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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
This beer is aged on new Missouri oak. The wood has a medium toast, which helps to caramelize the sugars in the oak and adds a nutty character to the beer as it soaks into the wood. Leave the corkscrew in the kitchen drawer and pop open a beer that will reward you with more flavors than most wines can dream of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to tderoeck! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Dark amber, little head. Nose is oxidized, caramel apple, lots of sugar, lightly herabL. Taste is oxidation, sugar, herbal, cooked brown apple, lots of tea, caramel. Little in the way of carbonation, melted candy sugar body. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11358) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Lightly unclear dark orange color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a slight sweetness, some alcohol, oak, caramel, wood. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Pours rather clear dark amber . Smell is sweet , forest leaves . Taste is sweet, fruity ,bit booze . Caramel in the finish . Very nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Deep caramel color with a small head. Nose is strong tofdee and twirlers candy. Old cherry preserve. Some pepper and bread. Flavor of strong toffee and coffee cake. Caramel. Smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1297) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Amber colour, high alcoholol, caramel, malts, some chocolate, little bourbon and vanilla. Nice but wouldn't want to drink a whole glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3345) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large 2011 bottle. Pours clear dark copper with a decent head. A faint tart note along with low sweetness, distinguished this from other barleywines in a tasting session. O: Excellent but not superb in all respects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7437) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a caramel brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, some citrus, oak, some earthy bitterness, warming alcohol, medium plus body, solid bw.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, small team had, minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy vanilla, oak, toffee, jack Daniels. Flavor is oaky, lots of vanilla and whiskey, orange. Fully sweet, light bitter, just a touch of astringent. Medium body, little carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3424) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, 2012 vintage, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 28 2014; eye: dirty brown with caramel hue, hazy, nice beige head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: bittering hops, malt, caramel, slight fruity; mouth: bittering hops, malt, caramel, acridness, nrown sugar, light astringency, alcohol, toffee, slight fruity, rum, acrid finale with presence of caramel, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, mildly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, millésime 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 novembre 2014; œil : brun sale avec une teinte caramel, trouble, belle mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : houblon amérisant, malt, caramel, très léger fruité; bouche : houblon amérisant, malt, caramel, âcreté, cassonade, légère astringence, alcool, toffee, très léger fruité, rhum, finale âcre avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture moyennement râpeuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle: Poured a brown color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of caramelized malt with some toffee notes and some residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by caramelized malt with some light toffee notes with quite a bit of residual sugar with light oak notes. Body is a bit light for style with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol. Not bad overall but too much residual sugar for my own taste.

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