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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle sampled at a friends house. From notes. Loads of caramel, citrus and slightly boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6057-20131115] 1pt6floz bottle. Hoppy toasted orange peel aroma. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Boozy roasted orange peel malt flavour has a long sweet boozy finish. Medium-full body. Lovely. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.2
(c/o Ferris)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Beautiful appearance witha caramel body and similiar tan head. Smell is hoppy with a nice malt character. Flavor brings some nice rye which makes the malt bill come alive. Would eb good with caramel rye too I think. Hops are there and give a medium bitterness, Nice smooth mouthfeel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2535) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 10, 2015
On tap at twin anchors. Dark brown with some red. Pretty good head. Lots of sugar in the front with honey. Hop on the back. This is excellent. No heat at all. I would never guess this is double digit abv. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Dark chestnut and cherry hue that is beautiful finished by a tight & thin white head. Caramel and honey sweetness on the beginning that has a subtle spicey rye and roasted note. Good little heat flash at the end to remind you this is a big one. This is a fantastic barleywine plus I am a sucker for marketing as I love the Nina, unicorn vs. whatever theme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 291213

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10199) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7689) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9276) - 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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