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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6257) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle pours an extremely dark brown, almost black, nice frothy tannish head, superb lacing, with I have no idea cuz its too dark carbonation.   Sweet malty/grainy aroma, slight hops as well.   A very warming malty flavor on first sip.   Sweet, but on the grainy side.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with a slightly sweet/buttery grainy sorta flavor.   Not bad, but nothing I would seek out again.   Thanks goes out to footbalm for the trade!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
This brew pours with a dark amber brown body topped by a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and full of brown sugar with a touch of caramel and a little alcohol. The flavor is slightly sweet and malty with a touch of brown sugar and a nice hoppy bitterness. Full bodied and smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 2, 2004
(12 oz bottle: ScottVacula’s Barleywine Party ’04) Sampled toward the end of the night, so my notes are getting a bit skimpy; Malty, sweet, fairly strong flavor overall, but slightly sour for some interesting balance; The palate is full bodied, sweet and sticky; Malty nose like wort; Light brown color, slightly cloudy; Tan head is bubbly

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle (Thanks to BadgerBen for this contribution to our So.Cal. BarleyWine fest.) Poured dark garnet color with a thin rim of bubbles and some lacing. Aroma of molasses, hops and brown sugar, alcohol, sour apple and spice. Nice sweet, malty rich flavor, spicy with astringent and balancing hops. Smooth, full body, little carbonation. Nice surprise from Minnesota.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2004
12 oz bottle. Very dark -- ruby-walnut...smallish lasting head; clear. Light sweet cherry-caramel alcohol nose. Thick, fruity-sticky mouthfeel, fairly assertive in the hop department throughout, somewhat syrupy; alcohol dominates the finish, rather dry and vodka-like. Not bad, fairly tasty I guess, but quite average for a barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Solid brown color with clinging bubbles and untra thin tan head that looks like any river in Newark, NJ. Wonderful caramel aroma. Taste is a bit sticky sweet, warming alcohol, and bourbon. The website says 100 cases were brewed in late 1999 and bottle aged until release of Nov 2000. I’m glad I poured 1/2 a glass before reading LEAVE SEDIMENT BEHIND. I guess my luck with beer continues! Anyway, although this isn’t the best Barley Wine out there, it’s a good one. Thanks Robertsreality for throwing this Bad Boy in as a bonus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
Dark Brown Coloring. Creamy Head. Malt. Caramel. Wood. Nutty. Not typical of barley wines having sampled a few in succession.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours burgundy with a nice head. Aroma of malt, cabernet, spice, toffee, and malt. Tastes malty, fruity, with nice sweetness. Finishes hoppy, fruity, with more cabernet. Very complex, with well hidden alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Pours a beautiful dark brown/ruby red with a nice creamy head that lasts to the last drop. Aroma has some maltness and caramel. The taste was more caramel, malt, wood, whisky, nuts... beautiful. It was so creamy and nicely thick. I agree with SeamusNeko in that it didn’t really strike me as a barley wine, not really an old ale, but just in between. The alcohol was very well hidden. I shall be enjoying this more often!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Tawny brown color, with reddish tinges, adorned with a large, thick, creamy, beige head. Aroma is a delight, roasty, fruity, sweet and candyish, with a touch of caramel. Bold match of dark fruit and cognac-y alcoholic feel. Dazzling appearance on the palate, hoppy, rich, rugged, with an indefatigable flavor, that slowly quits the palate. Damned tasty. Very nice barleywine, not a mind-blower, but it does the trick well enough.


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