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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Shame on you murawksi....Schalfly deserves some props...competing with AB in their hometown is no small feat. I will take a counter point to your review and say that as a Schlafly fan, I was as not impressed with the barleywine as I could’ve been. I had purchased this special request from my local liquor store for $8.99 for a 750ml. I found my bottle overly sweet with a banana flavor that I just couldn’t get used to. Bad bottle? Who knows....One good thing...the alcohol content was well masked by the flavor...as evidenced by my headache the next day...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Burnt amber, white fizzy head. Complex nose as it warmed with notes of candied tropical fruit, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and soft booze. Fruity oak flavors throughout, touches of vanilla, coconut, and faint bourbon tones are well balanced by the high hop undertone. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, lightly sweet alcoholic finish. Thanks for sharing Hopscotch....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle... Hazy, dark orange ale with a small, frothy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of juicy tropical and citrus fruits, vanilla, coconut and oak. Well-balanced flavor. Boozy, with sourmash, caramel and coconut and medium bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Finishes warm and lightly sweet. Big THANKS to vyvvy for the bottle!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
This is probably one of the worst barleywines ive ever tasted. Aroma had a little oak and some brown sugar. Sweet and had a taste similar to paper. I dont know what it was about this but i just did not enjoy it that much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Shared at Columbus Tasting V.Very sweet with brown sugar and oak in the aroma.Pours brown with a light head.Alcohol and sweet malt stand out in the flavors.Medium mouthfeel with a lot of alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle shared at the Columbus Tasting V: Copper with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, oak, and brown sugar. Flavor, brown sugar, some bitterness to it, a bit of oak as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2007
From a 750 ml bottle I got in a trade with Duane. The body was light amber with a medium khaki colored head. The aroma was sweat, pears and caramel. There was also almonds and a hint of the oak. I like that the barrel aged character was relatively subtle. The taste had some toasted almonds with some toffee and light oak. There was a decent roasted finish. Another good one from Schlafly, but still not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Sampled at Columbus tasting. Dark reddish brown. Spicy! Smelled great, taste was a lot of alcohol. Toffee, and grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
750ml bottle from Duane - Shared at Columbus Tasting V - Pours Dark amber with a short offwhite head and some light lace. Aromas of oak, grapefruit hops, alcohol, and toffee. Flavor is oak, caramel, grapefruit. Smooth body with a rather hot finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pours fairly brown with very slight light tan head. Aroma is mostly oak, some grapefruity hops, and cooked sugars. There’s some fruit and hops in the flavor, but the alcohol warmth and oak makes this seem more like booze than beer. Its not a bad drink. Maybe it could improve with time. But for now, go with the BA Imp Stout.


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