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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intesify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1270) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget (2013 version). Pours clear dark amber with a large dense off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty with caramel, raisins, light licorice notes, some citrus hop notes. Taste is sweet caramel, light burnt caramel and roasted bitterness. Medium/full bodied, light sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (404) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
650ml brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is mahogany with a medium sized beige head, that reduced quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma of pine, orange peels and caramel. Flavours of orange peels, resin, caramel, maple suryp and a hint of rye sourdough bread. Taste is medium sweet and medium-heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied, soft slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. A strong beer with sharp flavours, quite good but would have liked it a little smoother, mellower and less hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peter_L (687) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun vätska med gräddigt skum. Traktorlass med fyllig maltdoft, karamellig och jumjum god. Därefter överväldigas näsan av en massiv humlearom. Gräddig eldig munkänsla där godisbilen återfinns med brända karameller och gräddkola. Runt detta som ett omslagspapper omhöljer beskan. Lång eftersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dojken (204) - - MAY 11, 2014
Flaska. Doft helt ok. Smaken drar oerhört mycket åt starkvin typ sherry. Torkade frukter med en avslutning av bra beska. För mycket starkvin o för lite ölkänsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (106) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljusbrunt skum. Kraftfull doft av russin, brännt socker och humle. Tjock och fyllig smak med mycket russin och karam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (895) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska (65 cl) från Systembolaget (111:-). [ Vintage 2013 ] . Rejält maltig och fruktig med humletoner, karamell, knäck, russin, relativt hög beska, hög sötma, medelfyllig till fyllig. Avslutningen är besk och något torr, maltig och söt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
KombatAle (116) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
66 cl bottle Amber with small foam. Smell is bitter, fruity and spicy. Big bodied, syrupy texture. Taste is too bitter, with lots of citric notes. It’s more an imperial ipa, but not very drinkable. Just ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (285) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 3/5-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Karamell, knäck, sötma, russin, en aning humle, lite vanilj(?). Smak: Karamell, ganska söt, en aning russin(?), lite vanilj(?), tydlig beska. Kroppen är fyllig, avslutningen bjuder på en rejäl och trevlig beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Linnet (1095) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Toffee, caramel, butterscotch, alcohol, resinous, spicy, spruce, raisin. Deep amber colour, creamy beige head, lacing. Big resinous bite, heavy sweetness, alcohol, spicy, toffee, butterscotch. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, sweet and alcohol. Big and very potent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1198) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2008 bottle. Pours hazy ruddy amber. Slight head, still a good bit of carbonation. Aroma of caramel, lightly oxidized, but not bad. Still a bit of grass. Taste is caramel, sugar, chocolate, grass. But overall like sucking on a caramel hard candy. Not bad at all after all these years.

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