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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A rare blend of rye malts gives a spicy complexity to a brew with the unforgettable depth of an American barleywine ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet and small alcohol finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer for style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8913) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors, some well integrated boozy notes, raisins, dates. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7097) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, ruddy brown with a dense, creamy toasted marshmallow head. The aroma was on the malty side with reddish fruits and biscuity malts paired with spicy rye, another layer of rich dark fruit meat, and light herbal hoppage.. alcohol was very well hidden.. very nice. The flavor found dark fruit, molasses, and biscuity malts at the core, with slightly tacky dark fruit skins, light peppery alcohol, and rye around.. a bit muddled on the finish, and the rye addition didnít necessarily help or hurt it there. Medium-plus bodied with rolling carbonation through the middle of the palate.. got caught up in a few places, so the flow wasnít great.. overall a tasty brew.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
This was a flat, not very flavorful rye wine. It has that oatmeally rye flavor but it isnt complex in the least. Very mild on the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6494) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark mahogany pour with a coppery luster. Aroma is sweet and malty, with vinous traits. Very sweet, sticky palate, lots of caramel and dark fruits, spicy and vinous nuances, but really just very sweet. Glad I had Parksy and Grippits for this one, as thereís no way I could finish this bottle by myself.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft sample at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a mostly clear reddish brown amber with a small off white head. Notes of toasted, caramel, and surprisingly big rye malts (late, especially), dark fruits (dates, figs, raisins), brown sugar, cookie, and a little chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a dry, toasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I should clarify that the amount of rye was only surprising not because Iím an idiot and couldnít read the name, but because they didnít hold it back at all; itís very pronounced in the finish and gives it a dry, moderately spicy aftertaste. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle: † Bit of a slightly rough and thin Barley Wine. † Not rich or overly malty, nor overly hoppy. † Has a bready aspect, rye, some pithy bitterness. † Does hide the 10% ABV well. † A little rough, witih a very faint cough syrup like sweetness. † Could be a little smoother, but its not green or young. † Moderate example that could use a little work. † Thanks Bob!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6067) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of big red fruits, dark fruits, hints of oak, rye, slight dark caramel and toffee notes, slight grass, spice. Taste is a mix of sweet red and dark fruits, hints of oak, slight rye, spice notes into some caramel, slight molasses and hints of booze. Pretty tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Mostly clear dark red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Dark fruity malts in the nose. Some spicy rye grains. Moderate sweet taste. Light bit of sweet warmth. Big body, slick finish. Lighter carbonation. OK, but it doesnít do much for me. Just kind of sweet, very slick. Hides the alcohol well-enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5966) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a foamy head. Dark fruit and bread. Raisin. Lightly sweet. Medium carbonation. Very good.


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