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RATINGS: 948   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
This a nice barley wine. The nose on this one is very complexed as it warms. Reminds be a little of the Leeís Harvest ales from England. Not to hoppy. A classic barley wine should not be overhopped. Leave that to the IPAís. This should age well. I haveínt put a review in for a while, yet this one spurred my thoughts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
Aromas of freshly baked lemon poppy seed muffins, strawberry jam, caramel. Clear ruby with a mostly lasting white head. Sweet, fruity, great balance, strong but not boozy, great bitterness. Full bodied, finishes pretty clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (124) - - APR 19, 2015
Wonderful hop nose, some molasses and caramel. Beautiful tan fluffy head which sticks around for awhile. Really nice red tan color. Extremity flavorful with a lot of honey. Almost sweet, but wonderful balance on the whole. The abv is well hidden. This is dangerous!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (73) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma: caramel, herbs, Appearance: dark amber, clear, small tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ed. Pretty fresh. Very hopped up barleywine. Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Aromas of caddied orange and piney hops. Taste is sweet at first but finishes bitter. Notes of caramel. Interested to try after all the hops are gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a two finger off-white head that left some good lacing around the glass and had great retention. The aroma pine, brown sugar, caramel, candy sugar, earthy hops. The taste is piney hops up front and finishes with brown sugar and caramel. The mouthfeel is full-bodied. There is quite a bit of hop bitterness with this beer and I canít say anything bad about it but I just wasnít a huge fan of it. Still worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1192) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2015
Wow color is gorgous.Dark copper clear. Heady lacey. Sexy. Uh yeah, you cant deny that, because you pour it and you already have a bonner? Then starts the foreplay with sweet candy and light hoppy dank pussy licking notes. Toffee marshmello, everything you want a pusssy to taste like when licking it. Then you taste it and its as good as it smells, lustfull rich sweet candy pussy, goin in on it hard like you know your going to fuck this beer hard! Ha ha. This is like a good double ipa but in a different way its a hot whore of a beer you want to fuck the shit out of hard! Yeah thatís right you do, and donít say you donít you fuck! It looks smells and tastes sexy,if you donít agree you ARE GAY! YOU TOTALLY ARE! aND YOUR MISSING OUT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bomber poured into a tulip glass..amber/ruby color with a thin white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,brown sugar,hops..hop forward with lingering notes of caramel,dark fruits...good,but thought itíd be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and herbal alcohol aroma. Dark amber with small head. Sweet orange-lemon-raisin toffee and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tribblemaker (5) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015 does not count
Tried both the 2011 and 2015 on draft. 2011 maltier and richer, 2015 very hop-forward, almost like a barleywine IPA. Both delicious, though 2011 was more like a traditional barleywine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (286) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, piney, nutty, and boozy, with hints of biscuit, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and thick; finishes bitter and slightly astringent and tart.

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