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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy miketd. Murky reddish brown pour, full of life. Huge nose on caramel, vanilla, oak, sweet plums, dark fruit, some unique spicy grain. Flavor is rich and full of caramel, vanilla, spices. Full of flavor, and very delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Clear brown in color with roasted malt smell. Taste of roasted malt with some hop flavor. Thin body. an O.K beer

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a murky red-brown with plenty of fizzy beige head that laces only a touch. Nose is sweet warming and bready. Taste is very hop forward, earthy, sweet. Very nicely balance no over the top booziness. Very enjoyable brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
closey22 (784) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Thick, rocky, tan head & red/amber hazy; perfect aroma per style, blend of malt, hops, and alcohol; flava is complex blend of acidic sweetness(blackberries) and dry/spicy hoppiness; feels medium bodied but very foamy on the tongue(which I like-some may not) that leaves my tongue tingling; finishes dry & sweet, leaving the tongue wanting more, and more. This is one of the top barleywines Iíve ever tasted. And I havenít rated all of them on this website. Iíve drank a lot more than are recorded here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle from the brewery in Newark, DE. Shared with Paul and Erica in Weehawken for the 4th. Couldnít get a good look at the body but the head is beige/off-white and kind of creamy. Strong hop nose and lots of hops and fruit on the palate. Not as thick-bodied as other barleywines. Not sure Iíd agree with those saying itís more of an IPA, but it does have a stronger hop flavor than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Enjoyed at Iron Hill Maple Shade. Golden red pour with a frothy off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, and malty, with strong pine and notes of bread and yeast from the bottle fermentation. Taste is dark malt, plum, piney hops and bready yeast. Medium body. Nice carbonation. Enjoyed it but itís nothing very special and certainly not worth $20 a bottle at the restaurant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red with a thin soapy head. Aroma bursts with liqueur, piny hops, maraschino cherries, and other soft fruit tones. Flavor is at first a little at odds with itself, a definite bright, foresty pine element kind of clashes with a bit of darker, fruity malt. A bit spicy and exotic. Iím almost approaching this as an Imperial IPA with a high malt presence. Despite its oddity it is a very tasty package, though not nearly as glorious as their other Barleywine. Getting better as it warms...a really nice cherry pit flavor mingles with the pine-forest touches, very cool. Boozy but not hot. Could be more refined but itís a neat beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
The aroma coming off this beer was sweet and malty with some hops in it but not much. Taste is dark fruits, and spicy with a nice alcohol burn in the finish. I liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusta (87) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Very hoppy and malty with a lot of sweet flavors. Nice balance of roasted maltiness and floral hops. Only downfall, in my opnion would be that this was somewhat cloying.


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