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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2002
This brew is great for hopheads. Orange-brown color with a white head. Pine needles and citrus in the aroma. Intense hop bitterness with the slightest malty flavor in the background. Full bodied. Pretty strong alcohol that’s not too evident in the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Reddish orange body with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, orange and cherry. Until it warms, taste is sweet and malty at first, not much in the middle. The swallow and aftertaste is a bit off -- in addition to the hoppy bitter and alcohol-burn finish, there’s an unpleasant astringency. As the beer warms to room temperature, the richness shows itself, and the texture becomes syrupy. Becomes what you expect from a barleywine -- strong, very malty, and very hoppy/pine (also in the aroma) bitter. The astringency leaves as well. Next time, I won’t even bother to refrigerate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 ethnically colored covered in bleach yellow...cherry cream, tart raspberry slurpy...could be creamier though...alcohol too pronounced, not bad at all but an increased creaminess could have made it more subdued...cascadey/bitter grapefruit presence in the finish...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottle. Beer #600. A brown mahogany color with a creamy light brown head that laced in silky sheets. Caramel, malts, apples, fresh cut grass, and alcohol live in the nose. Slick and smooth on the palate. Not complex enough to really compete with the best. Re-Rate Tap @ Toronado Barley Wine Festival of the 2001 vintage. A cooper color with an off-white head. A light perfumy aroma, some cool spice in the aftertaste. A sweet champagne aroma with light fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Citus aroma,brown orange color, fresh pine-citrus hoppy flavor,alot of hops in this barley wine, but still very balanced, really good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
Bottled, year unknown. Pours thick and mahogany coloured with no head. Orangey nose. Very malty and very sweet. The finish is drier and nicely hop aromatic with lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 17, 2002
Cloudy cherry red color with a frothy, beige head. Rich, creamy, sweet Carmel/cherry flavor. The 10% ABV is well hidden, but makes it’s self-known. Awesome barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
2002 vintage. Dark brown color, medium head. A massive barleywine. Intense malt flavor, definite hop bite. Full bodied. Intense flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and malty. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not much of an alcohol bite despite being 10% by volume. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Very nice Barleywine. One of the best ive had. ten times better than Sierra Nevadas bigfoot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2129) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Delicious and a much fuller and interesting beer than the Double IPA which is also excellent and also about 10.5% ABV. Grassy, green and slick like oil, with tobacco pepper on the back braced strongly by a hearty, light-medium effervescent malt backbone.


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