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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
thanks Styles. Pours a ruby brown with a little haze. wih little to no head and not much lacing Aroma was quite boring with the usual and a faint barley earthy smell. Flavor is mild citrus, hops carmel and soy. Quite basic for a barley wine

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Pours a deep copper ruby with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Has an artificial almost medicinal candy-hop aroma with some caramel malty character and grapes. Body displays semi-sweet caramel and earthy pine flavor toward a crisp finish. I don’t know if it’s the particular hop used, but the aroma really put me off. Thanks to MrFacto for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottle- Pours a dark amber color, small white head, with lacing towards the edgees, Aroma is of vanilla fresh cream, cherries, lemons. Flavor is citrusy hops, sweet caramel and dark fruits, cherries, over all balanced and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Lightly hazed copper color with a hint of rudy. Small lid of beige bubbles. Sweet heavy malt with hints of cherry liqueur, brandy, caramel and hint of hops. Nutty malt flavors mix with earthy hops and dark toffee. Spicy and nearly hot in the finish. Straightforward strong barleywine. Thanks Matt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
At Bootopia,thanks to whomever brought this. Aroma was sweet malt and caramel. Poure was a copper color with a tan head. Flavor was same as nose with some hops in background. Palate was okay but the finish really left you with a cardboardy type taste. Overall not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Translucent cherry copper in color with dusty tan streaks and a wrung around the edges to serve as the head. Ripe cherry juice in the aroma, with traces of figs, bing cherries, Manhattans and caramel drenched cranberries. Some bitter cleanliness in the flavor, dancing where the backend of the tongue hits the roof of the mouth. Looking past the jovial tendencies (harsh hopping profile), we’re dealing with moderate malt sweetening to concoct a dark fruit combination of cranberries, prunes and black cherries. Thanks for sharing, MrFacto!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Appealing ruby body beneath a nice beige head gives off notes of sweet caramel malts, citrusy hops, sweet berries, butter brickle, and cherries jubilee. Light carbonation with a medium body. The flavor was sweet with hints of alcohol and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2767) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Copper color. Caramel aroma. Vanilla spicy floral taste with hint of hops. Not bad, but seemed unfinished.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2005
22oz. Bottle at Bootopia. Hazy light brown color with a small beige head. Sweet malty aroma with some brown sugar, hops and a bit of cardboard. Flavor wasn’t as sweet as the aroma led me to believe. Malty, with caramel and some hop bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Not sure who shared this at Paul’s party, but thanks.

Poured a cloudy brown with an off-white head. Nose is predominantly caramel, almost unpleasantly sweet. Taste is caramel, vanilla, and alcohol with a dry finish. Was looking for more vinous notes, but couldn’t find any. Needed to be more complex.


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