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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Barley Wine Style Ale is a big beer made with six different malts (Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramunich, Wheat, Chocolate and Roasted Barley) and balanced with a very full hop charge of Summit, Challenger and Fuggles hops. It is a deep reddish brown color with a complex fruity nose, a very full body, and an interesting balance between grains and hops which ends with a pleasing dry taste. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.5% alcohol by volume.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1791) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. This is a real letdown of a barley wine. Its missing so many pieces that i look for. Pass on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours a dark ruby brown with a 1 finger mocha head that forms a ceiling. Good lacing patterns. S - Chocolate covered raspberries, fruity malt, roasted/burnt grain, alcohol vapors. T - Dark fruits-figs, berries, sweet toffee malt, the chocolate seems to stay in the background, brown sugar, toasted brown rice. An herbal cocoa bitterness starts early grows towards the finish. M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is hidden well. The hops kinda threw me off. Moderately hopped for an English Barleywine. I didn’t mind too much though. Drinks good. I would buy this again if it was cheaper. Serving type: bottle 02-03-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (949) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a very dark brown colour with low off white head leaving little lace. Aromas of rich sweet malt, caramel, toasted malts, sweet dried fruits, and a warming alcohol sensation. Flavour is sweet malt, warm alcohol, caramel, dried fruits, mild bitterness and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this. Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, figs, chocolate and nuts. Taste is sweet caramel, figs, dried fruits and a heavy malt profile that finishes with some roast malt bitterness and some alcohol. Overall this is a very good and interesting barley wine however it doesn’t fit the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bouteille 625ml. De couleur brune-rouge foncée et claire. Nez de caramel aux notes rôties et terreuses, léger de sirop d’érable avec des notes de fumée de bois et de houblon herbeux ainsi que des traces de fruits (raisins rouges) et de chocolat noir. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture huileuse. Léger-moyen goût de grains de malt moyennement rôtis et légèrement terreux avec un léger goût de fumée de bois et des traces de bois humide lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen goût de caramel peu sucré et légèrement brûlé avec des notes de chocolat ainsi que des traces de sucre brun et de sirop d’érable puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool avec une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux faibles traces résineuses. Post-goût moyen-long et aux notes sèches, moyennement amer de rôti aux notes brûlées, moyen de houbon herbeux aux notes florales avec un léger goût d’alcool ainsi que des traces de chocolat et boisées.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
625 ml bottle. Pours a ruby-tinted brown with a resilient beige head. Smell is malty and boozy. Taste is very malty, some caramel, not as tasty as I’d expect from a barley wine...Earthy and herbal hops, some lingering herbal hops post-finish. Medium to strong body, smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Not the best of barley wines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a very dark copper with a thick, pillowy beige head; very resilient. Active carbonation. Aroma is berries, vanilla, grass, cereal, spice. Taste is somewhat unexpected; bitter, dry, boozey, bitter fruit peel, grain alcohol and a bitter finish or roast malt and baker’s chocolate. Again, active carbonation keeps things bubbly. This beer caught me very by surprise. There’s something intense and punishing about this beer. I don’t think it’s terrible though. I feel like this would be a great beer to drink to follow a break up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2013
It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was of cocoa, bread and molasses. The taste was of molasses, cocoa and roastiness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Une bouteille du LCBO. Un liquide brun-rouge et une tête qui résiste paisiblement. Un nez de malts grillés, de bonbons au beurre, de sucre caramélisé et, dans une perspective lointaine, de café. Des saveurs amères de grains grillés avec des choses terreuses, de la tire d’érable brûlée et des notes boisées. Une bouche huileuse et un pétillement modéré dans un corps rond. Une finale qui combine une forte amertume de houblons à des notes caramélisées et boisées astringentes. Un truc assez bizarre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5436) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
65 cl bottle @ HBF. Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma is rather malty with some raisins. Flavour has harsh, sweet malt, some raisins, ripe fruits and hints of toffee. Too harsh, a barley wine in English way.

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