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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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This beer is brewed in late Spring and aged in our refrigerator till mid Fall. This beer is typically released in early November. This beer is a whooping! 10.3% ABV. O.G. 1.101.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle shared by nolankowal: Deep red in color with a white head. Aroma, caramel and brown sugar, some pine, and earthy notes, vanilla as well. Flavor, some chocolate, earthy hops, molasses, caramel. A nice warming, and a decent bitterness to it. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
12 oz bottle from Footbalm. Holy bejesus, what a great beer. Pour is a super dark amber, almost brown color. nice fluffy white head. Tons of lacing on my glass. The aroma is malt, but unlike others I detect a lot of piney hops. Subdued for sure, but they are there. This is one full bodied beer. It will certainly benefit from some aging as there is a lot of alcohol burn. But, still a very very good barley wine. This is a good warm up for the Toronado Barley Wine Festival this weekend. Perfect ale for a rainy 65 degree San Diego Night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2007
12oz bottle from footbalm! - Thanks Eric! - Pours dark mahogony with a short offwhite head. Aromas of port, vinous characteristics, and some caramel behind it all. Flavors of caramel, toffee, lots of vinous flavor as well and some brief hops on the finish. Palate is smooth, full bodied and lightly carbonated. Alcohol is very well covered. Pretty well balanced and easy drinking..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle... Dark, clear mahogany ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fruity, vinous nose with lots of dates and port. Dark fruit flavor with adequate bitterness. A touch boozy. Full-bodied and oily with soft carbonation. Pleasantly bitter, grassy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a deep brown with decent head and scant lacing. Sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Very sweet beer with a nice combination of flavors - caramel, strong organic vanilla, raisin, and a mild spicy hop bitterness. A smooth, thick alcohol presence in the finish dominates the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1664) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2007
This milk chocolate colored brew gives off a candyish aroma like gumdrops with some caramel, toffee. Tastes like a turtle candy from a bottle. Nary a drop of bitterness. Subtle, not overly dense, which I like in a barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
This beer pours a dark cola like color, with a minimal tannish white head. Light banana notes along with a nutty almost tofee like smell. The alcohol is very subtle and continues on that way in the flavor. Great malty backbone with very little hops to speak of. The nice nuttiness appears with a little alcohol burn towards the end. Hands down the best Lake Superior beer I have had, and a nice change of pace from most hop-bomb barleywines.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Dark reddish brown color with a creamy head that quickly dissapates. Much fruit is present in the initial noise and lingers on the pallate with a clean finish. Very light on hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Murky brown river water looking brew. If you held a Trappist up next to this in a blind test it would be very hard to tell them apart. This is far away from most BW’s as this is loaded with Massive dark fruitiness and some spice.ZERO hops which isn’t what you might think you should detect in a BW.Some toffee.Flavor is a little raw and these need some cellaring.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2005
12 oz. bottle Thanks to My Santa. Dark in color with not a huge head. Aromas were wonderful toffee and molassas. Flavors of roastiness and more molassas. Chocolate notes too. not a lot of hop on the finish. Very tasty stuff.


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