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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Distinct sweet and complex flavor, this beer has been reserved and set aside for special occasions.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2389) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Not entirely sure of the vintage. Purchased in 2009 and it was already on age then. Either a 2009 or 2008. Good sized head for a barleywine. Thin and consists of small and very dense bubbles. Fantastic carbonation keeps a thin sheen of foam on the surface. They got the carbonation level perfect with this one. Looks like liquid caramel in the glass. Sweet and malty aroma with caramel, toffee, brown sugar and some vanilla and dough. Powerful flavor with lots more caramel and sweet malts. Big, thick and chewey palate with a bit of raisin flavor late swallow. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Goes down super smooth but with a bit of fizz in the mouth. Finishes sweet and warm. This is a fantastic barleywine. A little lax onthe hops and bitterness but I am sure that it was planned that way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky orange brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar and toffee. Taste of lightly sweetened caramel, candied sugar and citrus hops. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is apple, apricot, and some roasted malts. Flavor is malty, apple, apricot and a roasted malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Growler from egajdzis, Thanks Eric. Dark amber color. Good carbonation. Growler filled to the brim. Mild aroma with malt. Heavy body. Sweet. Tastes good, but young. Needs some age. I bet the barrel aged version of this is awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a clear amber color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, floral hops, butterscotch, dark ripe fruit. Flavor is also malty and sweet with ripe fruit notes, some hints of coffee and wood, caramel and honey notes as well. Generally medium body with a slightly boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
"Old Tom Barleywine" - Had a 4 oz sample from their sampler (so not the best foundation for a review)...but I thought this was very good. Strong alcohol aroma but the taste was surprisingly smooth...especially compared to the other barleywines I’ve had. They do it right at Iron Hill. Very good...I’d have this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2008
"Old Tom" On tap at the Wilimington Brewery: Amber in color. Good lacing, and an ok head. Aroma was weak smell of dried fruit. Flavor was smooth! Sweet dried fruits. Texture was medium light, no carbonation. Over all pretty enjoyable but not as good as their sasquatch!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, bourbon, coffee. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, malty, coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Very cloudy copper/amber colour with a small head. Raisins, plum, booze on the nose. Thick, sweet palate with a long, sweet, warm finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Had this recently thanks to, "hannont". Colour... cloudy-orange with no head. Nose... sweet, dark dried fruits. Palate... sweet, cloying, thick, coating, loads of medjool date flavour, toffee, English walnuts, dried ’cots and Turkish delight.


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