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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (166) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Pours ruby amber with a small white head. Caramel, toffee and nuts. No depth really. Full bodied. Ok

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Barley, sweetness, roasted, licorice, nice bitterness, roasted malts, light ryebread, raisins, ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruit malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter dark fruit and caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Clear amber to reddish color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, sweetness, strongly alcohol. Medium body, medium to full carbonation. A bit over the top I would say.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12660) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, toffee and notes of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 310813

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, candy sugar, caramel, malt and hops. Sweet finish.


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