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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Sweet and sugary. Light hops in the aroma, balanced by the strong taste of sugar and sweet malt. Some fruit. A brown, thick beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2003
On tap at the 2003 Toronado Barleywine Festival: Super sweet. Cloying. Needs way more bittering hops to balance this beer. Very syrupy. (Note: Apparently my taste buds don't match the judges'--this beer took 5th place in the festival.)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2005
A darker barley wine. Unusual, interesting aroma, with brown sugar, fruit punch, melon, and a strong alcohol presence. Initially sweet, dessert-bread-like quickly fading flavor interlaced with tropical fruits and a mild nuttiness. Cuts out alarmingly quickly, leaving a padded, soft feeling in the mouth. A good bitter balance to the maltiness. A good, but not great, barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Just found this at Whole Foods Pasadena,CA. Smelled like must and caramel. Had almost no head, had a toffee caramel flavor. Didn’t pack a boozey punch I expect from a West Coast BW. Really boring and almost not worth rating.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Was not a huge fan of this one. Pours dark brown with a decent brown head. The aroma is fruity, perfumy, and a little rusty. The taste was a bit hoppy and sweet with nuts and prunes. There was a nasty taste in there as well, like stagnant water. I don’t know, I’ve had better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (875) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Dark red with an off white head. Light aroma of caramel. Initially sweet light taste. Some bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
bottle at jans ... dark brown ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee wooody nose ... bittter front ... soft sweet malts ... little cherry... light medicinal not for me ... creamy vanilla finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
Sweet,demerara (bit sticky); dark amber; caramelly, marshmallowy; decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
clear, reddish brown colored, long lasting head. an average barleywine

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Chestnut brown, hazy, good carbonation. Big pine aroma, West Coast hoppy, suggesting low malt balance. Sharp flavor, acidic, citrus pine...yes, indeed, the balance is poor. Not my kind of barleywine at all. My first beer of the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting...too bad I chose one that doesn’t fit my preferences.


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