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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
jan 2011, enjoyed jan 2014 Pours hazy mahogany, tan finger white head Smell creamy caramel fig coco raisin Taste maple syrup, coco, fig, red fruit, caramel, pasty aftertaste Thinner than I would have hoped Solid

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
12oz bottle. Slightly cloudy amber with big head. Really smooth with big kick of grapefruit hops and sweet malt. Fantastic balance and the hops just pop out. Not overly bitter. Love it. Light for 9.3%.

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.

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 (donít know which ones but itís really disgusting). Sour (Iím 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 theyíve created a new style of Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, split with mcberko. Pours an orange / red with fine white lacing. Aroma of candied sugar, red fruits, syrup, caramel, molasses, honey, and some marzipan. Flavour of marzipan, booze, caramel, candied sugar, dark fruits, molasses, some roasted coffee and lightly burnt wood. Light carbonation, lightly bitter, sweet, but not cloying. Flavour is not as well rounded as hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle brewed on 3/15/2012, 10.1% ABV. Pours a light brownish amber color with sudsy beige foam. Mostly caramelized sugars, dark fruits and malt in the aroma with a bit of honey in the background. The taste starts with caramel, raisin and toasted malt flavors that lead to notes of orange citrus, resiny hops and vanilla. Mild creaminess in the body along with low carbonation and a dry, malty finish. Straightforward American style Barley Wine with pretty good balance overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Pours dark reddish copper color with a nice off-white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, caramel, and burnt sugar come to the nose. Taste: Sweet sugary plum comes through. A little more on the sweet side with not much hop bitterness coming in on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
improvjock (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle. Well over a year old (sticker says it was brewed 03/12/12). Pours a dark cloudy brown with minimal tan head. Low carbonation. Very complex aroma with brandy, figs, licorice, and brown sugar. You can really taste the alcohol, this is a strong one. Flavor is pretty malty, with dark fruits and a bit of sourness. Very heavy. This is not my normal style, but itís good stuff.

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


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