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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 372   ABV: 12.4%
British Style Barley Wine with a deep amber-red color, massive toasted malt, toffee and caramel aroma, and full-bodied malty flavor, leading to a smooth, soft and warming finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2009 Vintage
Tasted on 1/7/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade long ago. Pours opaque cola brown with very thin lace that quickly disappears, leaving nothing. The nose is all about the caramel malt with toffee, malty toast, and some esthery fruit. The flavor is a bit more with the fruitiness, and all of the caramel, toffee, and maple with some nice roasted bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is huge with light carbonation and a long malty sweet, lightly fruity, and nicely roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10543) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
2007 bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, bready malt, wood. Thick body, chewy, roast, toffee, candy sugar, boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2016
2014 bottle. Aroma is loads of dark fruit, some bread, brown sugar and caramel. Tastes like a boozy quad or barley wine. Intense with good flavors. Huge caramel and dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar too. Full body and syrupy. Good but I don’t love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2015
dark brown pour dark orange brown head. looks like molasses water. aroma of blackstrap molasses rasins, leather potato chips. Tastes big molasses dark. dark toasts. barleywine halfway to stout. melatonin malt gives deep boil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pours a deep maple color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of maple, caramel and a hint of salt lingers. Smooth sweet and easy to drink with a pleasant boozy heat that lingers to clean up the sweet molasses notes that coat your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. 2010 bottle shared by Steve. I am sitting on a bottle of this from 2012, so glad to know that it will be solid in a couple years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is toffee, raisins, dates, fig, caramel. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a warming boozy finish. Taste is prune, fig, plum, liqueur cherry, vanilla, booze. Hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Beautiful black, with brown head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee. Extra rich and wonderful, but residually rather sweet. $6/10 oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015
So dark, pours a beautiful dark mahogany. dark khaki head. Su-weet—molasses, alcohol. Plum, resin. Powerful stuff, maybe not the best thing to drink on a 96 degree days. I’m free of restriction on 7/4 & this is review 999. Syrupy, dessert beer, rich flavors but more a sherry than beer. Pelican has always leaned toward the British side of styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Cola color with solid gwad. Aroma of caramels dipped in cream. Taste is creamy smooth with faint grass. 2013 vintage

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (1421) - - FEB 8, 2015
Bomber, 2013 vintage. Rich dark fruit aroma with notes of caramel and toffee. Pours Amber-red with a thin tan head that dissipates almost immediately and no lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. Finishes impeccably smooth with a lot of dark fruit flavors and a little bit of warming booze. Fantastic sweet barleywine.

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