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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...


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (182) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a very dark ruby/copper with a decent size, surprising mocha head. Very little lacing. Nose has a very unique combination of sweet citrus and coffee. Some caramel mixed with chocolate, roasted malts, tangerine, pineapple, mango and raisin. Mouth is very bitter and pungent. A mix of pine and citrus. It is balanced out by the sweetness of the rye and dry caramel. A lot of dried cherry, raisin and fig. Very good. It left a slight alcohol burn, but it wasn’t overpowering.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
65 cl bottle @ Timo A. Thanks lusikka! No freshness info.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Lots of hops on the nose, some caramel malts, grape fruits, some malty bone is there also. Lots of hops on the flavor also, resin, mild caramel malts and some grape fruits. More like and DIPA or American Strong Ale at this hop stage, might turn out as a Barley Wine later. Very tasty and aggressive anyway, seems very fresh.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
650 ml bottle with a small head. Thanks lusikka. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Rich aroma of caramel, floral notes, grapefruit and grass. Flavour of rich grapefruity bitterness, heavy caramel, pine, some resin, biscuit and herbs. Full bodied and thick mouthfeel. Very long, lingering bitter, heavy finish. A heavy strong ale with nice hoppiness. At this point I would not call this as a barleywine, but more of an American strong ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Joris at his place, many thanks! Beautiful deep amber-red pour with creamy off white foam. Aroma is quite rich and malty, nice english barleywine character, rich toasted and caramel notes, light leafy hoppiness. Taste is sweet, a bit too boozy but at least it doesn’t feel like a million IBU’s amercian BW style, rich caramel malty notes, figs, nice grassy hoppiness. Palate is full, a little too sweet, med carbonation. Good american barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle sampled at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, citrus and slightly boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Poured from 22oz bomber I've had for awhile. Dark almost brown color with a tiny layer of off white head. Plum and fruit aroma. Taste is cherry plum pine and a very sweet after taste. Somewhat bitter. Not bad for this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2162) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 5, 2014
Dark brown colour with a frothy and creamy off white head with good duration and very nice lacework. Aroma has notes of caramel, very malty, sweet sensation and ripe red fruit. Flavor has notes of caramel, barley, rye, notes of toffee and ripe red fruit with a sweet mouthfeel at the beginning and more bittery in the final. Creamy and smooth on palate with a medium alcoholic mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle @ home … It pours cloudy brown with a medium fluffy light tan head… hoppy, barley, caramel, sweet dark fruits, toasted, citrus, light pine, orange… very nice …..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Cloudy red/browm - white head. lots of barley, honey and caramel like sweetness, lots of dark berries, nice malty, tobacco, fruity, citrus, cactus, orange, ok bitterness, humongous malty/baley body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium brown color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light roasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, alcohol, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, grapefruit, licorice hops, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticly, carbonation is soft. [20131229]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma with piney hints. Sweetish malty spicy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy hoppy caramel finish.


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