints of bitter balanced with sweetness. Incredibly smooth and crisp for 9.8%ABV, no alcohol taste. It is dry, plesantly so, and easy to drink. An awesome barleywine, although a bit atypical. When can I get another?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Borwn amber with light bubbly head that disappeared quite eagerly, and left spotty lacing. A little stir of the glass re-ignites the head. Smells like dark roast malt, and a hint of red berried fruit. Taste is quite alcoholic, but a nice malty backbone that soon comes over.


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