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RATINGS: 247   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1564) - 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 (6154) - 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 (8351) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dmcguriman (10) - USA - AUG 15, 2003
Great drinkability. It keeps me coming back for more. That's the problem, my wife banned me from this beer due to what overconsumption of a 7.5% will do!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Dark reddish brown, with a large foamy head. Malty, fruity aroma. Medium bodied, malty with a mild bitterness. I haven't tried too many barleywines, but this is definitely the best I've had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Deep ruby/garnet body, yeast present in the thin head. Rich burnt caramel aroma. Some great sweetness in the malt, burnt notes, caramelly. Finish is fruitier, a bit hoppy, but overall too thin to make this beer "great." Soft, very smooth finish. Very good for a brown ale but not complex or strong enough to really be classified as a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Barleywine...ish was my first impression, but nothing was quite right. color was much to dark, almost black with just a hint of red when held to the light. body was to thin and the flavor was just mildly malty. that said this was by no means a bad beer, but just not what i expect from a barleywine.

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