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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Barleywine is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Little off white head w/ nice lacing over hazy deep amber body. Spicy and woody hop aromas w/ strong caramel malt to back it up; also alcohol as it warms and hints of fruitiness. Very malty w/a great hop bitterness to balance; very caramel and hop flavored w/ some alcohol and bready notes. Very, very thick & chewy but not cloying w/ an extremely full body just like the commercial description says. Subdued carbonation and warming m/f makes this a nice winter time sipper. I prefer English style to American, but this one's very good and I could drink a lot if the ABV weren't so high.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Sweet malty and hoppy aromas. Body is thick and leaves nice, nearly clear, lacing behind. Flavors are intense - malts are smoked, bread, caramel, dirt and sweet; hops are strong, especially down the middle of the tongue; finish is woody, sticky and lingering. This is one fine barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Cloudy copper in color, with a slight, off-white lacing - light aroma of oak, hops and iced tea? - flavor is a blend of cherries and chocolate, with some hops arriving late, but there is a lack of complexity and/or balance - flavors diminish much too rapidly in the finish, except for bit of an acidic, metallic taste that is a little off-putting at times - a decent effort, with a decent flavor, but it just doesn't come together very well for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Cloudy red color with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, candy and fruit. Flavor is sweet, caramel, acidic and pretty well hopped. The alcohol is pretty evident.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
A nice clowdy carmel color with a thinfoam head. Aroma is distinctly barley with a sweet hopish note to it. Flavor is smooth, more full bodied than the other Moylan's Ive had (the imperial stout and the double IPA.) Has a decent bite to the end of it, quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Moylan's just came to town and I think I've just made a new buddy here! Brownish red, ruby maybe? transluscent large head. Aroma is dominated by pine and some malt sweetness. Very similiar in my recollection to Avery's Hog Heaven. Flavor is sweet and slightly syruppy. Full bodied, high viscousity. Sweet finish. Delicious Barley.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Have you ever eaten a snowcone, and focused on using your spoon more than your straw? So that at the end of the cone, you've depleted the ice, whilst there's still a whole lot of syrup left? Apply that concept to an otherwise balanced beer....and welcome to blarney time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 Coloration is a great deal darker than most BW’s--a muddy, hazy brown with burgundy glints. Head is not abundant but it is of fine character, constantly creating twirling little isthusmes across my glass. Aroma: Dark maltiness, pumpernickel breadiness, brown sugar, caramel and mild vanilla bean. Some green apple and traces of pear. Flavor is smoky and extremely earthy; perhaps this is why it is so hazy? Quite bitter, but also prominently boozy. One of my favorite barley wines as of yet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2003
This beer rocks! Clear, copper-colored ale. Small, off-white head. The nose is rich and fruity with tons of malt and warm alcohol. Hints of maple syrup. The flavor is of dates, caramel and toffee. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Astringent finish. World class beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Good call from the reviewer below about the apricot. This one is not my favorite. I like Old Foghorn and Avery Hog Heaven much better. This one is a bit too syrupy and harsh in the finish. Rerate: Still on the same beer but it keeps getting better. I marked it just a bit more. Rererate: Better than I remember. Creamy. Peach and apricot come to mind.


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