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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Rich body with flavors of sweet caramel, grainy malt and resiny hops.The finish is hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Good Barley Wine overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ yngwie
Pours cloudy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
Bottle at Jan & Charlottes tasting, Ulfborg, Denmark 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Murky chestnut brown with a light beige head which soon disappears. Some fruit n the nose, heavy sweetness and a bit harsh in the mouth. Bittersweetness coming through, not as smooth or as rounded as the description suggest. A5 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 2.8

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Pours a transparent copper ruby with a thin light tan head. Has a floral, dry hoppy and grainy malty aroma. Starts malty and sweet with some citrusy hops coming in toward the finish. Decent complexity and hoppy/malty balance throughout. Thanks to SpringsLicker for sharing this at the Southeastern Gathering!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2009
Bomber. Poured deep reddish-brown with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up earthy, dried floral, and citrusy hoppage over vinous notes, deep caramel, and bready character.. just exquisite! The flavor was nearly as good.. lightly sour, strong dark fruity notes hit the tongue first with a wash of raisins and warm sourdough washing over the middle.. bitterness was mild-to-medium, but felt like it was stronger initially, with citrus and earth presence.. finished with residual dark fruity sugars and floral bitterness. Heavier-bodied with great balance on the palate.. bitterness was complementary and engaging.. memorable finish. Excellent stuff all around!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Draft. Dark mahogony color with a beige head. Summer fruit aroma (strawberry) with caramel malts. Caramel flavor, some strawberry fruit flavors, and light hop. Rich body, nice balance, hides alcohol well. Smooth, but nothing outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bomber pours a nice amber hue with decent enough tan head that can throw up some spotty lacing from time to time. The aroma is full of figs, dates, prunes and cherries. It seems a bit bold and a bit too bright. The taste begins slick and sweet with malts and then quickly moving to fairly bold/bright notes of figs and cherries. Toward midway it picks up some raisins and another mild wave of smooth maltiness to go along with some sort of candi sugar that gives it just a bit of a beet sensation. The sweet malts attempt to pull the flavor together but they doesn’t really make it. I think a year or couple of years of age will even this out and create a pleasing blended complex flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2009
Tap @ Hamiltons, San Diego. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark fruits. Taste, dark fruits - fig, caramel malts, thick mouthfeel, some good alcohol with a fruity finish, some brown sugar. One fine tasty barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Plums and prunes mostly on the nose, with some sweet malt. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with a nice bitterness and a really nice caramel note. Pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6547) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Hazy golden-tinged brown, dense tan head. Enticing aromas of burnt sugar, toffee, faint candied fig, and faint woody hops. Big rich malty palate, with flavours of demarara sugar, toffee, fig paste, dried cherries, and a solid woody hop finish. Excellent!


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