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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Talon has a rich amber color and a full robust body. Talon has been aged for over a year and has a traditional warming malt flavor with a delightful hop finish.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Bottle from total wine. very nice. Amber pour. Small head. Aroma of butter, caramel, hops, and some nice stone fruits. flavor is very nice. Matly, sweet, hoppy...flavors of spices, brown sugar, and some fruit.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours hazy/cloudy very dark brown color with a small dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit strong on fruitiness, but not bad. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light amount of earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, cherry, caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good barelywine style. All around good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruitiness, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Just a touch better than the other BW from this company. Smooth in a good way, just not large in many.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1926) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Dark reddish copper in color with a tan head. Deep, dark fruit and malt. Sweet, full, strong. Raisins, cherry, fig flavors. A nice example of a barley wine that would likely age very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, and light alcohol. The flavor also found dark fruits and molasses with a hints of roast. Full body and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Backlog rating. Bomber from Rodmanís, D.C. Strong and sharp beer, from the first of its boozy glowing amber pour. One of the first majorly hop-aggressive barleywines I had, and one that I still enjoy from time to time (though I notice itís now described as an American Strong Ale on its label). But while the hops are certainly quite forward, this one isnít like Double Bastard so much as a strongly malty base with a serious makeover in the finish. In other words, the strength is from boozy intensity all the way round.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a clear ruby with minimal off white head. Aroma of candied fruit...red twizzlers. Flavor is candied fruit, odd saltiness, metal...oxidized/cardboard. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a fruity/woody/bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottled@Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pale ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, rye, some alcohol, mild fruittyness as well. Flavour is the same with sweet burnt sugary notes as well. Burning and quite sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2012
22 oz bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is of caramel malts and sweet. Taste is sweet malts and the alcohol. nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Reddish color, nice carbonation, small tan head. Scents of sweet malts, hops, prunes, and slight caramel. The taste is sweet/, a touch of caramel, ends with a dry finish. Medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter. 2009 vintage. 4.0 A: Pours a ruddy brown color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is pretty good given the ABV and a small ring of lacing is left. 3.0 S: Toffee and caramel. Light plum fruitiness and brown sugar. Simple, but pleasant, and average. 2.5 T: Moderate toffee and caramel. Perhaps a touch of dark fruits. Even simpler than the nose. 2.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking the creaminess that I want from a beer like this. 3.0 D: This beer is completely unoffensive and unassuming. Itís boring without being bad. I didnít really expect it to be any good either given the brewer. I figured I could get a spot back in my cellar by drinking this and in that regard, this is a success. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-24-2011 06:07:38


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