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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1853) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 31, 2014
750ml bottle: 2010 vintage. This one pours a hazy coppery color. Pretty much no head on it. This has a really nice nose. It’s got a bit of caramel malt, some vanilla, oak and some fruitiness also. The taste is also very good. It has a subdued sweetness from the caramel malt, notes of the vanilla, oak, some faint cherry. This is really an excellent barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1213) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Un beau liquide rouge brique, légèrement voilé, coiffé d’une volumineuse mousse beige qui reste en place longtemps avant de laisser des traces. Un nez de sucre d’orge, de malt et de bois qui semble assez minimaliste et volatile. Le goût est dominé par l’acidité qui s’empresse d’effacer le côté sucré. Corpulence moyenne où sa texture soyeuse se présente avec une sensation granuleuse. L’arrière-goût est plutôt acidulé. (953-301213)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Aroma:Oak nose,vanilla... Appearance:Clear redish,good foam head.. Flavor:Oak flavor,vanilla,light pine hops flavor...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared by beerboxer. 2008 vintage. Pours ruby with khaki head. Aroma of fruits. Lighter malt taste for barley wine. Get hints of old hops that faded away. Aged nicely

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
750 mL bottle. (Acquired from tom10101, I do believe - thanks!) 2012 vintage. Hazy, rusty brown with a lovely light brown head. It has the barleywine sweetness in the nose, but also the woody vanilla of the oak. The taste is milder and more bitter than expected. The oak comes through late. The malt comes out as the beer warms, adding another, much-needed, dimension to this beer. Nice beer, but not as rewarding as I expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a fluffy light tan head. Lots of oak and dark fruits dominating the nose, sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, a little boozy, and a little bit of old piney resinous hops. Pretty sweet oaky note up front on the taste, toffee, piney hops, dark cherries and plums, and caramel. Very smooth tasting beer, but definitely a sweet beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml capsule métallique. Vintage 2012. Un liquide ambrée (cuivré foncé) imposant. Un nez de mélasse, de moût non fermenté, de Pont Jacques-Cartier, de sucre d’orge en formation, d’envie de gerber et d’insuline. Une bouche sucrée, boisée, sucre d’orge liquide avec une certaine amertume en fin de bouche.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3167) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Vintage 2012. Une robe acajou et un col mousseux foncé et respectable. Un premier nez qui n’est pas à la hauteur de mes attentes. Des parfums de malts en ébullition avec un fruité qui semble provenir de l’utilisation de copeaux de chêne. Un deuxième nez et les suivants qui révèlent davantage de douceur. Du caramel foncé ou de la mélasse. Des fruits sombres mais aussi des pommes. Un goût bien malté et fruité avec une vanille latente et un effet terreux. Un alcool bien perceptible. Un corps assez dense avec un apport bien modéré des bulles et une texture légèrement liquoreuse. Une finale chaude et heureusement très peu sucrée. Inintéressante? Je pense que oui.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4369) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
pours hazy light brown with a tall and persistent light beige head, nice lacing. dark red fruits - some cherries, toffee and butterscotch, caramelized hazelnuts in butter, nutty malts, wood, vanilla, spices, bit of dirt and earthy components - inoffensive though, also dust, herbs, grass. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, very nice and balanced grassy-herbal-woody slightly astringent finish. very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a large tan head. The aroma is bourbon, and maybe some oak. The taste is bourbon, malts, minute bitterness. Goes down smooth with perfect carbonation.


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