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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a big beige head. Malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body with a light alcoholic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32908) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol and berries, while the flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel and malt. Not that complex, but still nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2006
2005 Vintage - Pours a hazy brown color, with a small but ample off white head. Aroma is full on brown and candi sugars, very sweet and full of even sweeter fruitiness. Flavor is rich and malty, sweet breads, fruit cake, and the addition of some bitter hoppiness shines through as well. Great dark fruitiness, dates and raisins invade your tastebuds. Quite yummy, if you are looking for a richer in character barleywine, a definite after dinner sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Red brown ale with no head. Lightly smoked raisiny malt aroma. Sweet candi sugar taste with smoked malts and warm alcohol. May 2005, Capflu’s BW tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2005
22 oz bottle. Dark brown, crystal clear beer with a thick tan head. Sweet clear malty aroma, big fruity aroma, some spicy and citrus hops, a bit of bready and toasty finish. Flavour is very sweet and fruity as well. Nice interesting yeast, blackberry/cherry, sweet plummy malts, brown sugar, bready, with a light citrus hop flavour, peppery, slightly alcoholic finish. Much better than I expected.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Cloudy brown w/ a slight mahogany hue & frothy, light brown foam. Roasty/burnt aroma of chocolate, caramel, & nuts. Mild phenols evident. Syrupy feel. Flavour is sweet & malty w/ somewhat unpleasant notes of pepper, ash, & stale nuts.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
Almost absent head covers the dark mahogany hue. The nose announces a serious beginning of oxidation right off through its madeira flavors. Straightforward burnt toast, chocolate and caramel offerings feels a bit like déjà vu. All about the malt. The close to roasty, calcinated crust flavours continue on the tongue for a long time, in the end dominating the sweet aspects. Coppery, slightly astringent finish is very dry, but not quite bitter, definitely not from the hops anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3027) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
Aroma:chocolate aroma,light burn aroma... Appearance:Dark brown,light head... Flavor:Chocolat,and burnt toast.......

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Round maltiness, chocolate, raisins and floral hops in the ashy, smokey, burnt, roasty aroma. Opaque mahogany brown body with ruby tones is topped by a thin ring of fine-bubbled head. Very sweet in the mouth with an ashy character and floral, orange hop notes leading to a bitter, roasty finish. Smokiness and roasted bitterness linger on the tongue. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled with CapFlu, Goldorak, Joey_Capps, Olivier_MTL, Lubiere and MartinT.


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