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RATINGS: 949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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The Annual Release of our BarleyWine Style Ale is Dated and Built to Last. Flavors Evolve as Hop Bitterness Yields to Crazy Caramel and Rich Toffee Flavors.


3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (43) - - APR 10, 2015
I can't smell it at all. The taste is great. Love the burnt caramel flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1301) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent amber with a nice layer of beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, and a surprising amount of hops. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (552) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2015
Shared bomber, snifter. Red/orange/amber. Small beige head and fine lacing. Aroma: toffee and dark fruit. Full on the palate from the first sip to aftertaste. Taste: sweet, port/sherry, caramel, and cherry. Greet value!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1017) - Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bomber into tulip glass, clear amber-copper color with minimal light tan head. Aroma notes of citrus/pine hops, strong toffee malt, sugar and dark fruits (raisins, figs). Taste adds grapefruit, pine, caramel, honey, some fruit zest spices and light alcohol. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, creamy, sticky with fruity and boozy sweet finish. Solid hop-forward style American barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2506) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a deep rich copper color with a two finger eggshell foam. Nose is sweet toffee, some citrus, toasted grain. Palate follows with nice creamy mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, graham crackers, punchy citrus hop notes, sappy pine, caramel, toasted barley. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours an effervescent crystal clear dark amber color with a moderate frothy tan head on there. Nose is a little floral and grassy with hints of toffee and caramel to it. Taste is light and slightly sweet up front with a hop bitterness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4431) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle in a wine glass at Split thy Skull. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of toffee and caramel malts, some light notes of ethanol, and light hops. Nice blend with a smoother texture. A solid barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
Amber pour. Aroma of malts, caramel and faint hops. Taste is Candi sugar, caramel, hops, raisins, plums. Malt sweetness hides abv. Tasty and good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (398) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2015
I like this barley wine. Its very good all around. I imagine its probably even better after some age. The hops are still present in the aroma. Taste is rich caramel and some burnt sugar. Finish is rich but not overly sticky sweet--just right.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (275) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Piny / Hoppy aroma with strong caramel / toffee notes. Taste is bitter grapefruit and rich caramel malts. Tasty stuff...but a little too syrupy overall.


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