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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Savage_Night (194) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Pours dark amber red with minimal head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: dark fruit, sweet roasted malt, light citrus, spices, dark chocolate, smoke, raisin, vanilla, alcohol, red wine and hop bitterness. TASTE: coffee,/espresso caramel, alcohol, raisin, smoke, spices, hop bitterness, plum, pinot noir, peppercorn and dark chocolate. AFTER TASTE: chocolate, peppercorn, hop oils, caramel and smoke flavors with a slightly thick oily feel in the mouth. I?m very surprised at the quality of this brew for the price. Definitely will purchase a few more. Might age a few of them as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7218) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle via trade shared with the group from notes 2011. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, raisin, fig, resin, I can see the vinous character from the deScription, medium plus body, some viscosity. Solid, tasty barley wine. I would have this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8664) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at Toronado in San Francisco. 2009 edition. Nice clear amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies and some old hops. Sweet caramelly flavor with cookies, stale hops, a bit of alcohol and a bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2011 bottle. Muddy brown color. Aroma is tart red fruit. Thick sweet and smooth barleywine with a hint of tart red fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1749) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Deep unclear slight ruby brownish color with an excellent khaki head. Aroma finds light fruity, bread crust..quite nice. No hint of alcohol. Lighter full body. Amazing palate. Slaughters most barley wines. Worthy of much more attention.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (701) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2015
sweet, delicate, rich, beautiful. Dark fruit, some spices, sorta a little chocolate, but probably really something else. I really enjoy it. Light, but strong, well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i really like most Marin beers, and even a bad barleywine is a pretty good beer overall, but thats just what this one is. thin and relatively flavorless in comparison to better Bws. Theres quite a few I can think of superior to this one."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4762) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7824) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4531) - 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.

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