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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.27%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (869) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Good but not as good as the original. It was distinctly different as well. The aroma gave hints of alcohol and sugar as well as an earthy essence. The taste was sweeter with a bit of tartness. There was a sense of wood as well and the alcohol being more prevalent. The hops were much more subdued. Dark amber and a smooth palate. Some of the sweetness lingered.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gdubu493 (27) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Purchased a 32 oz. Growler from d’vines in Washington, DC. 2010 barleywine, aged 3 years. Fruit and caramel nose. Nice orange/amber color. Creamy, foamy head that disappears slowly after pour. First drink is bitter. Hoppy front end that dissapates quickly. Palate is smooth with continued caramel and fruit notes. Beer gets better as you continue to sip it; grows on you.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1171) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
smell spot on for a non hopped barley wine. Taste is sweet with a light hop in the end.. at first seems pretty hop forward but this fades. pretty much a nice non west coast barely wine with a slight west coast fringe. thin fading head. Body as expected.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle acquired by trade, big time sweet caramel malt scents. Taste is nice and creamy, has a nice little spicy cinnamon taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1553) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
Doft och smak av fikon och honung. Söt, maltig, karamell, oljig till konsistensen med trevlig beska.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Smooth palate with a notable complexity, providing flavors of cherry, oaky earthy malt, cabernet, mild vanilla, and some figgy spirity notes at the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 Bottle: tanx to mr. Rask: Hazy red color, cramy head!! Aroma is : raisin, caramel, hony, Sugar. Flavor: sugar, caramelly, chocolate, sirap dry fruits, raisins , medium to full body, long fruity finish! Well done!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tasting glass an amber orange color with a slight tan head. Swirling creates a nice little head and allows the aromas to waft a little more. Both citrus and pine emanate from this brew along with some sweet smelling notes. This, to me, is a very hop forward BW and the citrus and pine notes jump upfront followed by a transition to a malty backbone. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. As it warms I get some medical type notes in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2010
I was told that this was Old Ruffian aged on oak chips for five weeks. The color was identical to the regular ruffian, orange-brown. The head was tiny and the top of the beer looked like an oil slick. The smell was very oaky and whiskey-like. The taste was very heavy on the oak and also tasted like whiskey. I had a regular ruffian side-by-side and I felt like the oak covered up the hops too much. The beer did get better as it warmed. I was told the next batch was oaked for two weeks so I will go back and see how that one turned out. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-19-2007 15:00:52

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Pours foggy reddish brown. with a thin white head.A little lacing. Aroma is Oak, malt and a little fruit. Flavor is very bitter like Aspirin. Very strong bitter really kills any other flavors this beer may have. Taste more like an IPA than a Barley Wine. I did not like this beer what so ever. I probably rated this beer higher than it should be. Would not drink this beer even if it was the only beer I had left.


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