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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly tan head ... chewy malty soft fruit nose ... sweet toffee fruits ... little ovaltine ... soft malts ... juicy and mellow

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at NW. Poured a deep amber color with a thin sized off white head. dark fruits, caramel, with some lighter fruitiness and toffee. Overall alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2008
Tap at Wilmington location, called Old Tom. Cloudy orange color. Aroma was very slanted towards fruit (dates, candied apricots, pears),. Was sweet with some toffee and brown sugar. A little bit of tang in the texture. Not a lot of hop character,. Really liked the taste..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, grapes, sugar, floral hops, citrus hops, apricot, toffee, and some bitterness. Flavor is much the same- malt, citrus, apricot, and sweetness. Medium mouthfeel to this hoppy and likeable BW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
In bottle at Craig’s. A red-orange colour with a lacy beige head. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, caramel and candy sugar. Tastes fruity with a grainy barley character. Flavours of orange peel and chewy caramel. Foamy mouthfeel with some CO2 prickle. A great barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4755) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a hazy brown with some creamy off white head. Nose is oranges, caramel, minty, a little grassy, brown sugar, some cookies. Flavor is sweet, oranges, mint, earthy, sweet carrots, squash. Smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottled. Comes as "Old Tom". Dark amber coloured. Unclear. dense beige head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sweetness, caramel and spice. Flavour overripe fruits, caramel, spice, vague liqoiurice and some alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a caramelly fruiytness with some alc. warmth. Quite nice and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted caramelish. Sweet, toasted caramelish and smooth malty. Toasted and caramelish. Sweet and light phenolic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
14th November 2009
Cloudy chocolate brown beer. Light frothy and soft palate. Rich chocolatey malt, soft and frothy. A little repressed hop coming through at the end with some minerals. Super soft well brewed barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2009 (backlog). Amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, brown sugar and malt. Taste is of malt, booze and brown sugar.


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