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RATINGS: 998   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
profane (40) - - DEC 17, 2005
Nice sweet smell, maybe caramel. The alcohol is not so "heavy" (in the taste)... very long end, bitter. I donít like so much the foam, disappear too quickly. Is a good beer, too early for me to find other characteristics!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (776) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma: malty, roasted malts, herbal notes, sweet, celler. Appearance: clear deep amber color, nice creamy head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and pine), nice malty backbone, roasted malts, semi-dry and oily, alcohol is well-covered. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Perfect BW, very drinkable, balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1430) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
backlog. bottle. clear copper colour, small film of a head. Aroma is malty, some piney notes. Taste is on the sweeter side, heavy malt. Boozy.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper. Dark fruit, pine resin, bread crust. Huge boozy taste in a bad way. Disgusting aftertaste. Might get better with age but, it's awful now ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (237) - - JUL 5, 2015
Resinous dark fruits in the aroma and taste. Mildly bitter and bready. Caramel and toffee. 2015 vintage. Should probably age this a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3817) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, caramel, some resin, pine and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity, somewhat sweet. Huge body and very well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a deep copper color with a off-white head. Smells sweet, bready and hoppy. Taste is sweet with a sort, bitter finish. A little boozy, but it doesnít hit you in the face every time you drink it. My first barley wine, and I am impressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a brown orange with moderate off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and bready malts, dark fruit, brown sugar and some pine resin. Taste is sweet with the hops coming out in the boozy finish. Body is full with a syrupy mouthfeel and slight carbonation. I was not expecting such a good, well-balanced barleywine for the price. Iíll gladly try this one again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coyforce (676) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
This beerís pour is great. Brown with a thick head. Aroma is amazing bit the flavor is sweet and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (474) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2015
bottle. pretty killer barley wine. definitely a style I enjoy! This one does not disappoint. Not quite on Behemoth level, but very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (191) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at Vine & Barley in Port St. Lucie. Served in a snifter. Deep copper with reddish tones. A bit of a head that vanishes quickly with a bit of lace. Coats the glass a bit. I get a lot of malt with the smell of fruitcake. A bit boozy, but thatís to be expected. Tastes similar to the smell. Some hops at the front, but it isnít as bright as other American barleywines. Very malty with some overripe fruit flavors. Again, a lot like a boozy fruitcake. Thick and syrupy. Medium carbonation that doesnít really make it feel any lighter. Good consistency that allows the flavors to linger. Good flavor, but mostly just sweet and boozy.


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