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RATINGS: 942   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
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear medium to dark orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, dry fruity, raisin, prune, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft. [20090113]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 22 fl oz bottle. Pours slight cloudy and dark orange/amber with a lacing off-white and creamy head. Aroma is solid hops and malt, light alcohol note. Flavour is quite hoppy, light woody and with a mild liqourice like note. Warming alcohol finish with a solid hops bitterness yet with a persisting hops oily flavour. Solid barleywine that is a nice blend between IIPA and barley wine.7-4-7-4-15=3.7

As 2nd Anniversary Ale. 22 fl oz bottle. 3816/6000. Pours hazy and deep orange with a lacing tan head. Aroma dense hoppy too. Smooth and light woody flavour with a solid bitterness and smooth woody finish. Dry and smooth finish. 8-4-8-5-15=4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy dark amber beer with a nice thick orange head, that leaves slight lazes on the glass. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and lots of caramel. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel and hops, the hops giving it a good bitter end. Nice, but closer to an Imperial IPA than a Barley Wine IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a clear orangey brown with a creamy, yellowish head. Very caramellish nose. Full-bodied with lots of caramel and a vague burned edge. Pehaps a note of vanilla. Marked bitter finish, but it’s a somewhat blurred, not distinct and crisp, hop profile. 220406

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Deep rubyish amber, mediumsized pinkish white head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins, plum, vanilla and wood. Flavour is quite much the same. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2008
Bottled, thanks Crosling! Hazy ruby, small head. Aroma of juicy lychee and grapefruit. Sure, it’s malty, but it’s dominated by juicy fresh citric hops. The carmelly malt is a mere excuse for the 10%. The hoppy lychee flavours later turns into long powerful bitterness. Certianly not the most complex barley wine, but very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Long hoppy malty aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty dark fruit flavor with lots of hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Hazy brown beer. Rapidly shrinking cream coloured head. Rich malt with a slight medicinal note. Medium bitterness hops. Semi soft and semi dry bitter finish. A bit odd and quite disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014
2014-10-19, bottle, vintage 2009, 5 years old, 7-3-7-4-14=35
Strangely the look is murky; creamy head. Malt aroma, a bit dusty. Full bodied, with strong malt flavor, but also dusty, and the liquorice level is increasing; warming alcohol; still quite bitter, resiny, with hints of bitter orange.
Too old.

2011-07-06, bottle, vintage 2008, 3 years old, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Beautiful dark amber color; medium sized creamy head. The deep malt aroma start having an intriguing phenolic vein. Although still powerful, the body seems to get thinner, which may improve the drinkability; there is a quite strong flavor of caramel with a side of roasted nuts; the sweetness is moderate; there may be some indirect signs of age, but not much oxidisation; quite strong bitterness, although the hop character is somehow lost; the final also portrays some roasted nuts.
Still very enjoyable, well balanced instead of the bomb it used to be; probably easier to drink so.

2008-02-20, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Beautiful hazy red dark amber color, with a creamy head. Nutty and sweet caramel dominates this beer; the aroma has also a resiny hop and traces of phenol and bitter almonds. It’s full bodied, sweet and extremely bitter, with rhubarb candies, evident resins and bitter almonds. Very long final, satisfying every desire for malt and hop.
Out of my memory, I associate it to Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. Overall is powerful and well balanced, the kind of beer that I need.

2006-04-30, as 2nd Anniversary Ale, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Hazy dark brown color; creamy head. Malty aroma, some aromatic hop, light fruits, light phenol, light pine needles. Strongest malt taste, sweet caramel, strong hoppiness with some resins and light grapefruit. Not really elegant, but very good.

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