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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from RussianDragon. Thanks Dave! 2012 Vintage The beer is slightly murky with a chestnut brown body and a half inch of tan head. Aromas include toffee, dates, booze, malt, perhaps prunes or raisins. Thick body with a mild but present sweetness. Big flavor with malt complexity, a touch of brown sugar. A nice beer to sip and savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beer_30 (2) - - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
Very smooth tasting barelywine ale with a caramelized after taste. One of my favorites

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Thick, sugary, woodsy, and a nice bit of alcohol. This beer stands up as a typical yet somewhat young English barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16482) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at home, from an IP trade with jtclockwork, cheers James 11/05/14. Clear dark amber with a moderate light beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is treacle toffee, brown sugars, candied fruit peel, light spice, fruit cake, brown sugars. Taste comprises toffee fudge, fruit cake, dates, figs, tobacco, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey tones in a drying close. Solid enough barley wine, this one improved as it warmed a little bringing the flavours out a little more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (269) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2012 bottle. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, some alcohol and cola. Taste is young and lively, but some concentrated raisins and deep fruity malt come shining through. Some alcohol on the back end. Finish is a little lacking but this is still pretty good. Would like to see how it ages.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattkorsgaard (33) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2008 bottle poured 2014. Very smooth and great aroma. Dark burgundy appearance. Silky smooth and sweet sticky. Just what an aged barleywine should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (435) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium reddish brown, with a small khaki head which rapidly dissipates. fair lacing. Nose is sweet malt and caramel. Taste is caramel and malt up front, with a slight bitter hop finish. Alcohol is readily apparent. Not bad, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with bare offwhite film. A: deep caramel malt, cardboard, bread, grains. T: caramel malt, booze, nuts, grains. Ok, but lacking depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft - Brown sugar, raisin and oaky notes. Cloudy maroon with a thin head. Oaky, brown sugar, raisin and some light bitter boozy sweetness. An absurdly cheap and good Barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle received from Tmoney99 (thanks, Tom!) at ’Natifest ’08, tasted on February 9, 2013--yes, it’s been sitting in the back of my fridge all this time. Medium amber hue, strong sweet aroma with fruit and licorice notes, small tan head, smooth but assertive complex bittersweet flavor with fruity elements, somewhat bitter finish--the ABV certainly makes its presence known. This beer certainly held up well.

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