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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 10, 2008
22 oz. bottle. From trade. No freshness date seen. Poured out a deep caramel color, with a thin, sticky head. Aromas are of roasted malts, some coffee bean, piney hops. Flavors are somewhat strong & pronounced. Coffee bean, roasted malts, alcohol bite mix the flavors up somewhat. Medium mouthfeel, slick and oily. Decent enough beer, but nothing I’d seek out again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2008
22-oz bottle received via trade with 5000. Pours dark reddish brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie), average hops (flowers, perfume), light yeast (dough) with notes of alcohol, dates, port, and apple. Full bodied, creamy to alcoholic texture, sticky texture, and a slightly bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
had at hardliver barleywine festival at brouwer’s in fremont. one of the better selections there. had a tart candiness to it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
bottle, from trade with 5000. Good aroma, sweet. Brady, plum, raisin, wet leather. Muddled orangy brown color, little to no head or lace. Sweet flavor. Very sweet at times. Coffee undertones, has a bitter streak, but not dominant flavor. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel. bitter sweet finish. Kind of liked it,, though this one was a slow drunk beer. I dunno at times I was turned off by the aroma. So it’s a mixed feeling with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle from 5000. Pours a murkey brown color with an amber hue. Aroma of caramel, malt, and light brown sugar. Very malty and thick on the palate. Minimal carbonation. Light fruity flavors are dominated by the caramel malt. Semi sweet light hop finish with some alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with slight white head. Aroma is mostly caramel . Tastes of dark sweet fruits, caramel, toffee, some spice. Palate is sticky and sweet with a noticeable boozy burning. Courtesy of OldMrCrow for this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Courtesy Old_Mr_Crow. Pours a cloudy caramel brown, with a small off white head. Big bread, cracker jacks, cookies, caramel malt, and vanilla stood out. I liked the nose. The flavor is huge sweet malt, maybe a bit too much. Big grape, apple, and other sweeter fruits stood out as well. Tastes like a barley wine although a pretty sweet one. Fairly standard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Dark amber in color. Dark dried fruit in the nose, maybe some figs, some caramel and alcohol. Flavor is fruity as well with a huge alcohol presence. Finish is bittersweet. Mouthfeel is full and pleasantly warm. very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle... Murky, caramel-colored ale with no head. The breadsy, malty nose offers notes of sugar cookie and caramel; simple, but elegant. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Sweet and caramelly. Bittered just enough to prevent cloying. The high ABV is very well hidden. Bittersweet, caramel finish. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mgumby (I think). Definitely the best smelling barley wine I’ve come across. Aroma is a bit like whiskey soaked caramels. A bit of chocolate and a small touch of citrus that must be from the hops. Pours a dark amber with a reddish hue. Handsome looking beer. Taste has a bit of alcohol and bitter hops up front with a really awesome long caramel malt finish. Very tasty and quite drinkable considering the ABV. A quality barley wine.


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