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RATINGS: 222   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.


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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
From bottle into Duvel tulip. Pours a dark brown with some dark orange and red and practically no head. Big, sweet caramel with dark fruit and wet paper on the nose. The flavor is more of the same with toffee in the finish. Body is somewhat thin initially but became thicker further along into the bottle as sweetness and some alcohol presence really take over.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
deep amber color, sweet and pleasant flavor, nothing to jump up and down about...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
Thereís a slight hoppy aroma that canít quite get past the vanilla lethal alcohol smell. It pours a beautiful dark magenta with a head that starts big and sticks around the edges over time. The taste is the one thing that I canít get past. It is a bit one dimensional. There is a big hop presence, but it canít stand up to the alcohol. Perhaps aging this another year would even this out. It is definitely on my list for a rerate in a year, if I can find another bottle to cellar, although, I canít find a vintage on the bottle, so who knows when itís from.

3.9
   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.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUL 8, 2005
Smells better than it tastes. The flavor isnít consuming and doesnít mix well with the fine aroma. Rating from memory so my description is a little vague.

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


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