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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Chalk board at the brewery said 9.8%. Traditional English style barley wine, but what else would you expect from these guys? Dark amber with some magenta color, zero head or lacing. Toffee and earthy caramel malts. Slightly thin palate. Nose is a little hot, but not too apparent in taste. Would love to age this, but great now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10007) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Hazed Amber, cream colored head. Nice and sweet up front, toffee, caramel, maple, cookie dough, very faint hops. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2761) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours syrupy unclear murky amber with a whitish head. Aroma brings sweet malts, not resin but more with birch earthiness. Flavor bring similar notes, birch, sweet and earthy malts, and smooth bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6531) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Draft - Toffee and vinous notes. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Toffee, chocolate and some hops I can’t place. slightly bitter, but not quite an American style,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
On tap at the brewery, 2012 version. Deep reddish brown with a dissipating tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel, sweet malts, light bitter hops, vanilla, toffee and dark fruits. Similar flavor with a pretty full body. An excellent English-style barley wine. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (272) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Snifter at Hogshead. Rich and huge nose of caramel, vanilla, and booze. Very full and rich, lots of toffee and caramel. Finishes clean and sweet. I wish they would bottle so I could see how it would age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought nice dark fruits, caramel, toffee, some hints of spicy, earthy hops, touch of tobacco, anise and a touch of sweet fruits come through as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark sugars, some nice spice, earth, and grassy hops, touch of tobacco, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2013
Cask @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2389) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Cask on tap at Hogshead. Pours a black color with white head. Caramel, toffee, alcohol. A little too much alcohol for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours reddish amber dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toffee, caramel, dark fruit and citrus/resin. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On cask @ Hogshead. Pours mahogany in color with a khaki head. Nose is big on the fruit. Tart citrus, some gooseberry, caramel, and toffee. Melon notes, a touch of toast, and some dark fruits. Flavors of melon, grapefruit, and gooseberry. Really quite fruity. Caramel, toffee, and some toasted malt sweetness.

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