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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Cask at Linkery. Pours a dark brown hue with a thick tan layer of foam and a spattering of lacing. Nose is a mix of fruity esters and syrupy sweet malts. Flavor is thick rich malts up front followed by dark fruit esters, the body is very cake-like with bready malts, hints of grassy-earthy hops, finishes slightly sweet. Medium-full body, light carbonation, thick texture. A malty sweet barleywine, middle of the road for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 14, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy red/brown with a fizzy off white head that fades fast. Aroma of dates, nuts, caramel, spicy hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is mostly sweet with some light bitterness and a very light alcohol taste. Medium to full body with very mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. This is a solid Barley Wine, I can’t think of anything bad about it although there isn’t really a wow factor either.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Dark brown-red with an off white beige head. Aroma is raisins, caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, raisins, sweet, light alc.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 20, 2009
I love it! The nose is so good I could smell it for days. Rich, deep and hearty. Lots of hops and caramel. Really enjoyable. If your into malty brews these guys are the malt masters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bomber. Reddish amber body, clear, creamy offwhite ring of steadfast head, no lace. Malty aroma with dark fruits, roasted malts and alcohol notes. Full and thick, somewhat sticky, little carbonation, yet dries surprisingly well on finish. Roasted malt throughout with dark fruits and a surprising noble-hop profile that you might expect in a robust pilsner. Light woody character on finish. Lots of mild hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bomber from Wade’s Wines. Pours murky orangish brown with small light tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and some booze. Flavor is sweet malts, toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Smooth on palate and a little thin. Lacking carbonation a little. Finishes sweet. Pretty good barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Deep amber pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma of light raisins, sweet malt, and a hint of abv. Light flavor of dark fruit, nice sweet malt, smooth even warmth. Smooth bodied with nice carbonation as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1504) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle shared at Logan’s 2009 pre-GABF Party. Light brown pour. Oak and bourbon aromas. Beautiful blend of vanilla and pineapple flavors. This one was outstanding. Loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Pours a clear reddish brown with off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel malt, booze. Similar taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3860) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithy’s Septemberfest Tasting. Nice dark chestnut clear pour with tan small head. Nose of sweet plums and very mellow alcohol. Solid example. Very nice barleywine/


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