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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Vintage 2004 Pours sparkling clear dark amber, with ruby hues. A beige, dense head rose to an inch and slowly receded to an opaque skim coat on the surface. Some nice webs of froth cling to the glass. Aromatics are vineous and malty. A large red wine character meshed with crystal malt waft upward. Raisiny alcohol notes come forward along with hints of vanilla and smoke. A bit sweet but quite complex. Medium bodied but very sticky and a bit syrupy. The pallet leads off with more red wine and sweet malt. Scortched sugars and cherry cough syrup continue, with port-soaked raisins and grape tannins coming through as it warms. Finishes a bit hot and sweet, with lingering warmth and a firm bitterness. Still a little rough around the edges after 3 years, and quite unique for a Barleywine. The "Reserva" moniker on the label is well deserved.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3821) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bomber from jjpm74; Thanks! Nose of prunes, caramel sweetness, and a vanilla note; cloudy rusty red/prune color with a small straw head; flavor is raisiny, with light hop bitterness, and a toffee note. Finish is light bitterness and some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Solid hoppy nose with plenty of sweetness. Lots of hops and a little tea in the body. Not as sweet or malty as Iíd expected given the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Picked up single 22-oz bomber at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA. Pours a cloudy caramel amber with some particles and a creamy thin tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, flowery hops, some earthy herbs and a touch of plums. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, creamy with flavors of iced tea, citrus zest and some tart cherry. Finish is slightly dry with an iced tea aftertaste. A pretty nice hoppy barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet caramel, cherry/plum. Taste is medium malt-sweet caramel, a bit syrupy cherry/plum, light hops tingle. Easy drinking. OK/mild carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
22 oz. bottle.Pours a reddish brown color with very little head.Has a floral hop and caramel sweet aroma. I left this alone in the glass for a few minutes to warm up. The sweet essence of cinnamon , honey , and white chocolate travel with this brew along with a subtle hop tang to balance. Full bodied but not syrupy, it is highly drinkable. Has a mild alcohol flavor to finish. I didnít cellar this bottle but it has the nuances of an aged Barleywine. A pleasent surprise.Jan 2004

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was fruity and semi-sweet with a light hop. Earthy and dirty. The flavor was fruity and malty with a mild tartness to it. Dry moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark amber, scant beige head, lightly sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor with lots of earthy bitterness and a touch of tartness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2007
I am a sucker for the b wine, but rating his as such - it pales in comparison to itís competitors. Definitely "Not Bad". Did have a fair amount of chud pour out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ruby-brown with a wispy head. Aroma is damn sweet, with lots of brown sugar and a hint of maple. Body is medium and slightly sticky. Flavour has a good balance of sweet, dark malt and resiny hops. Needs a bit more oomph, but itís still quite decent.


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