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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
This American barleywine has a dominant malty sweetness that is balanced by a huge presence of American hops. The hops give this beer a citrus-like hop flavor. Further dry-hopped for added hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours turbid coppery with oirange edges and 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, hopcitrus, berries, cognac, port wine. Tastes rich, hoppy, earthy and malty up front, with notes of spice, nutmeg, berries, port, congac, and I even noted a hint of pumpkin in this one. Very complex, with a rich, well balanced mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, malts, and light pine. I think my nose is not working properly. Poured orange/deep amber in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Very hazy. Sparkling. Lightly sweet, and light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops, slight brown sugar, light caramel, slight chocolate, malts, slight dark ripe fruit, light pine, light wood, and a hint of earthiness. Slightly viscous texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, light medium bitter, light caramel, hops, and light wood finish has a hint of stickiness. 9.6%ABV is undetectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering courtesy of egajdzis–750ml bottle–pours a thin tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, hops bite. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, pine hops bite. Medium body. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle shared at the UFC 100 gathering, sorry forgot who broght this one my bad. Poured a murky brwon with a small whiteish head but hey it’s a BW so what more do you really expect? Aroma was on the bland side with some notes of chocolate, orange citrusy hops and rye bread. Flavor was a bit stronger on the chocolate malts complimented nicely by the orange citrusy hops. Body was nicely done with a medium mouthfeel some soft to average carbonation and a creamy finish. Very drinkable but the aroma was sort of a let down, perhaps to cold and needed to warm up or perhaps to late at night and I needed to sober up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Big thanks to GMCC2181 for hooking me up with this 2004 vintage that pours hazy copper with thin tan head. The aroma is thick and yum with dark fruity richness of aged and blended dates, raisins, figs and prunes all rolling into molasses and smooth rich sweet malts. A big draw brings up some mild booze. The taste is smooth blended rich flavored yum. I get sweet malts, sugar stewed cherries and raisins, dates and plums to start. It then moves into notes of molasses mixing with a mild tingle of carbonation enhanced booze that thins things out a bit into the finish. It also becomes a touch dryer too as a note of mild roastiness comes to the surface.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a ruby red. Nose is Dark fruit, flowers, booze, grapefruit. Flavor is boozey fruits, raisins, slight sherry and cherries. Finishes a lingering sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2009
750ml via trade i think gmc sent this, thanks to whomever. Pours rich copper with a 2 finger copper head. Nose is quite sweet and hoppy and interesting. Taste is sweet, some what hoppy and all in all a pretty tasty barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3594) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2009
750mL shared by theisti. Pour is dark, hazy, reddish copper, cannot see through it. It has a small bit strong head, lightly sticky. Aroma is super strong, syrupy, alcoholic malts with a bit of an stringent hoppiness. Taste follows suit with a bit less of the astringency. There is the alcohol but it evaporates without leaving an alcoholic aftertaste. Its a strong barleywine like the other many strong barleywine, I don;t know what better way to describe it, this style of BW was once super cool and interesting but has become boring (I can get many similar for a much better price). Has a very thick and syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
750 ml bottle shared by Miketd at CPLYFO 09. Pours a hazy amber with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is spicy and citrusy hops with a nice fruity ester hint- oak is moderate- some vanilla and sweet malts. Big fruity esters and sweetness in the flavor almost cover up the oak and vanilla- tons of citrus and orange- zesty hops, some pine and grass. Earthy leathery and oaky dry finish with a slight lingering brown sugar and toffee note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle… C&P’sLYFO Throwdown… Cloudy brown ale with a small, fizzy, khaki head. The aroma is a rich, decadent swirl of buttery caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The flavor is all about caramel as well - sweet, but not cloyingly so - rich and robust, but not overbearing. Caramely, bittersweet finish. Bottle provided by miketd! * * Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe

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