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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
At over 10% ABV, you should prepare yourself before taking a sip. this íaint no ordinary beer. An american barleywine in style, but unique with belgian malts it wants to be a trappiste brew. It should be enjoyed at near 55F to release the full complexity of aroma and flavor. Drink in a small glass, and enjoy slowly as you would a fine bourbon or brandy. Grand Reserve can also be cellared for year over year tasting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Very very sweet malt bomb with a nice hop balance. Dark carmels and dark flavors. Very enjoyable but the sweetness builds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
had on dranft, bottle and crowler- all different results. . the crowler, was horrible horrible, so iím throwing that out for the most part- bottle was decent, draft was the best .. brown stone .. . de gea is lord .. . boozy leather, toffee, and toast meltings .. . mouth was lighter, as was the finish .. . . Heís an arrogant, ill-informed, used-condom faced bellend who absolutely did not approve and oversee widespread, illegal phone hacking whilst he was editor of the mirror, which is a newspaper not even good enough to hold my fish and chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Draft. Glad to find this on tap. Pours brown with little head. Nice dank hop nose with some malt tones. Smooth hop flavoring with a nice alcohol bite. Very drinkable. Good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2713) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Clear dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Some malt and hoppy nose. Interesting. Sweet Belgian candy finish. Canít tell its 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque copper brown with a creamy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like smooth alcohol, roasted malt, toast, nutty, with dry grassy and citrus hops, light resin, herbs, and pine. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, toast, roasted malt, booze, caramel, citrus hops, and hop resin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours a mysteriously murky opaque brown with a layer of beige head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and some boozy notes. Taste is boozy with a great balance between malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4815) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2014 vintage as a Christmas gift from Dan; thanks man! Pours slightly hazy dark copper with a thick pillow of frothy beige head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, alcohol spice, dates, figs, raisins, some floral notes, and some oak. Flavor is very smooth with a chewy, bready malt base along with layered notes of dark fruits, oak, booze, light caramel sweetness, and faint tobacco; great complexity. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle 13 of 801. Murky copper, with a nice dense head. Smells like fig and prune and other rich, sweet aromas. Flavor is sweet, and syrupy, with notes of raisin and prune, plus some molasses and caramel. Nice bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: this beer pours with a huge tan head, takes a while to pour this beer down, itís a really nice amber maroon color, not quite transparent or opaque, nice head retention and density, beautiful beer Aroma: plum, molasses, syrup, sweet, hints of coffee, perhaps some grain, could be more aromatic, alcohol Taste: kind of sweet initially, coffee is in there, comes to a moderately bitter finish, creamy, caramel, smooth maltiness Palate: leaves a strong alcohol and bitter aftertaste, average carbonation, medium mouthfeel, Overall: drink this one slow like the bottle says, lots of alcohol is evident, drink this on the warmer side or the alcohol with overpower the beer, once warm it does become pretty drinkable, Iím tasting vintage 13 and bottle number 207 on 2-19-14,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml waxed bottle. 2012 vintage, Bottle no. 1709. Pours a muddy brown with a large foamy head. The aroma has notes of prunes, caramel, citrus and maybe even some chocolate hidden in there. It is fairly clean for a barleywine. Not bad! The taste has some dark fruit like flavors with a seemingly medium level of bitterness across the middle. It is not bracing bitterness. Some light milk chocolate and brown sugar flavors start to show up as it warms. A pretty good middle of the road barleywine. Thanks Evan!

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