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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear ruby color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Clear burgundy with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and plums. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, dates, plums and caramel. Full bodied. Warming alcohol towards the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10118) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Clear. Light brown coloured. Sweet, hoppy, light herbal aroma with a sweet and malty base. Flavour is raisiny, sweet, caramelly. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Ends on a sweet fruity bitter note. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Deep red brown copper ale with an alchohol and fruity aroma, wth strong floral hops notes. Sweet malt and floral hops, with strong notes of plums or prunes. More hops in final. Rich bodied with alcohol warmth coming well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bomber poured a hazy brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit and hints of carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of maltiness, toffee, light molasses and a hint of dark fruit with a lingering semisweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle… Mostly clear blood orange ale with no head. Very malty, biscuit nose – toffee and Luden’s honey cough drops. Full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Gooey, sweet blend of caramel, honey and toffee. Subtle hops. Lengthy malty finish. Kudos to Beerlando for sharing the bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by someone at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Deep brown beer with heavy garnet highlights. Sweet caramel and rich chewy sweet fruits. Rich sweet hoppiness, light caramel and brown sugar. Intensely sweet chewy maltiness and a sticky resiny finish. Lightly hoppy and piny with a lingering fruitiness. Classic Californian barleywine, and a fine example at that.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam crowns the burgundy velvet.
-Profound red fruit candy are embedded in the caramel maltiness, as smoking earth is diffused throughout.
-Fruity jujubes lather the palate, a veritable desserty treat for the sweet tooth.
-The low carbonation and rich maltiness go hand in hand, securing this barley wine’s place into late evening digestif territory.

What if you dig deeper?
-Herbal, resinous hops make sure it all never gets cloying, and appropriately reduce the sweetness level of the finale with their leveled bitterness.
-A flavor profile comparison with Green Flash 2nd Anniversary Barley Wine yielded a surprising depth of links.
-Strawberry licorice and maple whirl around the tongue to the pleasure of all excited tastebuds.
-If this top notch barley wine’s quality is constant (and I have no reason to believe it isn’t), I think it deserves more attention.

Bottle; no date.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to larsniclas
On March 7, 2009
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet malty, lactic, alcohol scent. Slight acidic, malty, raissin, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterenss.


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