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RATINGS: 433   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4398) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Thankfully the clerk at the local shop let me know she thought this was much better close to room temperature. I hadnít heard the best about this one, but was presently surprised. Pours deep bronze / caramel with a beige head. The aroma is quite sweet with breadiness, biscuit, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, chestnet, passion fruit, red grapes and a hint of oak. Full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of biscuit, heavy sweet malt, some oak that seems more nutty than oaky, roasted toffee and some alcohol warmth. The finish adds maple syrup and more oakiness. This was a pleasant surprise. The Missouri brewers seem to be stepping it up lately. Now Iím getting psyched about the Boulevard 750s due out later this year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours copper-brown, massive head that dies slowly, no lacing. Aroma is big brown sugar, woody notes, sharp alcohol, and a lemony note. Flavor is smooth compared to the fresh, un-casked version of this beer. The sharp hops have mellowed down. Starts out sweet, maple syrup, brown sugar, transitions to real woody tones, sharp hops, grassy notes, and one of the longest finishes Iíve ever experienced: brief smoke, tobacco, and an extended fig flavor for minutes afterwards. Definitely buying more to lay down for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - FEB 12, 2007
had this a few times already but most recent is best. aroma is florat, strong caramel, vanilla, and notes of fruitiness. quite nice. taste is sort of candied sweetness. it has caramel, vanilla, and this smooth bourbon tastes similar to a good sipping whiskey. finishes with a wodsy dry bitterness with notes floral character in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is somewhat weak for a Barley Wine. Light notes of caramel, fruit, and alcohol. It pours a transparent amber with a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with caramel, vanilla, and some faint bitter chocolate. The finish has some subtle alcohol notes and light oak. The alcohol increases a touch as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2007
The body is a dark amber hue that is covered by a thin fizzy head for only a few minutes. Warming aroma - caramel, cherries, oak, vanilla, alcohol, light brown sugar, and a soft floral hopping. Smooth. Very fruity to drink but with a sweetness thatís cut by the alcohol, wood, mildly bitter nuts, and a quiet earthiness. Finishes somewhat sweet, sticky, with a low alcohol burn. Very decent beer.

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   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 couldíve 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 couldnít 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...

   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....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9847) - 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!

   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.

   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.

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