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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 winterís night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Hard Live 08. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nice looking brew. The aroma has some light roast and dark malt sweetness accompanied by earthy and piney hops. Earthy hop flavors, roasted malt, chocolate, moderate sweetness and a great medium hoppy finish in the form of earth and pine. Alcohol is not overpowering but a pleasant accompaniment. Balanced and drinkable. One of my faves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2008
PIB, tap... Poured dark, reddish/brown with a beige head. Aroma is very unique, like bitter, tart cheese and cocoa. Palate is intense and assaults the mouth (one that clears the nasal passage way). Flavors of warming, smooth alcohol while buttery toffee-malt that comes to play, and some bittering hops. Nice to take slow and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
Hard Liver í08
Chestnut brown, opaque. Milk chocolate nose with light alcohol and toasty hops. Rather bitter, with some toasty, chocolate malts. Fun stuff. A bit boozy...but a tasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
t4h2c0 (95)
- seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Pours very dark for a barleywine, redish brown. Nice and malty with a well balanced flavor. Taste like candy and goes down easy. When it comes to barleywine the darker the better in my opinion and this one is very dark. Very strong beer that gives you a good kick in the mouth up front and in the aftertaste. Great beer!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ndubs360 (114)
- portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Sampled at the 2008 barleywine festival in portland... pours a dark brown with a red hue, no head whatsoever, i think because it was brewed in 1998, it lost most of its carbonation. Strong taste of cedar, burbon, and hops. Smooth as silk and no taste of alcohol whatsoever. awesome barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1062) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2008
draft at the Bottom. aroma of plums, brown sugar, oak. Light tan head on a dark brown, barely translucent body. thick in the mouth a little under carbonated. a desert beer--dark cherry, dark milk chocolate & caramel. could use just a bit of hop edge & a shade more malt complexity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Rich dark fruit aroma. Near opaque brown color with a lightly lacing tan head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Very sweet dark fruit flavor (pruney) with roasted malt and arguably some floral hop. It is, perhaps, a near equivalent of Old Peculier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at the Hedge House in Portland, Oregon--Ultra dark brown viscus body with a thin tan-gray gripping head. Potent hops and rich caramel malt nose. Big lacing in glass. Like a grapefruit soaked in chocolate and caramel. Warm, boozy, spicy hop finish. Yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
On draft; I asked the servers what they had that was at least as big and bold as the Double Bastard they had, and this fit the bill. Huge flavors, rich mouthfeel, actually sweet for a BW, almost like a peaty smoked Porter. For a BW, it presented very dark, more like a Porter in appearance. Most delicious, though really more of a sipping beer to slowly savor. This is about as big-flavored and hard-hitting a beer as Iíve had. Reportedly made for the Horse Brassís Don Younger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
This was quite yummy. Lots of dark fruits, raisins, prunes and plums, with just the slightest bit of an almost kenya aa wineyness in the finish. Lots of nice brown sugar and candi notes are present throughout, with some molasses smoothed over fresh bread. Nice spicy hop bit when it is all said and done and I really enjoyed drinking this out of everyting else I tried.

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