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RATINGS: 1001   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
American style BW, but a bit less hoppy and maltier than bigfoot. Malty aroma, plums and raisins. Flavor matches, with a balanced bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, smooth finish. Prettttttttttty good.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2840) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Pours cloudy deep red amber with about two fingers of off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light citrus and resin, dates and figs. Taste is rich caramel sweet up front followed by a balanced resin bitter finish. Rich and full body with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (157) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours dark red with a tan head. Aromas of, caramel, bread and nuts. Taste the same with, malt and raisin. Very nice beer. Lots if malty sweetness. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and toffee. Light earthy notes. Tastes are quite rich with caramel deeply roasted malts, rich yeast and fresh hops here and we’ll balanced. Appearance is clear but dark amber body. Medium pearl head retains fairly well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
peponi (820) - 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 (1438) - 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 (1135) - 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 (254) - - 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 (3867) - 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 (60) - 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 doesn’t 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 (1080) - 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. I’ll gladly try this one again.


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