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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A very intense strong ale with a malty body and plenty of caramel, dried fruit and roast flavors. This is the ideal beer to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2011. Ruddy brown pour. Nose has a perfect balance - sweet, candy-coated fruit, with some booze and a hint of citrus rind behind. The flavor is boozier and hoppier - a really acerbic note behind subdued caramel, and the whole flavor is just more dilute than I hoped. Great start - but it falls flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8653) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-01. Hazy brown body with modest beige head. 3+ Flavour starts malty with a good dose of bitterness in the finish, touch muddled (or is it just me?), bitterness grows as the glass goes on. 6+ Modest aroma, malty with light hop character. 6+ Average plus palate. Decent, but the overall mix of the flavours doesn’t quite come together for me today. 2008 Vintage on the sign, 2009 in the Festival Guide, On tap at Seattle International Beer Festival

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3079-20100702] Sample. Fruity grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick creamy off-white head. Sweet grainy fruit malt flavour. Medium body. Nice, drinkable.
(Vintage 2008 @ SIB 2010, Seattle, WA)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark orangey brown. Aroma and flavour of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Excellent barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
@Toronado BWfest–on tap-pours a tan ring for a head and brown with orange color. Aroma is sweet dark malt-molasses, dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-molasses, dark fruit, secondary herbal hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
32oz Growler - thanks Alex! Poured a deeper and hazy brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Tastes of caramel, lighter nuttiness, dark fruits, and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Hazy red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts, citrus fruits, floral hops, grass, and oxidation. Taste of caramel malts, light roast, dried fruits, tobacco, citrus fruits, vanilla, and some alcohol as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours from a mini-growler a ruby deep red with a smaller off white head. Aroma of ripe dark fruits, mollasses, prunes and tobacco. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, tobacco and light oak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is dark malty and light caramelish. Bitter and overripe malt fruity flavoured. Bitter and dry into the finish. Dry caramelish and bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
on tap at uber tavern at nye celebration. pruney spices aroma with lots of malty sugar in the flavor


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