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RATINGS: 242   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Pours a deep amber with a tan loosely knit head. Aroma is of Light pine and a hdgepodge of malts, nothing really defines the aroma. The body is awefully light for the style. The Flavors are again a hodgepodge of biscuits, cookies and grapefruit but nothing really takes charge to define the beer. Finishes fairly dry but certainly no heat. Not a bad beer per se, but unfortunately due to alcohol limits in VT, this just can’t be considered a barleywine, a descent American Strong Ale but not Barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2076) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and fruit. Taste is caramel and grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1269) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Un vin d’orge mince, aux couleurs plutôt pâles, avec un pétillement presque frétillant ; en nez, ce sont de petits fruits rouges, ainsi qu’un peu d’alcool (malgré son taux assez bas), Les saveurs sont justes, quoiqu’un peu retenues, timides. Dans son style, elle est en entrée de gamme, un vin d’orge de débutant en quelque sorte. Agréable, mais loin d’être marquant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
More like a brown ale. Lots of caramel in the aroma and flavor. Very lively carbonation. Not much of a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (159) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of dried fruit. Flavor hints at caramel and fruit. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Great flavor and smoothness with a lot of character... Lacks some of the boldness of other barley wines i have tasted but overall a great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
12oz bottle via John. Dark, semi-ruby amber with a light beige head that fades to nothing. Slightly stale and wet hops, stale caramel, pear, light alcohol, thin and light carbonation, off malty finish. Did not enjoy this one - not well balanced and the maltiness is not pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2262) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
10/10/2013. On tap. Copper color with a tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, dried fruit, caramel. A little mild for a barley wine, yet the alcohol never shows through. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Smells more malty than hoppy. Don’t care for how it looks also. Taste caramel and somewhat chocolately. Flavor isn’t impressive at all. A creamy texture is its only redeming value. Avoid this one and choose a different Barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12 0z. bottle. Pours dark brown, filtered. Head is surprisingly light for such a dark malt, lacing and head retention are average but ok when you consider the 7.5% ABV. Sell is musty hops, some dark fruit (plum perhaps?) citrus and yeast. taste is bitter malt with a bit of sweetness followed by increasing bittering hops, maybe a bit of raisin in there. This is a very drinkable beer, but when I rate this based on the style, something is way off. Not enough alcohol or malt complexity to be a barley wine. Too low in ABV to age it, which is one of the best characteristics of a barley wine. Not a bad beer, just think they should call it something different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny to brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel, and nutty malt, peach and pear fruity esters with spicy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced, medium bitterness, alcohol spiciness, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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