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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3148) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

2009

5/11/2011: Marlin Old Dipsea Barleywine Style Ale... Aroma: Milk chocolate and red wine; infected? Appearance: Deep brown color; opaque; beige crown. Flavor: Caramel maltiness that is a bit overshadowed by red wine nuances and some bourbony alcohol; some sort of berry is definitely evident in the middle of this beer; no real bitterness; chocolate undertones and dark fruit throughout; bourbon lingers in the background but becomes more evident as the beer warms. Palate: Medium-full; creamy and smooth with a bit of weight. Overall: Seems a bit off; maybe better described as a [wine] barrel-aged Old Ale or Brown Ale...

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Bourbon Barrel Aged for Ten Months; Alcohol 9% by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #214 for this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bomber of unknown vintage. Pours a dark opaque brown with very little head. Aroma is very sweet, with pitted fruit most prominent. Taste is also sweet and malty. Very little hop flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2804) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by dark guardian. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Sweet and smooth with all kinds of caramel malt and dark fruit notes. Good mouthfeel and body. Well done...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (953) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Aroma of wet hops, herbs and brown sugar. Deep brown color with a magenta tint. Flavors of brown sugar, ground cinnamon and some lightly fruity hops. Overall, this is a fairly basic barley wine with some brown sugar and rich toffee/caramel sweetness. There is a slight alcohol sting on the finish. Not bad. I’d give this a B+ rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
calbeers (10) - - JAN 15, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Rich dark amber color, cloudy with creamy dark head. Smells great with malty spicy notes. Taste is malty sweet caramel with nice finish. Smooth and tasty. I need to try this on tap next time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, alcohol, hop, spices, dried fruits. full body. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Shared bottle with friends. Poured a light copper color. Aroma was citrus, with a touch of tart fruity notes. Slight funk perhaps. This one was very smooth, with just a touch of funk notes along with sweet malts. Interesting. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a hazy and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, sugar, fruit and notes of dried fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, dark fruit, raisin, plum and alcohol. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, raisin, light peach, plum and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ yngwie
Pours cloudy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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