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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A full-bodied barley wine with a smooth, velvety taste and mellow hop nose.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 30, 2009
Murky brown. Odd strange aroma. Bitter and lingering astringent metalic. Not smooth. Not very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Final rating from my trip up the this yearís Winter Warmer Festival. Solid beer, but nothing really stood out for me. Golden copper pour, creamy head, and little lace. Inviting aroma of plain cereal, honey, and fresh fruits. Medium bodied, sort of easy for a barley wine. Very sweet, malty taste. Snappy with a fresh fruit quality. Enjoyable but not memorable....Iím off for another glass of the Chophouseís Bourbon Barrel Barleywine!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Aroma of dates wafts out of the glass. Nice flavor, classic hops, thick mouthfeel. Light alcohol burn on the finish; I donít believe them that this is only 10%. Could use some time to mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Served in a snifter glass at the brewery. Clear dark copper pour with a generous frothy head. Nice grapefruit and pine nose with caramel in the background. Sweet caramel and marshmallow show up first in the flavor and they support a hefty citrus (grapefruit) and strong pine hop presence. A bit fruity with orange flavors that is does get just a touch cloying. Full bodied and sticky with a semi-dry finish. A solid American barley wine.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Nothing really "wrong" with this, but not all that great. Not much of a nose to this, but looks the part. Smooth and not much going on. Could have a few before you realize this is a barley wine. It is pretty good, but not representitve of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080329 Blind tasting notes and score from Cornboy 2nd annual Barleywine Extravaganza. Pissy hops, grassy and tropical, pale color, BO notes, overall mild and underwhelming malts.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Shared at the pre-DLD í08 party. Some syrupy malts at work here. This doesnít seem that old, but itís already lost its hop profile. Iíve had astonishing stuff from Great Lakes, but this isnít one of them. Keep trying.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Shared at Cornboys Barley Wine Blind. Wow did I dislike this one. Poured a rather flat brownish amber with virtually no head. Aroma honey, brown sugar, grain and garlic. Thin watery body with very light carbonation. The aroma left no indication of the horrible flavor to follow. I think I actually dumped this one an couldnít even finish my two ounce sample. Yuck.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Nice amber brew, clean body with lively carbonation and nothing cloudy detectable. Resiny hops detectable in the nose, as well as some apricot and brandy. Definitely hot and boozy, and a strongly hop forward BW like Old Guardian. I found it enjoyable and fairly impressive, but it would definitely benefit from aging (bottle it!).

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured a clear amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee malts, floral hops, citrus fruits, light honey, vanilla, and some alcohol in the finish. Taste of sweeter caramel up front, citrus fruits, toffee, pine, toasty dough, and moderate bitterness, with a bit of alcohol in the finish.


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