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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our interpretation of this English style ale is deep garnet red in color with a distinct malt backbone balanced by a unique blend of hops. Cheers!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 21, 2012
Tap at rattle & hum. Ruby with a thin off-white head. Nose is interesting, spicy, coriander, malt. Mouth is warm, dusty, warm, sweetness, but red wine characteristics and oak comes through the more the flavour progresses. This beer has benefited being laid down. End is vanilla, red wine, enjoyable, good. ---via BeerBuddy

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2191) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2013
From the 2010 batch stamped #316 - properly aged for three years. It pours a beautiful looking copper amber with a lingering, soft tan head. Maybe a hint of red when held to the light. The aroma is malt forward immediately and sweet with a kind of apple or pear character dancing around the edges. Low hop aroma. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has a sweet malt beginning and then I get the earthy, floral hops erupting in the aftermath and lingering briefly. This one has aged beautifully.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6246) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours red orange with an off white head. The aroma has light sweet malts, some fruity notes, and some nice resinous hoppy notes. The flavor is relatively reserved and well balanced, with sweet and toasty malts, resinous hoppy notes, floral notes, caramel, and some berry like fruity notes. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Smells of flowers, citrus and lots of hops. Tastes of medium bitterness and heavy sweetness. Medium bodied. Oily texture. Finishes cloying with a hint of bitter. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OLoingsigh (4) - Clermont, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
Smelled like fermented fruit. Tasted a bit floral. I liked it better at our near room temp.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
On draft, served in a snifter, 2010 per the menu. Has a great color, with decent head. Has a great nose, and the palate is sticky. Taste finishes slightly bitter, but has great underlying malt base. Good beer, but didn’t blow me away.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 13, 2010
12oz Bottle. Nice warm, fruity, fresh and malty aroma. A nice redness to this example, with a good lick of up front hoppiness. Pours a slightly hazed dark amber, with plenty of creamy, soft off-white head. The flavors are not extremely complex, and the malt base seems a little less dense than I would expect for a 10% barleywine, but I appreciate the added perception of dryness. It’s kind of like an unhoppy Stone barleywine, not a lot of raging malt action. Finishes clean and bright. This is a fine beer, just a little safe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark yet clear coppery amber with a small light beige head. Aroma of candied malts, toffee, pine tree sap and wet leather. Taste of candied malts, toffee, light caramel notes, pine and hops. Alcohol detected in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3503) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and laced the glass well. Pleasant aroma of malt and caramel. The flavor is rich and malt with both malt and caramel present. A bit of oxidation is noted in the flavor as well, which should not be there, especially in a 10% barley wine. Mild hops bitterness at the finish. Nearly full bodied and fairly smooth on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2011
Poured with a copper color and a tan, lacing head. Caramel, apple, cinnamon, fruits, honey in the aroma. Sweet start in a medium dense and carbonated body. Decent hoppy finish. Pretty good.


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