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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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.

profane's rating

   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 don’t like so much the foam, disappear too quickly. Is a good beer, too early for me to find other characteristics!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3355) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2015
22 oz 2015 bottle. Clear dark copper colored body with a modest size head that has great retention. Fine lacing. Sweet, slightly boozy aroma. Well-balanced flavor with good complexity for style. Excellent, smooth mouthfeel for over 10% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottled 2015 vintage. Pours beautiful red, copper, white head. Gorgeous looking beer. Aroma is delicious fig, dark fruit, raisin, cherry, orange, definite citrus notes. Flavor is fig, cherry, dark fruits, raisin, malt, big citrus hops, caramel, maybe a spot of toffee, definite pine and hops that come through, then subside, then come back with a mild lingering bitterness. Like a toned down BigFoot - hopwise. 100% my kind of barleywine. Absolutely phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mad_Ferret (837) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Bomber from SB. Clear amber with a very appealing thick, creamy and bubbly off white head that clings to the glass leaving a spotted lace. Candi sugar, toffee, pine, lychee and grapefruit aroma. Typical candy like caramel & hop aroma so often found in Lagunitas beers and US barley wines. Taste is same classic sweet candi caramel and hop juice mix with fudge, grapefruit, lychee and some leather. Big sweetness, big bitterness. Big body, soft carbonation, soft sticky texture. Very nice barley wine. Kind of standard, but very good in that sense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (869) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma is caramelly sweet with brown sugar and plums. A sting from lemon zest and sweet orange. Taste is sweet toffee and quite malty but with a honey touch. Overripe apricots and citrus oils with a touch of peach brandy. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (980) - örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Klar, röd bärnstens färgad, orange skum. Doft: Torkad frukt, mörk fruktkaka, lagrad ost med marmelad, mema. Smak: Som doft + humle, frukt dexstrosol, romrussin glas, malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (225) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
650 ml bottle from Burlington VT.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown redish colour with just over a finger of tan head. Short retention and considerable lacing.

Aroma: Malted milk.

Flavours: Malted milk, sweet bready malts, cereal, toffee, hazel nuts, some dark fruit like dates and figs, hint of orange marmalade on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thicker and smooth but with a bit of a bitter sharp finish.

Overall: The malted milk flavour really comes out strong. Nice secondary flavours of dark fruit and orange marmalade added a nice touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget, sweden. Short white head. Red-amber color. Big hoppy piny aroma. Big and intense hop taste. Big bitterness and sweet finnish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a deep copper to almost light brown with an off white head. Nice tart aroma of fruits and spices. Nice body that drinks very smooth. Taste is semi-sweet, somewhat tart fruit. High alcohol content is masked very well by the fruit flavors. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (509) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Tasted at Kansas City Beerfest at Union Station October, 2015. I had so many that this rating might be a bit off. ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petkus331 (378) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Aroma of roast malt and rootbeer, lemon, smells like crushed sasparilla leaves. White head and thick lace curtains, clear copper with plenty of carbonation. Taste is like red roast malt, rootbeer, lemon zest. Palate is nearly perfect, just a bit oily - thick, bubbly. Overall, very very good, no, great barleywine.

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