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RATINGS: 97   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.


3.6
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle… Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)… Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, swirling, white head. Caramel and grapefruit are the main attractions in the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Well-balanced. Moderately acidic. Pungent, then dry finish. Thanks to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Pours a murky, yeaaty, caramel brown, with a tiny, swirly off white head. Smells of some sweet caramel malt, light bready yeast, and some sweet dark fruits as well. The flavor is pretty hoppy for a barley wine, which stood out alot. Definite big malt presence wa there for balance, wit hthe finish being abound with hop bitterness. Maybe even a touch too bitter in the finish, could have toned it down some. Maybe less hops. Still decent.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Pours ruddy brown with a TON of sediment. So much so that between that, and the rancid flavor, there had to be something wrong here. I could barely drink one sip of this before pouring it out. I hope to come accross this again and try to see if the first one was bad. Until I do, my rating will have to stand.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2580) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
This one from Old MrCrow. Caramle aroma with big sweetness. Slight metallic bitter hops. Big of an unpleasant alcoholic bite on the finish. Reminds me more of a double IPA than a barley wine. Pours cloudy brown with a decent tan head.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2008
22oz bottle. 2008 vintage. pours ruby with thin soapy off white head. aroma is a bit metallic, citrusy hops, caramel malts, also a bit soapy and thin aroma. flavors are citrus and leathery hop notes with caramel malts, the medium tends to feel prickly, and the finish is rather metallic-tiny. perhaps age could help this beer cuz it certainly couldn’t hurt it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
purchased at 99 bottles in federal way, washington. pours a clear copper with a thin egg-shell head. smell of caramel, fruit, spice. taste is watery, spice, pepper, touch of caramel, some fruit, slight bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2008
22. Pours murky, grainy dark brown with thin grayish rim. Big sweet malt nose--brown bread, orange peel, caramel, brown sugar. Medium, cream body that does get a bit watery here and there but still maintains nice dimensionality. The bread and oranges are back for the mid-palate, along with the sugar and caramel, joined by roast and toasted nuts. This has a lot of complexity and would age well--maybe exceptionally well. Surprised how much this one has to offer after just 6 months on the floor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma was a strange candied smell. Tastes of bitter fruit, dry hops, caramel, and spice. Palate had a unique dry feeling. Thanks to Old Mr Crow for this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
solidly strong bite to the nose, classic barleywine aroma. beautiful bronze, faint head. light bodied for a barleywine, the flavors of wood, raw sugar cane and burnt cherry are muted with a chewy leafy hop finish.


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