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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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An epic barleywine, made in the tradition of British Farmhouse Brewing. Lavished with a velvety blend of six different malts this is a warming beer with a lush mouthfeel. The complexities your discriminating palate will detect are ever changing as this barleywine matures. When young, an assertive hop character predominates and with age the beauty of the big malt balance unfolds.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1501) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Opaque amber/orange appearance with a large, off white head that left a thin layer of lacing. An untypical barlywine aroma; herbal hops. earthy, slightly medicinal, with hints of leather. Taste was decent but not overly complex. Some sweetness from the caramel malts, followed by some fruitiness, before turning drier, hoppier and more bitter. Smooth, full-bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Alcohol more noticable in the lingering aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2007
2004 Vintage, Pours dark copper to muddy brown in color and quite cloudy. Sweet malt aromas of caramel, white grapes, prunes and over ripe berries. Tastes of sweet maltiness with a warm alcohol kick. Mouthfeel is thinner than I expected and I cannot discern any hop flavors, both probably due to age. A nicely aged barley wine that I would definitely hope to try fresh as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
amber color not much foam, nose is sweet almost bublegum, citrus caremel . Flavor is hoppy but still good malts on the backbone good mouthfeel, smooth mouthfeel. really nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1445) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours a nice ruby color with a thick off white head. Strong malty and hop aroma. flavor has caramel, hops, banana, clove, and a bit of sweet fruit. Finishes mildly bitter, no hint of the abv. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1924) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Not bad, though I would not say that this stands out among barley wines. There was certainly the deep color and flavor with a lightly alcoholic aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Had this in a growler from the brewery, and bottled. Poured a dark orang-amber with moderate head. Smelled sweet and had a weak alcoholic aroma mixed in with the malts and some hints of fruit. Medium-bodied, and tasted of malts, very smooth and went down warm, but not too much alcohol taste. I had this beer over the summer, but I think it would be best enjoyed during the winter months.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2011
22oz @Tampa Weekly Gathering-that I brought-pours a retaining tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
A very hoppy Barleywine that is balanced by equally bitter taste. Very good and would recommend this to any Barleywine drinkers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2005 Nice clear ruby red with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney, citrusy hops and dark fruits. Whoa, very hoppy. Flavor has notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, toasted malt, caramel, dark fruits and ends with a touch of pepper. Very nicely balanced; not too sweet and has plenty of hop bitterness which lingers on the palate. Medium body, smooth texture and lively carbonation. Not as thick and syrupy as other barleywines but not light either. Not much lacing or head retention. Overall, really nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Sweet malty amber fluid. Nice english style barley wine. Subdued hops ride along quite nicely with the malt. It as a malty fruitiness that is not all that defineable. Not overly dark/raisiny/plum like nor is it citrusy/grapefruit like, just nicely in the middle. No oxidation notes. The alcohol blends itself in well although it seems to be creeping up fast. Enjoyable.


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