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This Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale has a rich amber color with a full, robust body. This Barley Wine Style Ale has a traditional warming malt flavor with a delightful hop finish, While exceptionally drinkable now, it will continue to improve with age - taking on subtle flavors of dark fruit, sherry and anise. Hop flavors and aromas will become more rounded and luscious caramel malt notes will become more intense. Brewed with an astonishing original gravity of 24 Plato and finishing at 11.0% alcohol by volume, this Imperial Barley Wine Ale is not for the faint of heart, though it will reward the adventurous drinker with an unparalleled taste experience.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Aged 3 years, potentially more (2010 bottle). Clear dark ruby with a thin light beige head, really more a ring around the glass. Nose is huge and wonderful; lots of sticky earthy cherry and toffee, some molasses, and sticky dark caramel malts. Flavor is huge and deep, and mostly the same as the nose; lots of caramel, cherry, raisin, earthy toffee, deep booziness, and a sugary warm fruity finish. Wowee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp, fruity, dry, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130831]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (476) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Poured from a bottle in Wichita, KS an orange brown with a thin yellow head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet with a marked bitterness that holds through the finish. This is a nice barley wine that I suspect would be even better aged a year or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
From Voldby, Dk. Bottled, 011113. Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavor with alcohol and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle at TSODRSG 13 . Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol.malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (572) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2013
It does have a sherry aroma with roasted malts. It is ruby brown in color with a fluffy, light brown head. It has a strong sherry tasted with other malts and a bit overpowering alcoholic flavor. It definitely has a fruitfulness to it as well. It has a rich texture that is slightly creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Hazy dark amber body with a small offwhite head. Caramel, dark fruits, light alcohol notes. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
This is a pretty good barleywine. It is dominated by caramel, but with hints of toffee and plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (159) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
12 oz bottle for 3 bucks. Pours almost straight brown with a slightly off-white head. Looks the part. Aroma is caramel, malt and a little bit of wood and fruit. Taste is mostly caramel, malt, a little hoppy and a little alcohol but hardly overpowering. Body is a little thicker, average carbonation, a little creamy as well. Not a very complex barley wine but very easy to drink. I like this one quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
For me: maybe? Good for variety or for others who aren't wanting too much bitterness. Pretty floral/fruity, sweet malty-ness, but still nice amber color and tones.

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