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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This English style Barleywine Ale has been aged in cabernet wine barrels. Enjoy now or cellar it "Below Decks" as it will become more complex as it ages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Poured into a tulip. Initial pour brings a pretty good off white head plus some legs. Color is copper, tending a bit toward brown. Nose brings some nice cabernet and oak notes. The taste brings some more complexity with cabernet, oak, grape, hints of dark fruit, and a bit of light roast and general fruit. Really nice feel with a bit of a tannic character. Drinks well and is a solid offering. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2010 batch, from the bottle poured into my Narke glass...A medium brown with lots of dark amber in the light, unique. A watery light tan head, not much there...Sweet aroma, distinct english barleywine backbone, but lots of wine comes through. Toffee, red wine, caramel, mild hops....The taste is pretty mild shows off the barrel more than anything, vanilla with lots of red wine. This barleywine was too light to hold up, but its qualities, but tastes good none the less. I canít recommend this, but I drank the bottle pretty easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear deep mahogany color with a small beige head. The aroma is dark caramel malt, tannins, red wine and mildly earthy. The flavor has mild sweetness, red wine, tannins, earthy with mild bitterness. Some wood and dark fruits. Medium bodied. This was a solid drinkable barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle - thanks bigmmartin. Pours an auburn/brown with a finger of creamy beige head. Sweet aroma is chocolate, floral & citrus hops, oaky, and vinous. Very smoth and silky scent. Taste is also smooth and silky; maltiness, faded citrus hops, and caramel. Finished dry and gives a nice impression of the barrel aging. Hides the 10% ABV very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
thanks riversideak! some baked orange nose, getting some faint wine stained wood. mousey brown, small white head. soft body, very mellow, miss on the barrel character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Super vinous cabernet nose, some tea notes. Light tannin barrel tartness. Pours still, amber brown, no head. Flavor is also vinous, lots of wine, some tea, toffee, alcohol. Somewhat hot vodka-y. Its interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
22. Thanks alex! Pours a hazy dark brown with amber edges. Big fluffy off white head. Vinous nose, a little tart and puckery. Bready notes under that. Fairly thick and sticky body. Toffee, shortbread, caramel, and acidic vinous grape notes on the mid palate. Could use a little more body and complexity to stand up to this much wine flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
22 oz bottle from TheEpeeist. Thanks! Pours a well hazed dark amber brown, more brownish, a moderate frothy tannish head laces ok, dies to a thick film. Aromas are fruity, cherries and fruit punch, wet biscuits and caramel, toffee, touches of red wine and wet oak. Raspberries, red wine, touches of toast and sweet toffee. Touches of oxidized cardboard move in a bit. Initial is heavier end of medium bodied, sweet toffee and caramel, biscuits, bread, red wine with decent oaky tannins, fruit punch, raspberries and cherries, touches of vanilla, light spice. No hops, but the red wine tannins dry the beer just a bit. A little tamer complexity wise, the red wine gets a little more intense and flavorful, wet and fruity with a decent dryness. This grows on me, the oxidation gets a little annoying, but the barrel element and strength is nice. Pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle: † Deep caramel, even a little muddy, large frothy sandy head, nice lacing. † Moderately sweet nose, toasted caramel and woodiness play a big part. † Some candied citrus peel as well. † Faint red wine characteristics. † Brighty caramel and woodiness up front, warming, not all that hoppy. † This is definitely of the English style. † Touch of toasted coconut and vanilla. † After all that the cabernet does peek out a bit, but its fairly tame. † Mainly a malty caramel like Barley Wine, with some wood influences and a minor cabernet like finish. † Not bad, certainly entertaining. † The 10% ABV isnít burning, but its certainly a warming beer. † Thanks to lukin013 for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a thin layer of khaki colored head. S: A very wine forward nose. Lots of red fruits, vinous notes, and plenty of oak (sort of tannic). There is a mild alcohol presence and a decent amount of chocolatey oxidation. T: Sweet caramel and chocolate (oxidation) start things of. The wood and wine provide a spicy, peppery, note and some sweet red fruit. The alcohol comes through a bit strong at moments, but for the most part itís mellow. M: The body is medium with a low to medium level of carbonation. Overall, a pretty smooth mouthfeel. D: The alcohol can be slightly on the harsh side at times, but overall itís pretty enjoyable. Iím not usually the biggest fan of non-sour wine barrel aged beers, but this was good.

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