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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Barley Wine Style Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 10.50% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Thin off white lacy head. Clear dark rich ruby red fizzy color. Rich toasted toffee mild hop front. Mild sweet tangy rich toffee black cherry fig malty body. Mild hop hot EtOH spicy end. Over balanced strong, but not bad. Sampled 6/6/2009. 2 @ $6.99 Each.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy tarnished copper with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of prune, molasses, fig, carmel, toffee and sherry. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, molasses, toffee, fig, dates and sherry with a smooth warming lingering fruity malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4172) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye11. The smell is malts, caramel, hops, fruits, sweet, and alcohol. The taste is sweet, caramel, fruits, caramel, more fruits, toffee, and nice. The look is cloudy, amber in color, and has a light head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2010
classic amber pour from a barley wine, nice off white soapy head. Flavor is full of toffee, caramel, and just a touch of hops. Flavor follows through. Lots of nice caramel and toffee in this one. Definitely hits the english side of things, but Iím not sure how old this bottle is. A touch of veggies gets in the way of the experience, but I only noticed it at the end. Bold finish, a mild sweetness helps balance everything out without being cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (919) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
caramel malt and spicy hops make me sneeze. second day of a surprised cold (just as the temp nears 70), in a way surprised I can smell that much, hops more assertive in the flavor, citrus mostly, still some caramel and alcohol, quickly warming. the flavors donít quite blend but no one goes too far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, new leather, cherry, florals, toffee, and bread. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, earth, and raisins with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off-white head. aroma was caramel, malt, and slight raisin. flavor was pretty much the same. body was heavy with low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with a ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, caramel, and sweet bread. Taste of toasted caramel, alcohol, raisins, rum, with a good oily slick finish, and a medium bitterness. Creamy too. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with no head and a hazed golden body. Aroma of alcohol, caramel and dates. Taste is caramel, quite malty, alcohol and very nice overall (not very descriptive, I know). Low carbonation.

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