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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Brewed in small 10-barrel batches with Certified Organic barley malt, this crimson hued ale has a sweet caramel nose with a zesty spicy, citrus taste. It has a slight hop finish and leaves a warm, tingling sensation on the tongue.A great winter warmer!

Malts Used: Organic Barley
Boiling Hops: Columbus, Brewer’s Gold
Finishing Hops: Columbus, Brewer’s Gold, Perle


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2160) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. 2004 vintage. Notes from tasting session. Light brown. Very malty and sweet.This might be better in about two year.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2013
Head: off white, creamy, medium size
Colour: very dark redish brown, a bit like a rodenbach but darker
Smell: boozey, caramel, candy sirup, a slight touch of banana, quite herbal and a touch of anise
Taste: start is quite bitter and herbal, a little touch of chemical alcohol, not that much sweetness to be honest ( what i do expect in a barley wine ), not too much else going around, not bad but certainly not exciting in my eyes, but well , i tried ! and that’s the only way to know if you like a beer or not :-)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Celebrating the harvest of 2007. Pours incredibly cloudy. Little to no head like would be expected from a 5 year old beer. Very malty, rich, almost creamy. A bit of citrus on the back end. Very enjoyable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1301) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours dark murky copper red with a small off-white head that quickly goes to a thin collar

. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol.

The flavor is sweet sugary caramel malts with dark fruit and a medium bitter finish with a big harsh alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low but spritzy carbonation.

Overall, it’s an ok barley wine but not well balanced - too sweet with lots of harsh bitter alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and tap room Sacramento. Color was an amber with a white head. Taste was Carmel and malty with a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (610) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, sweet aroma and caramel taste. Malty; thick head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1899) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
Deep reddish in color... Aroma of caramel and brown sugar... Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, strongly bitter palate, more so than your typical barleywine... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft. Deep muddy brown. Smells sweet. Taste is tart with more booze as it warms up. Ok. Not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, 2011 bottle, listed at 11.1%. Clear orange, dark ruby almost brown pour with thin but lasting white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of red fruit, dark fruits, touch of spice, hints of slight orange in there as well. Taste is fairly decent, no sign of alcohol, with a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of caramelized fruits, hints of red berry, orange, slight spice notes, finishing fairly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (980) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2007, on draft. Cloudy amber with 1 finger white head, good retention. Oak, caramel, some citrus, honey. Subdued hop bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. I’ve never had this beer before, but this was really quite a treat. If the age really was 2007, it aged very well.


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