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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
750ml Bottle: Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, dark ripe fruit, honey, toffee, slight orange, slight fruit, figs, plums, slight yeast, and maple syrup. Poured brown with a bit of amber in color and medium-sized, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malts, caramel, honey, toffee, slight chocolate, light wood, oak, light vanilla, and figs. Full body. Thick, tingly, syrupy, coating texture. Average to lively carbonation. Sweet, malty, caramel, wood, and vanilla finish is sticky and dry. 10%ABV is totally hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. The look is amber to red in color with an off white head. The smell is toasted marshmellow, roasty, malts, fruits, alcohol, caramel, and good. The taste is malts, fruits, caramel, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy bruin body with a huge off white head, 4 fingers plus. Malty with lots of caramel and toffee notes, a bit chewy. Fruity tone, caramelized apples, and a fruit latent warming. A mild woody tannic tone, apricots and oak. Soft fruit tones and a mild warming. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Aroma is caramel toffee with slight fruitiness. Taste is fairly sweet with slight leather. Fairly high carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, fruits, some hops and notes of citrus. Sweet, fruity, a nice balance, some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oaka nd vanilla. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
GABF 2004 bottled sample for judging: Clean and clear light copper with a lacey white head. Fresh English hoppy aroma and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Body is pretty thin for a barleywine with only mild sweetness and not too much hop balance. Finish is also thin. (7, 4, 7, 3, 14)... GABF 2004 Bourbon Barrel Aged: Cloudy dark copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is a subtle mix of vanilla and caramel malt, but is not very pronounced. Starts rich and caramely sweet with lots of oaky vanilla flavor and a dry vanilla bean finish with some warming alcohol. A nice, complex barrel-aged brew. (7, 4, 8, 4, 15)

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