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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
One of the more enjoyable barleywines consumed on the night of Rob’s fantastic barleywine tasting. A nice way to break the Lenten fast. Nice mahogany hue with notes of toffee and bacon fat on the nose. Vicose, fruity (orange peel, citron, dried cherry) and a nice lingering hop finish. Well done.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Very sweet aroma, almost sickeningly so. Nice dark coloring, combining almost no head with a very nice mahogony color. Very sweet flavor, much more than I was expecting. Doesn’t show the alcohol, which is nice, but the flavor is a little overpowering for me. Doesn’t really compare with the Full Sail barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours brown/amber. Aromas of dried fruit and alcohol. Fruity up front, lots of figs and hints of citrus. Hops not prevalent, but there. Alcohol and finishing bitterness tingle the tongue.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
The aroma had coriander and dark fermented fruit, and caramel. The flavor had the same. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ no head and lacing. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival: Super sweet. Cloying. Needs way more bittering hops to balance this beer. Very syrupy. (Note: Apparently my taste buds don't match the judges'--this beer took 5th place in the festival.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2003
I missed this at the Toronado Barleywine festival - so here it is in bottle. Dark pour with very little head. Strong malt with flavor. It is very thick and syrupy - needs to be balanced a bit with some hops. Strong plum sweetness. But the real question is, will Kansas overcome the 18 point deficit or will Syracuse continue to dominate?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 15, 2004
Great barleywine. I like the mild bitterness on the finish, probably from a roasted malt more than a boiling hop. One of my favorites with Old Nick and Hog Heaven.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Poured a nice amber brown with light head. Malty caramel aroma and flavors with hints of hop fruitiness. An easy drinking enjoyable barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Aroma is dominated by floral and malty smells. A little alcogol present. Flavor was balanced - not a lot of finishing hops compared to other BWs. More of an old ale or scotch ale.


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