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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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7.5% abv Strong, Dark and Smooth, hold on to your hat cause you’ll lose your feet on this one!" Brewed with pale, dark crystal, Munich, flaked barley, black and chocolate malts. Hops include Cascade, Crystal, Challenger and Perle. " 6 malts...4 hops, no wonder you can’t tell its 7.5% Available in 6 packs and now in 22 oz. bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Brewer said this stuff is brewed in Morrisville, VT in a 7 barrel system. He thought it very important to mention to me twice, so here it is. Also fair to mention there are 6 types of malt. I know I don’t care. I do know I didn’t like it. Maybe use less types of malt and more quality ingredients. Taste more like a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Ruby brown with a small white head. Malt and hop aroma.Bitter/sweet favor,malty, with no finish.Barleywine??? Strong ale maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 Bottled on 3/31/04, drank on 5/28/04 Ruby brown color, spicy hops nose that gives way to sweet malts. Then it falls apart. Weak bodied and watery for a barleywine, watery taste too. This is more like a brown ale than a barleywine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Metallic flavor throughout. Start is chocolatey and bitter. This persists throughout. This is not a barleywine. Tastes more like a porter/stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Dark auburn with a THICK everlasting tan head. Butterscotch, caramel and sweet green apples in nose. Tart candied apple flavor. Though it is a barley wine, it is unusually thin bodied. This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, as it makes it very easily drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
I have to give Matt alot of credit here. In Vermont anything over 8% abv falls under some serious legal stipulation, so making something that resembles a barleytwine under that mark takes some doing. Though it is more of a brown ale it is now one of my house beers. Deep clear brown color with a small head. sweet taste and aroma, but a hint of clensing finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
Body is brown, slightly hazy with a disappointing close to absent head. The aroma reminds rubber (and I think it's the first time I write this...), but also Cortland Apples as well as original pomegranate. It's a little sourish for a barleywine (it's not really a barleywine at all) with definite apple fruitiness as well as celery and bread. Mouthfeel is rather thick and adequate, but the aftertaste is a little unpleasant reminiscent of sweet boiled vegetables if anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
Acid green apple wholeness and yeasty toffee turmoil...Sour grapes staring through an arid, bready moorland...Same apple character and same not-to-style but still somewhat interesting beer as their Whitetail...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Another very light, but very drinkable barleywine, but that label is pushing it slightly. I would not call this the best barleywine, if I would even call it one in the first place, that I have ever had, but it is very mellow and smooth, with alot of flavor. Alchohol is well hidden, the taste is syrupy and sweet, with just a slight bit of hoppy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
pours mohagony, off white head. nice english style celery and herby hop aroma. some dark malt and dried fruits, but the mouthfeel is a little thin for a barleywine. finishes slightly roasty and eathy, but again, thin for a barleywine.

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