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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Intensely malty and complex/Rich in hops/Clean dry wine-like finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bomber from Scrizz, shared with dalekliz at her place. Porus orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet and clearly hopped up. Taste is sweet and hoppy, much more like a DIPA to me than a Barleywine, definetly cuts along that mid line.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours deep murky copper brown with thin tan head. The aroma is raisins, prunes, a bit of pine hops and some molasses. Smells nice. The taste has more hops than the nose hinted at. It seems to start with raisins, prunes and super ripe cherries. Quickly solid pine hops and resin goodness surface and take hold of the flavor. It gets a bit crystal malt like toward the finish. Enjoyable product.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
courtesy of ibrew2or3. Pours brown - orange with beige head. Aroma of caramel malts with floral hops. Taste, plenty of caramel, barley and malts. Grainy with a light bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a caramel brown with a nose of caramel, sugar, maple, vanilla, toffee, honey, and aroma hops. Flavor is same with smooth alcohol presence and distinguished hops. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy amber color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of citrus, grapefruit, honey, caramel, some floral hops. Flavor is sweet and malty as well with predominant notes of barley, caramel, toffee, citrus and nuts. Generally medium body with a pleasing bitter malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with caramel and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Re-rate from draft, August 2012 at The Pine Box, Seattle. Rosy orange, bubbly head. Sweet melon, fruity aroma. Watermelon fresh, ice tea. Hot hoppy syrup. Quite interesting and uber tasty. Smart and fun.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Reddish copper pour with lots of sticky lace and a great foamy head. The aroma is toasty, dark fruity, floral, earthy and a touch citrusy. Flavors are extremely similar with soft sweetness, fruit, and hops. Very thin body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bomber that’s been in my cellar for a while. Poured deep garnety-copper with a larger-bubbled ring of tan head.. not the best presentation, but I liked the color. The aroma picked up rich, aged caramelization with darker fruits and toffee.. accents of peppery alcohol and light cardboard.. almost a vinous character at the back, which may be an interesting and welcome byproduct of age. The flavor opened with brighter dried pine needles and peppery notes with aged caramel and pale malts behind.. finished with an abrasive bitterness of unknown origin and some metallic notes. Medium-bodied and increasingly sharp and sour as it progressed.. the overt alcohol notes were held in check.. went downhill from the initial impression.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2008
22 ounce bottle cellared from Belmont Station 2006--Poured deep amber-chestnut body with a small wispy off-white head. Nose of sticky malts (caramel) and grapefruit and pine hops. Great carbonic mouthfeel that bolstered flavor of rich complexities. Very nice hops presence. A wonderful barley wine!


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