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RATINGS: 223   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.


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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7488) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1026) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1497) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (637) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6403) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i really like most Marin beers, and even a bad barleywine is a pretty good beer overall, but that’s just what this one is. thin and relatively flavorless in comparison to better Bw’s. There’s quite a few I can think of superior to this one."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3922) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7108) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4284) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
November 9, 2013 - bottle shared by Paul. Muddy brown pour with some head. Aroma was caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3096) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

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5/11/2011: Marlin Old Dipsea Barleywine Style Ale... Aroma: Milk chocolate and red wine; infected? Appearance: Deep brown color; opaque; beige crown. Flavor: Caramel maltiness that is a bit overshadowed by red wine nuances and some bourbony alcohol; some sort of berry is definitely evident in the middle of this beer; no real bitterness; chocolate undertones and dark fruit throughout; bourbon lingers in the background but becomes more evident as the beer warms. Palate: Medium-full; creamy and smooth with a bit of weight. Overall: Seems a bit off; maybe better described as a [wine] barrel-aged Old Ale or Brown Ale...

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Bourbon Barrel Aged for Ten Months; Alcohol 9% by Volume) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #214 for this beer.


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