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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2008
12 oz. bottle - picked up at the stumbling monk; copper with slight haze and lots of carbonation; white head fades but leaves some lacing; aromas of hops, sugar and alcohol; drinks crisp to a dry finish; malty backbone and not as much hops flavor given the aromas

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle at Stumbling Monk: Amberish in color, slightly fiery, visible sediment floats about, large foamy off-white head, good retention, decent lacing.   Looks great!   Resiny nose, pine, hops, some powdery sugar like notes.   This could be a Double IPA.   After one taste I would think this is a Double IPA.   Not enough malts for a Barley Wine.   Still fairly tasty though.   Finishes fairly clean, lingering powdery sugar like flavors.   Pine and hops throughout.   Better than I expected, if a little more of a IIPA.   Surprised to find this in Seattle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2007
Sampled at The Stumbling Monk in Seattle on October 18, 2007. Pours a thin, dissipated white head with a red body. Fruity peaches, soap, lemonade and cherries in the aroma. Flavour is good with a strong malt base and passion fruit finish. Very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, a citrus hops. Flavor had big alcohol taste mixed a nice hop action and lots of fruit and malt flavors.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
I have now had to bottles of this and they both failed tremendously. First bottle was flat. Second bottle, had lots of life as it poured but turned out to be sour as hell and terribly disappointing. What a shame.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Deep brown color, medium head. Malty with a strong hop finish. Rich and complex flavor, nutty and chocolaty, yet with a distinct hop spiciness. Full bodied. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is dry and hoppy. Not a lot of alcohol bite, despite an 8.5 % alcohol content.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Vibrant, hazy amber. Smells typical BW. Crystal malt and grapefruit with an undertone of fruity yeast. Loads of citrus. Light earth and chocolate.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Hazy dark copper with a thin, sticky light tan head. Light carbonation. Funky aroma. Sour, yet malty and loaded with cooked veggies (don’t know which ones but it’s really disgusting). Sour (I’m talking beyond Lambic sour) and sticky with underlying hops and maybe some maltiness. Just too sour and the aroma and now some veggie flavor has leaked in. This is going in the drain. This has got to be a bad sample or they’ve created a new style of Barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeKreeft2799 (18) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2002
great great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2002
Pours a deep brown color, with a moderate beige head and fair lace. Nose is malt with slight hints of caramel, the middle is medium, the finish some what semi-sweet, dry, and a nice hop presence. Average as BW’s go, not great, but drinkable.


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