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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
7.5% abv Strong, Dark and Smooth, hold on to your hat cause youíll 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 canít tell its 7.5% Available in 6 packs and now in 22 oz. bottles.

sstackho's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 22, 2008
Single 12oz bottle, consumed in August 08, purchased back in April 08 - I think it was from Charles Street Liquors in Boston. They are known to have some pretty old stock sometimes, and this one is difficult to place. The side label has a notch beside March, but no year listed. So with that out of the way, what do we have here. We have a very dark brown pour with little head. Pretty nice aroma - a little sweet, and I’m oddly getting some coffee notes. First taste follows the nose - and it’s pretty good. A bit of sweetness, but certainly not too sweet as I find some barleywines. And there’s certainly a lot of roasty coffee flavours here. I’m no barleywine expert, but I wasn’t expecting that from the style. This is more along the lines of a stout, in my opinion. Which is just fine for me, since there are a lot of barleywines that are not to my liking. Not what I was expecting, but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Sweet grape and caramel aroma. Sweet taste with spicy undertones throughout. Not as bad as the score led me to think it would be. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigda83 (538) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Draft sample at the source. Poured a clear amber color, tiny bubbly tan head. Aroma or caramel, sweet malts. Flavor had some toffee and caramel. Very light and thin for a baley wine. Soft carbonation, smooth finish. More of an amber feel to me than barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a dark hazy amber color with a slim quarter fingerís worth of white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. The smell starts off with a semi-sweet cooked caramel malt trying to blend with light vanilla and herbal/tea-like qualities running over some light cooked cocoa tones. The taste pretty much copies the aroma decently. Thereís no aftertaste but it does have a slight smooth semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation hits just a tad harder than other Barleywines Iíve had. Overall, mostly average barleywine with a mouthfeel that probably could be tamed a tad more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Sample at Rock Art, very clear amber color, fast dying head. Aroma is stale English malts, caramel, mild toffee and house yeast. The flavor is much the same. Very mild example of a barely wine. Well, it did start over 10 years ago...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Taster at the source. Four beers into an 8 beer flight and the best thing on my flight board so far is the oyster crackers. Aroma is caramel, Robotussin. Starts watery and sugary sweet, then finishes with straight up bitter. I hope it gets better from here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Taster at the source pours amber with an off white head. Aromas of fruit malt caramel and light florals. Taste is sweet with carmel notes and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip Beer #106. Keg at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, mild toasted malt, floral notes. The taste is dry toffee, herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ffaoe (356) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
nice malty slight chocolate aroma. dark red/brown with little head. taste is of darker caramel malts roasted barley. good body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2184) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle from Lisaiís. Amber with ring and lace. Mild aroma of woody hops and caramel brown sugar and fruitcake. Burnt caramel and and some tangy fruity sweetness with medium bitter woody and herbal bitterness. Fairly dry (a little cold). Medium body. Not a bad beer, but I wouldnít call it a barley wine. Definitely a better IPA than Long Trailís new Sick Day. Very good, but points off for style because if people came looking for a barley wine, I would not really recommend this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1090) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Thinner body for the style. Mainly malt and earth complexion. Some dark fruits. I can barely pick out the barley and chocolate, itís coming across as dirt to me. The taste tapers away leaving a malty residue. Inoffensive but uninspiring as well.

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