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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crème brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Nice clear red-amber. Lovely aroma with malt, caramel, some cookies, bourbon, vanilla, some coconut, a bit of nuts, a bit of chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, vanilla, cookies, bourbon, some fruitiness and a light chocolate note. Rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. Toffee on the nose, light butterscotch, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, boozy, with some buttery toffee and rich fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Gooey semi-dark sugars on the finish with present booze, buttery toffee, rich ripe fruits. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1302) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber. One of the best heads I’ve ever seen on a high gravity beer. Aroma is sweet, fruit cake, caramel. Taste is too much alcohol. Sweet, caramel, dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
A very nice heavy hitter from the mercurial New Holland Brewing Co. Damn, this thing is like a drinkable form of turpentine! Hot as hell, and I love it! In your face caramel and raisin, somewhat smoothed out by wheaty characteristics. Super expense alert per bottle; we are getting into the .33 cents per ounce range. Fun to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1124) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Matt picked this bottle up for me at Total Wine. The description is perfect. Very, very rich flavors, some dark fruit, bourbon, though the wheat isn’t apparent. Delicious, but a slow drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (63) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Aroma of sweet bourbon and figgy caramel. Flavors of caramel corn, butter, sugar, bourbon. Palate is medium, not too syrupy. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. The beer is clear deep reddish-amber color with a medium white head that recedes quickly to a thin outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, figs and caramel malt. The finish is mildly boozy with a rich malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12152) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Chestnut brown / dark amber with little in the way of a head. Nose carries prominent bourbon tones, dark toffee fudge, spice, woody booze, vanilla. Taste comprises rich malt, caramel, creme brulee, good dose of bourbonics, rich fruit cake, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent enough barley wine, doesn’t drink at 12%!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (850) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
2014 12oz bottle. Pours a bright, ruby/caramel with a thin head. Aroma has smooth, sweet notes of bourbon barrel, dark fruits, and caramel. Taste is sweetwr with large notes of caramel, bourbon, dark fruits, a hint of nuts. Full body with a medium carbonation. Pretty clean though slightly syrupy with a dry finish. Overall tasty. Smooth bourbon barrel notes with caramel and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5571) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Pours a clear amber with some creamy off white head. Nose has some booze, some tropical fruit, caramel, bits of wet coconut, sort of candied pineapple, honey. Flavor is like pineapple upside down cake, caramel, orange, vanilla, booze. Sticky finish.

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