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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Black Barley-Wine Style Ale aged with dried cherries


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Amazing black pour with lingering beige head. Tart cherry taste over balanced by huge malts. Its like drinking the really bad Belgian cherry red , but with an english barleywine/abt quad body. Quite a mess.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Near black with a lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with rich, dark malts, cherries, overripe fruits, spices and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. A rather rich and sweet beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Very dark reddish brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sweetness, ripe fruits, berries, light alcohol, Flavour. Cherries, some spice, sweetness, fruits, Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and frutiy. A bit cloying. Not really my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - dark brown verging black pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (734) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours black with a creamy, light brown head. Very sweet cherry aroma. Very rich body, very heavy cherry notes and then a dry and sulphurous note. The cherries are kinda overpowering. Really weird. 081114

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Shared bomber, poured to snifters showing a ruby highlighted, darkest brown color, with a modest layer of bubbly, brownish tan head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was roasted, dark chocolate notes, and a touch of sweetness. The taste was similar, tart & sweet, with black cherry notes, medium+ bodied, somewhat hidden alcohol warmth, and hop bitterness that was also hidden, but made an appearance with pleasant dryness toward the finish. Very tasty! I also appreciated the freshness of the esters, rather than the artificial/cough medicine variety of many other similar brews.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4058) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Aroma is dark malts, fruit and an almost imperial stout quality. The flavor is dark fruit, cherries, malts, very slightly sticky, medium sweetness and a warming alcohol finish. Not what was expecting, this was almost a imperial stout/barley wine hybrid, interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle:   Black, thin frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Black Barley Wine is right!   Strong unsweetened cocoa nose, dark chocolate, dried cherries.   Doesn’t smell very sweet, hoping for more sweetness on the tongue.   Mild sweetness on the tongue, thankfully.   Strong dark chocolate and dried black cherries.   Malty background, low hop, dark chocolate, and dried cherries linger.   Some heat on the exit.   Like Unleashed #1, not as thick as I would have thought for the ABV.   Needs to be a bit thicker, sweeter.   Would certainly trade some of that for less ABV.   Thanks Bob!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet biscuit, molasses, and chocolate notes with accents of chocolate-covered cherries.. smelled a little on the sugary side, but I can’t say it wasn’t decadent. The flavor found sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, and molasses at the core, with peppery alcohol and cherry dust laced throughout.. tangy licorice and cherry skins on the long, kind of sharp finish. Medium-heavy bodied with prickly carbonation and sharp, tangy bitterness.. dried out at the end.. transitions didn’t work very well.. very big overall, but it didn’t quite work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Sampled at an rsbls tasting. Very dark red brown. This is cherroes then chocolate and then some sour funkiness. Tartness in the after taste and the finish. I wish the cherries were sweeter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Black barleywine with noticeable cocoa along with the standard caramel, cherries add a slight fruit touch. Boozy.


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