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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Rye Barleywine Style Ale. The unicorn may have finally found its match in Death Incarnate. But hold your horned horses, because the unicorn lives to rye another day! What a sickle joke! But, we aren’t tricking you, this barley wine is a real treat, with a rich malt skeleton and a more than paranormal amount of hops. If you’re going to harvest soul-y one beer this season, don’t fear the reaper...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Odense drinking Belgian Beer in February. Copper with a small, but lasting off-white head. Malty aroma with citrus and pine hops and a little dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with quite a bit of almost sugary malt sweetness. Citrus hops and a quite bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13818) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle @ Odense Tasting Feb. 2014. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Caramel, dark fruit, hops, roast and a whisper of alcohol. Full bodied. Lack depth..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (952) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks Jason. Cloudy red sustaining blanket of cap. Aroma rye, raisin, caramel, citrus. Taste is hoppy bitterness, and sweet. Long dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Reasonably clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, brown sugar, caramel, citrus. Medium bodied, fairly bitter on the palate. Taste is citrus peel, dark fruits, pine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1244) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bomber from Bottles & Cans; batch #221/222/223, so early October batch date. Picked up quite fresh, and cellared 3 months - served at cellar temperature. Pours an orangey brown with an orange head leaving some nice stripes of lace on the glass. Aroma is holy hops! Lovely fruits, heavy citrus, sweet pine, and grass. Taste is sweet fruits, caramel, citrus, pine and heavy resin. Very sweet, between the fruitiness and the malts, and super hoppy. Medium bodied and very sticky. Finishes super sweet and somewhat alcoholly. Not sure what a great barleywine "should" be, but a brew that tastes like a very good - if sweet and fruity - DIPA would be a very good beer in my book. Very enjoyable ... if sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Murky deep brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, bread, toffee, toast, caramel and grapefruit. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of red berries, caramel, biscuit, toffee, citrus and pine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear brown colored with a nice off white head. Aromas of dried fruit, sweet malt, resin, caramel, tropical fruits and some alcohol. Sweet and bitter flavor with notes of grapefruit and caramel. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1551) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Lazy new years rating. Good looking, hoppy nose, fat and filling, warming, caramel malt, good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5865) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Johns, Århus newyear tasting. Pours hazy dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, rye, sweet dark fruit. Flavor is malt, rye, caramel, rich dark fruit, bitter fruity hops, light boozy. Full body, soft carbonation, bitter finish with some warming alcohol. 291213

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13943) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, burnt sugar and hops. Bitter finish.


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