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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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The Barley Wine Style Ale is our most potent ale and is characterized by a rich, malty flavor and is balanced with a heavy hop bitterness. This beer is sweet with a hint of caramel flavor and the high hop bitterness is barely preceivable over the intense malt and alcohol. Barleywines are typically aged for one year before release and will continue to improve for several years. Barley Wine Style Ale is available in bottles.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
My notes say "aweful", which would seem to imply that this beer if full of awe, or somehow worthy of awe. Sadly, this is not the case, and was simply a misspelling, alas.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2010
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Clear red, whitish ring. Sweet raisiny caramel aroma. Taste is more of the same but off somehow, plastic

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Thanks Justin! Tame yellow/amber, creamy slowly rising head. Strong alcohol aroma over milky caramel. Seems young with the warming heat, lighter in body and softer than most in the style. Initially intense leafy hop character sharply softens as the beer warms and catches up and as my palate adjusts. Probably won’t age as long with a screwcap but I’d like 5 to hold on to. Finishes grassy and fairly light. Love to drink this at the peak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2009
12oz Bottle – Ice Harbor Brewing – Kennewick, WA
Aroma: Big malt aroma lots of sweetness and alcohol.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a light head.
Flavor: Big malt flavors with light spice and tons of alcohol flavor. Very big beer.
Palate: Dry with a smooth alcohol finish.
Overall: Big barley wine flavor. This was a great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bottle, courtesy fishingnet. Hazy amber copper pour, thin lacing and smallish head. Some caramel and sharp dry grain, some vanilla, and slight heat. Flavor is very smooth, with caramel, cocoa, some vanilla, and slight port-like qualities. Very yummy. Balanced and medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a hazy golden color with clearly visible floaters and a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of caramel, honey, vanilla, boozy, some hints of ripe dark fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of honey, caramel, ripe dark fruit, some floral hops in the background. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty and slightly hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Nose is malt, caramel, sugar, honey, floral hops, booze, and I swear I get some vanilla. Flavor is caramel, honey, malt, floral hops, pine hops, and some nice sweetness. Enjoyable medium to full-bodied beer with lingering sweetness. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Big thanks to fishingnet for hauling this back from the NW. Pours hazy deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is thick slick malts and pine to grassy to citrus hops to go along with a sense of honey. The taste is pure yum with sticky chewy sweet malts, pine hop bitterness, some citrus hops, more sweet malts and a tasty layer of black tea. The hops and malts run together with some tasty harmonious vibrations.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks for this beer and the awesome Ice Harbor mustard. pours golden, white head. Aroma hoppy with notes of malts and cheese like yeast. Taste, hoppy, sugary, some caramel malts and a nice full body mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12-oz at The Stumbling Monk. Thanks, Nugget! Pours a bright murky golden (if that makes any sense) under a thick, creamy, moussy tan head. Enormous brown bread and sweet yeast nose, really tons of cereal sugars knocking around in here. Creamy, thick body. Toffee, butterscotch, and caramel on the mid-palate, with some piney/resiny notes tying off the finish. I would probably go hoppier and set this up to have more tobacco and leather left from the hops when they’re done, ’cause there’s just a zoo of unfermented sugar in here for the yeast to work on. It’s a tidy BW, just so insanely malty, biscuity, and bready.


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