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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This vintage ale undergoes a 3 hour boil to create a complex layer of malt character including caramel, toffee, ripe fruit, and leather. The floral and earth-toned Kent Goldings hops add a soft background of spice giving depth to the malt flavors and providing an overall balance. It has been aged for 6 months in oak barrels to allow time for this big beer to mature and mellow. At 10% ABV, it’s made to be laid down like a fine wine. If stored properly this barleywine should keep well for upwards of 10 years. Drink one now, save more for later!


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Looks like murky water. Small white ring head. Carmel toffee aroma. Tons of toffee flavor and oaky malt. Smooth body. Rich flavor. Mild presentation. No sign of the 10%. Damn fi.e.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy white head. The aroma is brown sugar, smoke, wood. Medium mouthfeel with light smoke, caramel, and boozy finish. Decent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KamGoPro (103) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bright amber hazey color, date on bottle 10/10/12. Enjoyed 5/18/14 Smells of nutmeg, orange peel/citrus. First flavor is strong smokey oak and mellow malts. Has a subtle bitterness that balances the sweetness. (Refreshing citrus oak perfect bitterness amazing! )

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium fizzy off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of tropical fruits, caramel malt and oaky tannins. The finish is malty with lingering fruity esters in the aftertaste. Interesting beer overall that I initially thought was a strong Saison of some sort. Decent overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Waxed bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours hazy orange with a 3 finger creamy off-white or beige head. Aroma is amazing fruit and oak. Full bodied - possibly due to the strong carbonation. Not sparkling - just a lot. Flavor is toffee, light stone fruit, lots of oak/wood, and something like barnyard/leather. Like a light touch of brett. This was bottled 10-8-12. One can only imagine what it will be like in the future. Good stuff indeed.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Tasted in 11/2012 (Backlog). Hazy amber orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is slightly tart like sour wine, plum, oak. Taste is tart as well, with notes of vinegar, yeast, raisin. Possibly infected?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8780) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to Tim. Pours dark orange with off white head. Nose and taste of ripe fruit, caramel, toffee, earthy citrus and old citrus peel. Medium body. A touch over carbonated. Might have a slight infection, but still good. Hoppy. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Muddy amber, thick, dirty, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Sweet pine and citrus nose.   Otherwise soft caramel and fruity notes, very soft.   Airy and citrusy on the tongue, powdered sugar sweetness.   Not as much malt as I would have liked.   Seems moreso simply a big Red or Amber.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   As it warms a bit more caramel fruitiness comes out on the backside.   Strong citrus notes, pith and peel, with some pine.   A bit more caramel on the nose, candied citrus peel.   While not overly bitter, it doesn’t deliver as much malt as I would like.   It however, has a decent amount of sweetness given that its not overly bitter.   Respectable at least.   Thanks Bill!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21310) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white ehad. Fruity aroma of brett and berries. Fruity flavour of caramel, oak, vanilla, brett and berries. Bretty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is tangerine, spice, ripe fruit, orange, clove, coriander, toffee, citrus, tart fruit, wood and brett. Taste is moderate sweet and light tangy. Body is medium, texture is light sticky, carbonation is lively. Finishes sweet and bitter with a long bretty-spicy note.


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