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RATINGS: 288   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chuckaduck (674) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2979) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (3625) - Candiac, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6495) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2635) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a nice velvety beige top. Aroma is plum, raisin, wood and earthy malts. Taste is syrupy sweet malts, raisins, plum and earthy flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
625ml bottle
8.5% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 29, 2012
The beer pours a solid dark brown with black edges, and creamy tan coloured cap. The aroma is grainy malt, some roast, and some metallic hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was roasted malt, metal, and some molasses/maple sweetness in the mix.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
A decent beer, brought in to the LCBO for a decent price of $8. Not what I expect from an English barleywine, very bitter finish, dark bodied, chocolate malts. Let’s see how my aged bottle from Maine holds up over the years.Above average carbonation. Good ingredients, but Not as drinkable as it could be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hungarian_G (90) - - DEC 16, 2012
Pours a dark mahogany with a 2 finger tan head leaving minimal lacing. Aroma of resin, biscuity malts, toffee and dark chocolate. Taste is malt sweetness up front with notes of dried fruits and citrus and a nice hoppy bite. Medium carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel and mild alcoholic and piney hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (613) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
625 mL bottle. Pours a dark brassy amber with a decent off white head. Minimal lacing. Aromas of cocoa, pine, aged malt and roasted cereal. Sweet, but not overly, with a great bitter punch and a lingering dryness. Tastefully complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2692) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
625 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear reddish dark brown with average-sized tan head. Aroma is full of fruit (tropical and dark), caramel, treacle and leather. Flavour is quite malty with rich fruitiness - raisin, cherry, citrus - sweet toffee, brown sugar and leather. Bit of woodiness in the finish. Solid.


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