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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Finally bottled in a special release, Hale’s Barleywine is in the English mold, featuring strong malt flavors and an understated hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
This seems like a sweet stout to start then there is an off putting sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2007 edition. Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick and murky exceptionally dark brown color with a small creamy tan head. The aroma was molasses, cherry, anise and was a bit metallic. The flavor was bitter and rough with notes of cherry, molasses, butterscotch, iron, earthy hops, rough fruity hops and a hint of cocoa. The finish was long with caramel and harsh fruity and earthy hops. Fairly full bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tap @ brewpub. Colorful, dark red maroon appearance with a tan head. Mild earthy hoppy, slightly fruity nose. Big cherry, red fruity flavors along with some quite bitter, piney hops. Somewhat boozy with a very strong flavor that doesn’t make this one too smooth though it has potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15097) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle (Special Limited Dec. 2007) at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, licorice, berries, coconut, light alcoholic, ok bitterness, barley notes, cookies, dreid fruits. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (39970) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is cheesy, dark malty and roasted. Dense caramelish. Sweet, caramelish, toasted malt. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

From tap at Brouwers. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is citric and fruity. Dry citric, barnyard, fruity and mild yeasty. Ends dry, citric and overripe fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small, fizzy and open, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light alcohol, licorice - laber laver notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of cookies. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and grass. Sweet and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
cloudy brown, small light brown head. roasted malty, sweet flowery note. flavor is cofee, roasted malts, dark fruits, quite complex, not your typical barley wine, leds notes from stout and porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of scrizzz. Vintage December 2007. Pours a dark brown with an orange hue and a tiny off-white head. Sweet dark overripe fruits in the nose, some hops and booze. Solid body, fairly low carbonation, dark overripe fruits, roastiness, slightly oxidized. Warm alcohol finish with quite some bitterness. Nice. 220611

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle from 2007. Deep mahogany pour with scant head and no lace. Sweet malty, molasses nose. Medium heavy body has the expected anise, toffee and some slight earthy and tobacco undertones, but there is also a bit of tartness. Body peters out a bid towards the end and more black licorice enters in the long finish. Not much hops here, but enough to keep this from being overly sweet, as many barleywines can do. I’m not clear on how this one has evolved over the past three years, but I rather like where it’s arrived.

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