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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle. A- Caramel, red wine, dark fruits, sweet. A- Red brown color, hazy liquid, tan head. T- Licorice, cherry, red wine, dark fruits. P- Full Body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- A super good Barleywine. Lots of fruity flavors and some nice spice from the anise tones. Very smooth and at 11% the alcohol is hardly noticeable at all. I’d like to try this with a year or so of age on it. A solid brew all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2014
355 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a nice, dense off-white head. Aroma is basically caramel malt and dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, dry fruit and medium bitterness, some alkohol. Full body and sweet aftertaste with a slightly harsh bitterness after a while. Drinkable but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1378) - Beckley, USA - MAR 9, 2014
deep amber color; sweet malt aroma; a well balanced beer, sweet malt with notes of caramel, bitter hops, and alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours deep unclear dark caramel with a small beige head. Aroma has some brown sugar and sweet malty notes. Smooth for 11 ABV, body is just right; not too big by any means. Standard sweet malty barleywine flavor, not complex but easy on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle.Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of nailpolish, malt, caramel, some fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malt with some caramel, licorice alcohol and grians. Medium body, average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a dense, finger-thick beige head over an almost clear dark amber to light brown body. The aroma is mostly malty, quite bready, with some caramel and roasted malts. Prunes and pine cones. The flavor has a nice bitterness, as well as pine cones. Some alcohol flavor and warmth. Full body with a soft carbonation. Bitter,malty finish with a fruity touch. Nothing impressive going on here, it’s too alcoholic and also slighlty boring. 131231

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7496) - 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 (44143) - 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 (657) - 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.

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