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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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At 10.5% alcohol by volume, barley wine style ale is in a class all its own. Intense caramelized flavors create sweetness which is balanced by huge additions of Galena hops. Cascade aromatic hops are added at the end of the boil to compliment this strongest of ales.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some cherry, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy, cherry, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Full body, some stickiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8124) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
Draft - Caramel, buttery Woody notes. Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet butterscotch, caramel and Woody bitterness. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4952) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Somewhat murky dark orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary, caramel, rotting fruit, and harsh bitterness. No thanks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Vacation 2011 - Seattle and Olympic National Park

8/15/2011: Port Townsend Barleywine... Malty and rich; a bit underattenuated, but I prefer barleywine that way.

Draught at Port Townsend Brewing Company in Port Townsend, WA. Rating #121 for this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar and toffee. Taste is the same.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2674) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, June 1, 2013. Dark amber, no head. Light aroma of barley sugar, hints of herbs. Herbs dry taste and a little spicy, a little malted barley, dry bitterness. Strong but not the intensity of its style!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours hazy light brown-reddish with a minimal light beige head. cherries (!), nice caramel and toffee, even more butterscotch, booze, grassy, earthy. average carbonation, medium body - oily. medium complexity but most definitely what you would expect from a bw. good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1156) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bière brumeuse teintée de cuivre. Le nez est sucré et typiquement «vin d’orge», disons-le. En bouche, le brunch sucré nous en met plein les papilles. J’aurais aimé adorer, mais ça manque un peu de subtilité.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful amber color with copper hue, small creamy head. Moderate malt and caramel aroma, light fudge. Good malt flavor, some caramel, quite sweet but not syrupy; strong bitterness with nice hop resins and light fruitiness. Bold Barley Wine. The final is expectedly long and powerful.
Straightforward American Barley Wine, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bomber. Appearance is a cloudy brownish amber color with a thin cap of foam. The aroma is dominated by caramelized sugar sweetness, dark fruits and malt. As expected, the flavor is heavy on the brown sugar, toffee and caramel along with notes of black cherry, dates, raisins and rum. Body is moderately thick and creamy with soft carbonation and a malty, alcohol warming finish. Well done English style Barley Wine.


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