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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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 (1845) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4504) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Caramel pale, abricôt et une touche de colle blanche en arôme. Au goût c’est définitivement plus docile, équilibré avec un alcool discrèt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
On tap at Hogshead. Light brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is of toffee, booze, caramel, malt, brown sugar, fig, sugared dates, and raisin. Taste is of pecans, brown sugar, toast, raisin, fig, honey and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Tap at the brewery. The look is an antique white head, reddish color, slightly hazy. The smell is caramel, toffee, fruit, toast, malts, raisan, and fruit cake. The taste is similar, the alcohol comes through, treacle, and rich

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (519) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Smells like a cross between a barleywine and a quad. Looks nice, a bit dark for the style with a sticky off white head. The taste is sweet, the palate is thick. Extra drinkable because it doesn't have the sharp hop kick or the alcohol burn of many other barleywines I have tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10829) - 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 (3137) - 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 (11086) - 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 (4839) - Denver, 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 (286) - 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 (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

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