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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Dark amber, white head, heavy lacing. Caramel, nutty aroma. Full bodied and intense. thick

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
Bottle [22oz] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a hazy amber with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is malty along with some alcohol, hops and dark fruit. Flavour’s also malty, a bit sweet, along with some light herbal hops, dark fruit and molasses. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
[3583-20110129] 650mL bottle. Sugary toasted malt aroma has a little leafy toffee. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy tan head. Sweet toffee caramelized earth flavour has a long sweet toasted malt aftertaste. Medium-full body. Interesting to try, borderline bitterness is good. (7/3/7/3/16-) 3.6
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
2011-01-29. Hazy orange amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma starts alcoholic, modest hops, toasty/caramel accents. 6+ Flavour is fairly bitter, moderate hop character is a bit muddled at times. Modest caramel notes in the malty base. Smooth average plus palate. 3+ Okay, doesn’t quite all come together for me but still enjoyable. Bottle from the brewery, about 4 months old

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22 oz bottle. Deep clear brown with a garnet tint. Nose is caramel, grass and cherry. Medium body with zesty carb. Taste is caramel, apple, grapefruit and pine. Nice balance with the hops providing a brash finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of scrizzz, in Mystery Swap 4.0 so long ago. Opened 10/13/10. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a medium frothy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, berries and peppery hop notes. The taste is toffee, caramel and bitter herbal hops. The bitterness mellows a bit as the beer hits room temp, but its still rubbing me the wrong way. Decent barleywine, just not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Served on tap at the brewery. The appearance is a clear golden to light copper hue with a thin white head. The nose is full of caramelzation, malts, and a nice earthy hop. The flavors are sweet with caramel, toffee, and toasted malts. The mouth is medium to full bodied, the sweetness does well at not becoming cloying. Overall a decent above average barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel / toffee, dried dark fruits and molasses. Flavour of treacle / toffee, sweet dark /dried fruits and a sticky finish. Rich and complex - delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Dark brown pour, minimal head on it. Not too complex as barley wine goes... sweet brown sugar, vanilla, leafy hops, moderate fruitiness. Warm alcohol finish. Not terrible, but it didn’t stand out much amongst barley wines.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. The aroma is nice; sweet strawberries and other fruits, rich caramel. A sweet and very dry BW; rich caramel, heat from the alcohol, dark fruits, sweet rich malts. Good.


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