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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crŤme brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (81) - - NOV 5, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 Comparing this to Kentucky bourbon barrel. It?s darker and smoother. Has a strong alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Dutchís at home. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a small ivory head. The aroma is moderately sweet with caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, and some alcohol standing out. The flavor has quite a bit of sweetness to it. There is caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins, a nutty character I donít remember in the base but I havenít had it in a while, the alcohol is present in the form of a slow burn as the liquid travels down my throat. Medium bodied, a bit sticky, and definitely warming. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2015
12oz bottle, from Dutchís. 2015 bottle. Hazy darker red, slight brown color. Ring of off-white head, few bits of lace. With the second pour, it actually has a good thin head, touch frothier. I can dig it. Up front, great dark fruit, oak, vanilla. Great, long oaky malty aftertaste. Tasty, desert-like caramel. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter, very pleasant mild warmth. Bigger body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Mild dry finish. Great barrel aged barleywine. Awesome that this is available in 12oz bottles. better than I remember the regular Pilgrimís Dole being... Although to be fair, when I tried that base, it wasnít a fresh example. Towards the end, it does get a touch nutty, little overly dry, bit more rough. But overall, enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
12oz for 4.39 from Samís. Pours clear copper/dark amber with a small head. Aroma is huge oak, vanilla, caramel, some bourbon and a little fruit as well. Taste is nutty, vanilla, bourbon. Heavy, thick body. Overall a nice wheatwhine. The barrel aging really adds a nice touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3408) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Vintage 2014. Pours a thick well retained ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a clear copper body........nose is moderate dried fruits, with raisin, date, fig, hints of plum, heavy alcohol, minimal hops,,,,,,taste is sweet, with fig, date, raisin, notes, light whiskey, slight wood, nuttiness, light vanilla, minimal hops......mouth feel, heavy, sticky. chewy body, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is a huge, highly complex very alcoholic beer. The alcohol is ethanol, not fusel. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a dark amber brown color with white head. Caramel, plum, malty, raisin aromas. Caramel sweet, malty, butterscotch flavored ice cream malt, , slight oak, light booze flavors. Light bodied than Iíd expect from a 12% beer. A touch of oak, but I donít get a huge bourbon influence. One of the more easy drinking barley/wheat wines Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Iím glad more breweries are experimenting with the wheatwine and the barrel aging on this adds a level of complexity you donít have in, say, a Blvd Harvest Dance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5073) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12 oz bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Amber to brown and clear appearance with a small, lingering tan head. Light sediment and active carbonation. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, oak, bread, vanilla, nutty, light fruity esters and a touch of bourbon. Similar flavor, medium to heavy sweetness, mostly hiding the alcohol. Full body with soft carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty sweet, rich and somewhat complex. Pretty solid barley wine, definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear copper with small beige head. The aroma is strong gorp and vanilla. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweetness, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2014 vintage. Pours chestnut mahogany color. Small quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is plenty of bourbon, toffee, fig, raisins, vanilla, candied sugar. Flavor is intense bourbon, boozy, fig, toffee, vanilla. Lots of booze, though. Slight hop bitterness. Surprisingly effervescent. A little too strong. They could have tamed this one a bit. But still a great beer.

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