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RATINGS: 717   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
The aroma is malty and alcoholic with plenty of hops. The appearance is light amber with an average head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6949) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
650 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a dark amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, orange and green apples. Flavour of sweet malts, green apples. harsh bitter hops, grains, grass and some citric tartness. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grainy, harsh, malty, bitter finish. Unbalanced.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13703) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
Bottled 660ml (vPBF, vintage 2011)
Deep amber color, small white head. Madeira wine, barley in the nose. Medium-bodied. Some caramel, very harsh, aggressive hoppyness, some alcohol, short finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1180) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a cloudy, dull golden color with not much of a light tan head head. Fruity caramel and dish liquid on the nose. A rather thin mouthfeel given the style. Oat and full grain cereal, cardboard, and ripe cherry flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
[2003 bottle] Hazy reddish orange with little head, but a ring of white foam that leaves a milkshake-like coating. Interesting fruity aroma with malt, peach, banana, some butterscotch, pineapple, and dried apple. Unfortunately the nice aroma was followed by a musty and highly bittered flavour that contained some malt reminiscent of an english pale ale with a little papaya and cardboard. Mouthfeel was puckering from the bitter and sourness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Clear light copper colour with thin biege head. Woody alcohol nose. Full body woody bitter alcohol taste with warming alcohol and hop finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle dated 2004.Pours a somewhat cloudy hazy dark amber color with no head but lots of tiny bubbles, oily on the glass. Nose is not very outright as it seems to be a little sweet and syrupy. Not much on the hops. There is some sour apple from it tho’. Man, I am a little bummed that this doesn’t have much to it.I have a 1999 that I open just to see if this one is off.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours a dark hazy amber color. Aromas of fruit, malts, and floral hops. Flavors of dark fruit, a hint of smoke, and nice hops. Lots of alcohol in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2005 bottle. Pours nicely, clear and copper with a big frothy head on top. Hops and alcohol dominate this one from start to finish. I really didn’t get any of the maltiness or fruit that are mentioned in the commercial description. In fact, it kind of tasted like an ashtray. After a bit, the hops loosened their grip, and I got a fleeting sense of some malt, but never any fruit. For me, way too bitter and unbalanced. I was a bit disappointed

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Dark copper color with a thin white head. Candy like aroma with a slight bitter hppy taste. Not bad


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