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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Our Barleywine Style Ale is rich & malty with hints of fruity esters & a well-hopped finish. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit & rich cheese on a cold, winterís night, or lay it up & savor it with a friend for a special summer treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3401) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Bomber from...Potsdam?, shared at NYE. Clear copper with a decent light tan head. Rich sweet maltiness, light butterscotch, a bit resinous and peppery, lots of alcohol, citrus fruitiness. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. Intensely malty with big peppery, resinous hops, brothy, caramel, sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2009 vintage at Churchkey. Ruddy pour, small off white head. Aroma of cherries, grapes, caramel, chocolate, roast, fig, and prune. Taste follows, sweet and boozy. Great, viscous and full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5984) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Well done and easy drinking for style. Pours cloudy brown with good head. Citrus and some tang in finish. Some booze. Well done, and my kind of barley wine. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Draft at Churchkey (2013 and 2009 vintages). First, itís cool there are a bunch of vintage smutty beers on draft on a Monday night. Clear amber pour - 2013 has a bunch of head, 2009 has practically none. I must be getting burnt out on rating, because my impression of 2013 was "American barleywine; thick, syrupy beer concentrate; the usual" and my 2009 impression was "an old, stale, lifeless version or 2013." Anyway, sweet or oxidized depending on year; full body, slick texture. Overall: totally fine for what it is, but at this point in life itís nothing I really want to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle at Martins place. Cloudy amber body with a low head. Dried fruit, citrus and malt together with light syrupy brown sugar. Strong alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pretty clean for a barleywine! A bit hoppy but still drinkable. Iím a fan! Give it a shot!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber body with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, bubble gum, alcohol and earthy hops. Taste is sweet, thick caramel, coffee, sweet fruity finish. Robust alcoholic and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Surprised at how thick a head and the amount of lacing this had for a barleywine. A little boozy on the finish, but it is a barleywine. Solid beer by style and price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 650ml bottle, 06/06/15, thanks bluus. Pours auburn with a nice brownish head. Aroma is semi-sweet, a wallop of caramel and resin. Dried fruit, some date. Taste follows along the same lines, some liquorice. Full Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5016) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2011 vintage purchased at the brewery today for a reasonable $12.50. Spilt 2/ways with Willrunforbeer. Mostly clear amber in color with fast dying head. Aroma is exactly as it should be, dark fruits, toasted grain, barley, earth malts. What surprised me the most about the flavor is it does not show any oxidation. The finish is sweet without any cloying affect. The alcohol is almost completely hidden with just the lightest warming after the swallow. This is well worth the money I spent on a brewery aged beer.

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