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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle courtesy Ibrew2or3. Pours a candy caramel apple brown, with reddish golden highlights and little lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel, pear, some toffee, chocolate, and a nice alcoholic touch. Caramel flavors are front and center, with toasted malts, chocolate, waves of nougat, and rounding out with a nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied, sticky mouthfeel, bitter end balances it out well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy amber with a small light tan head. Aroma is loaded with alcohol and sweet caramel. Taste is alcohol, sweet malt, and caramel. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and hot alcohol. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Rating #1600

Acquired via trade with after4ever. Pours dark brown to copper with a bit of haze and tan head. The aroma is malty sticky sweetness and some medium colored fruity esters. A good dose of alcohol too if the draw goes too long. The taste is sticky malt sweetness blending into fruity esters. Smooth and slick and turning into sugar coated pears along with nice lip smacking residual sweetness. Never gets too warming or hot. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 Bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours amber/brownish. Aroma is of barley and caramel malt. A decent barley beer. Would try it again to give it a better review.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle pours a haz red amber with a small thin lasting sandy colored head. Sweet carmel aroma. Flavor is malty sweet and fairl bitter. Wood and of carmel and vanilla. Moderately bitter. Soft carbonation and a bit of a chalky palatte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3272) - the Containment Area, 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.

   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.

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