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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A strong ale which has a deep amber color. The bouquet and aroma is full and fruity, with a smooth, round and vinous taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2004
This beer was had on tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival 2004, although the listing shows that their batch was a 10.2% alcohol by volume offering. This beer poured a reddish mahogany color with a thin creamy white head with minimal lacing and a decent amount of visible carbonation. The aroma was very astringently fruity! Oranges and nectar were right in your face in the nose with a slight hint of hops. The aroma was not the easiest thing in the world to figure out and it might be worth a re-rate on that note alone. The flavor is sweet with finishes of brown sugar, vanilla, caramel and a slight hint of spices in the finish...a pinch ginger or peppery. Extremely sweet finish as it warmed and aside from a fruity ester or two it became incredibly one-sided in its dimensions. It ended fairly grapey and vinous but only after it had warmed considerably and become a completely different beer. Ompher has it correct that this beer is definitely all over the place...perhaps a little aging and an addition of actual hops might add some depth to this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dak brown body with burgundy highlights and a small white head. Rich aroma of dark fruits, hops, and malts. Flavor of caramel and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4680) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
(20oz bottle) Pours a large creamy beige head with beautiful lacing. The body is a deep red colour. Young hop aroma. Rich, malty with raisins and hops. Very good. Thanks Luc!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Deep red brown copper ale with an alchohol and fruity aroma, wth strong floral hops notes. Sweet malt and floral hops, with strong notes of plums or prunes. More hops in final. Rich bodied with alcohol warmth coming well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
Dark redbrown with beige head. Alcoholic aroma with tones of amine and smoke. Hoppy flavour with alcohol tones. Sweet with long bitterness. Burt where is power. This is as weak as a toothless tiger. Truly a beginners barley. Barley wine should be no holds barred period

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (20444) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2004 Bottled, thanks marbles! Dark ruby, flat. Chocolatey and buttery nose. Very full bodied. The mouthfeel is bold and clumsy. Sweet, yet salty, raw and grainy. There’s loads of alcohol, and also loads of other flavour, but all is in a mess that I can’t sort out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Thick pour, dark amber brown liquid, resilant light tan creamy head. Nose of cinnamon, dried fruit caramel and flowering hops. Front is sweet fruit, body is caramel fruit and finishes off with some hop bitterness. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3637) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Deep amber color out of the bottle. Very nice aroma of candi sugar and dried fruit. This beer gave a pleasant alcohol warmth. Flavors of dried fruit/raisens with some red wine and oak. It had a little sharpness to the pallet and seemed young, but still a very good barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Clear brown pour with a thick head. Aroma is just great with flavors of malt, flowers and alcohol. The taste was almost the same thing with a bit of caramel thrown in. The finish is full bodied with some pepper thrown in for good measure. These guys are good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (538) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Reddish brown in color with an off white head that had some good lacing to it. Rasins and malts mainly in the aroma but with some subtle fruit notes as well. Alcohol was present but there were also the raisins from the nose. Also got some sweetness in there as well. Pretty good over all.

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