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RATINGS: 218   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
On draft at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena. Pours a cloudy deep amber brown with an ecru head. Aroma of figs. Flavors of raisins and caramel. Smooth, boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wines in Phoenix. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with a medium beige head. Notes of caramel malts, dark and dried fruits (dates, figs, raisins), brown sugar, pine resin- hits all the right notes. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Big, tasty American barley wine. Really good. I need to get my hands on the other versions.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is brown to red in color, clear, and a beige colored head. The smell is bourbon, sweet, caramel, and wood. The taste is sweet, caramel, wood, and bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
November 9, 2013 - bottle shared by Paul. Muddy brown pour with some head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

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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 (2240) - 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 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 (10573) - 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.


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