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RATINGS: 43   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
Over a year old, this batch had some time to age. Appearance is orange-amber with a creamy beige cover. Rich fruity aroma that splinters into apricot, tangerine, dark candied fruits, and zesty fruit punch. The body is of juicy fruitiness and chocolate. Apricot, tangerine, and fruity punchy notes all emerge. Medium-bodied, even a bit thin over the palate. No off-flavors and quite quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevoís. Clear light coppery amber body. Earthy musty aroma with some caramel. Sour. Bad.

   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
decaturstevoís 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2694) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Aged 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery (thus, assuming appropriate storage). Bottled 3-2012. As soon as the cap hisses I can smell the toffee rich alcoholic strong beer. Aroma is just slightly astringent. A hint of cherry astringency. A soft cardboard. Flavor is similar but has a long dry bitter astringent finish. Pretty decent barley wine for a big (an not much else) brew.

   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 BWís go, not great, but drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2010
This sucks dawg................A murky orange color with a white head. All is well looking at it, its when you smell and taste it that the problems arise. The aroma is musty like an old stanky blanket found in an attic that the dog used to sleep on. Also some oranges and sweet potatoes. The flavor is very sour with tons of synthetic lemon juice. It didnít seem old to me, just poorly crafted. Quite possibly the worst barley wine Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevoís. Pours orange with white head. The aroma is angel food cake, lumber, and alcohol. The flavor is rubbing alcohol, lemon, melon, cand campstove fuel. Ouch.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
legion242 (2307) - 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.

   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 wonít age as long with a screwcap but Iíd like 5 to hold on to. Finishes grassy and fairly light. Love to drink this at the peak.

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