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RATINGS: 124   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol and berries, while the flavor is very sweet with strong notes of caramel and malt. Not that complex, but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) A beautiful, clear, reddish beer with a creamy, off-white head. Vinous, raisiny nose. Full-bodied, notes of caramel and LOTS of raisins in the flavour. And then some rather unusual - for its style - ashy edge. Typical - for a Barleywine - somewhat muddy hop profile. Still pleasant. 220406

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24402) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear red coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel and some hints of orange. Sweetish fruity malty dark fruit and caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malry warming dark fruit finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful amber color with copper hue, small creamy head. Moderate malt and caramel aroma, light fudge. Good malt flavor, some caramel, quite sweet but not syrupy; strong bitterness with nice hop resins and light fruitiness. Bold Barley Wine. The final is expectedly long and powerful.
Straightforward American Barley Wine, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13879) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
Murky brown with a caramel head. Malty aroma with figs, plums and canned peaches. Sweet, plummy, burnt raisin flavours. Richly malty, but only slightly chewy. A little tart and vinous in the back - don’t bother aging this one as it may be turning in early.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12949) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a very frothy beige head. Sweet malt aroma. Medium plus body with very mild carbonation. Very little heat. It’s sweet, but there’s some bitter to help balance. Sweet wins though. It is a very tasty ale, and can be quaffed rather than sipped. The aroma becomes strongly caramel, and it is incredibly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some cherry, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy, cherry, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11754) - 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.

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