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RATINGS: 565   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, Brewerís Gold
Finishing Hops: Columbus, Brewerís Gold, Perle


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
í07 bottled. Thick, well-balanced, sweet & syrupy barley wine. Hey it may lack complexity but unlike many b.w.ís its very good fresh & right off the shelf. Nice alcohol finish, oh & btw the í07 is 10.8% abv, very nice!!!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Had on tap at Monkey Paw in San Diego. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma is sweet malt. Caramel also. Sweet and really malty. Toffee. Alcohol is present. Finishes clean. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1339) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours the thinnest head on a dark brown body. The aroma is grain, both dry and wet, honey and slight barnyard. Nice. The taste is malty but not too sweet. A mild lemon and grapefruit bitterness in the middle. Finishes with a sticky sweet note and a little alcohol heat. The texture is thicker and sticky. Itís got a nice alcohol heat but the rest of the flavor is muddled.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 11, 2014
Quite nice and aromatic. Spiced and thick in shape. A hint of bread and malty sweetness in it all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (412) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours opaque brown with a frail head that arises only after a vigorous pour; rum fruitcake on the nose; sweet viscous palate and oily bitter finish. Good barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
a few years ago i had my friends do a blind tasting of a year old, and a new release old stock. they all picked the year old. that yearís john barleycorn, fresh, was mature like the year old old stock, but my friends, once they knew what it was, wou;dnít give it the nod. old stock has gotten even better, with JB (maybe) at best standing pat, but i still think itís good, and itís nice to not have to drop $6-10 on a single 22 oz bottle."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
small beige head dark brown pour mild carbonation aromas caramel toffee citrus pine syrup apricot flavours alcohol brandy like apricot citrus grapefruit medium bitter toffee grain smoothness resin packs a punch in taste the finish best tastes malt alcohol bitter hop crispness wonderful stuff

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (587) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Sweet caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and toffee. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin light brown head and good lacing. Sugary sweet barley with notes of caramel to start. Very rich, thick mouthfeel. Very smooth finish with notes of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Rich, flavorful barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - 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.

4.5
   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

3.7
   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.


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