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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours amber with a thin light tan head. Grassy, herbal hops on the nose...subtle and subdued. Caramel malt on the nose with a bit of sharpness--oak or booze? Taste brings out the grassy hops more, real subdued, bready malt base--not sweet or syrupy, more dry bread. Hops are present all the way through the finish. Thinner than I would have thought, with pretty nice carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
2011-01-29 - shared by jerc & mabel with me and blankboy. 22oz bottle. Fairly clear deep amber with lots of bubbles and very small creamy/frothy off-white head. Roast caramel malt, alcohol, some tart ripe fruit (? apple?) and a decent amount of dry resin bitterness. Taste like a somewhat fruity American barleywine, but thin, not as boozy or, sadly, as hoppy - not bad, but a little on the light side. Light body, average carbonation, and a fairly quick finish with increasing booziness but unfortunately the expected hoppy finish never showed up. Still quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
650ml bottle pours an orangeish brown color with about 2 fingers of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing behind. Aroma is grainy with some fruit and alcohol. Taste is grainy malt sweetness with a bit of fruit and a lingering hoppy bitter finish. A really nice barley wine that I thoroughly enjoyed tasting.

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 (6633) - 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 (7455) - 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 (8666) - 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 (3561) - 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 (10701) - 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.


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