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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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
One of the more enjoyable barleywines consumed on the night of Robís fantastic barleywine tasting. A nice way to break the Lenten fast. Nice mahogany hue with notes of toffee and bacon fat on the nose. Vicose, fruity (orange peel, citron, dried cherry) and a nice lingering hop finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
tap-barrel aged--pours a deep amber hue withAromas of a halo o a white head. Aromas of smoke, oak, maple and tobbacco. Flavors of the same with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Aroma is dominated by sweet malt and some slight fruit.Pours mahogany with a medium off white head.Raisins, dates and alcohol make up the flavor.Full mouthfeel with a big raisin and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5626) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3845) - 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/

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - 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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1900) - 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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