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RATINGS: 219   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6859) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8534) - 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
The aroma had coriander and dark fermented fruit, and caramel. The flavor had the same. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ no head and lacing. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and creamy.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
22 oz. bottle from Mr. Liquor. Poured dark brown with a thin head that still left a nice lacing. Aromas of caramel vanilla. Flavors of caramel with a hoppy finish and an alcohol aftertaste. Very tasty.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5580) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle (65 cl), thanks larsniclas. Clear copper, medium beige head. Nutty, caramelly and syrupy aroma with light spicy hops and fudge. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry finish with moderate bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3816) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Sampled at Lithyís Septemberfest Tasting. Nice dark chestnut clear pour with tan small head. Nose of sweet plums and very mellow alcohol. Solid example. Very nice barleywine/

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Cookie dough, orange candy, caramel. Light tobacco, earth. Amber orange pour, thin white ring around the edges. Fruity flavors, good amounts of orange candy, caramel, little iced tea, nice sweet/dry balance. Drinkability is high for style. Enjoyable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamDaily (9) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010 does not count
I loved this barleywine. Itís sweet, but I like a real sweet brew from time to time. Itís a nice dark brown, with a full body and thick mouthfeel. The aroma leaves something to be desired; thatís where the alcohol makes itself known. The first taste Is caramel, fig, toasted nut, and a dull orange flavor (not tangy.) As I progress through the beer, thereís more coffee there. I didnít find the finish very dry at all. Itís a pretty sticky brew the whole way through. Itís highly drinkable/enjoyable, and despite the fairly high ABV, I never felt like I was getting my ass kicked. Fantastic.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle shared by dark guardian. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Sweet and smooth with all kinds of caramel malt and dark fruit notes. Good mouthfeel and body. Well done...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1890) - 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.


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