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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Murky brown with a caramel head. Malty aroma with figs, plums and canned peaches. Sweet, plummy, burnt raisin flavours. Richly malty, but only slightly chewy. A little tart and vinous in the back - donít bother aging this one as it may be turning in early.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2005
Great sweet aroma, big sweet grainy flavor hinting towards french bread yeastiness and some dried figs. Great palate too, sweet and sticky with a nice hum of alcohol warmth. Not too unique, but very very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours amber/copper, with a tan head. Aromas of butterscotch, sweet malt, fruit, and some hops. Not as sweet as the aroma would suggest, with the butterscotch and hops coming thru the most. Very interesting and somewhat different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2005
Dark copper, light brown color with a nice, well-lacing, frothy tan head. Sweet caramel butterscotch with a touch of green hoppy pine. Body starts with a nicely balanced caramel sweetness and resiny hop bitterness, finishing semi-dry with hints of tartness. Nice, flavorful and drinkable barleywine. Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2005
Poured a slightly hazy reddish orange color with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma was fruity and malty with a touch of alcohol. Sweet malty flavors with a nice bitter finish. Medium to full body with a good warming sensation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2005
Dark rufous with light specks. Quick foam falls into nothingness. Ripe tropical fruits on the nose with candied malts, pine tar, and solvent-like alcohol. Restrained carbonation with scattered prickliness. Sugarcane-sweet with sharp alcohol notes, initially, yet evenly juicy and profusely padded with polished tropical fruit and berry esters. Tongue-numbing mixture of alcohol and hop pungency punctuates the well-aged breadiness of the malt. Sugary grit lurks beneath the slick fruitiness. Cedary-alcohol astringency lends enough dryness to quell much of the sweetness while intensifying the pungent citrus rind hop bitterness that flourishes in the finish. Pretty simplistic, but unexpectedly sound.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (155) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Beautiful Barleywine, a perfect cross between the medicinal flavor of an Old Foghorn, and the citric hop sledgehammer of a Bigfoot. Head pours a generous beige. Nose is caramel, banana, fig and a little raisin, with a slight citric hoppiness. Body is slightly syrupy, but not too thick, and the palate is complex, with caramel, fig/date, mandarin orange, and tangerine, all umderpinned by a candylike (lifesaver) flavor that meshes beautifully with the Cascade hop citrus. Certainly sweet, but in a savory way, well short of cloying, despite the long finish. A winner, thanks Skip! I owew you somew more absinthe sampling for this one. Continued luck in your relatively new venture...we miss you in Bellingham!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Out of the bottle this brew pours a dark ruby red with a mild white head. Warm fruity malts mix with hints of caramel in the aroma. Taste begins with a warm caramel sweetness up front, followed with just a touch of dark fruit notes and some earthy malts, and a medium citrusy hop finish. I think this could use some more aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Thanks to batkins for this one. Big, sweet malty, tasty, this is a very enjoyable barleywine. drink it at slightly below room temp

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Thanks for this brew Andre. Pour is a gorgeous amber/ruby, with a cream head that is thick and lasting. Very malty, with sugar, brown sugar, caramel, and syrup. Taste is nice and subtle without overwhelming you. Sweet, but very nice. A bit of tea and caramel are the main characteristics I get out of this brew.

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