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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
fairly nice - decent malt, well hopped - with good spiciness. slightly sweet - but not out of character... really only 6.2%? - seems more like 9.5% or so. now that I think about it - maybe it is that low in abv... pretty good, but not exceptional barely wine.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. Did not seem very good to me. Pours a hazy dark color. Nose is earthy and caramel filled. Taste was slightly sweet, but had a harsh boozy aftertaste that didnít work.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
The bottle comes with plastic wax, quite annoying; it pours a hazy dark amber color with red and brown shades; large compact head. The aroma is malty and mellow with evident note of oak barrel, and roasted nuts; but also a bit metallic. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; it has a rich malt and caramel flavor, where the vanilla from the oak is a nice component, less overpowering than in other beers; itís sweet but without excess, and it has strong bitterness, with a light nutty touch that reminds me of the British Barley Wines, but more hop resins than in those. Possibly itís a bit metallic, and it has some alcohol warmth in the final. Overall itís a balanced brew, quite easy to drink among Barley Wines.
Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Serving: from tap at Snipes Mountain Microbrewery and Restaurant Aroma: moderate caramel malt aroma. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body. Taste: heavily sweet, caramel initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: heavy body with oily texture and flat carbonation. Overall: excellent. Iíd like to drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and slight hops. Flavour brings out more of the hops than the nose suggests, with caramel, toffee and dark dried fruits - high sweetness profile. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Beer pours slightly cloudy amber color with a modestly retained beige colored head. Aroma is rich, sweet malt, brown sugar, oak, rum soaked raisins, and alcohol. Flavor is thick with lots of dark fruit, some very nice oak flavor, though not too much. Palate is very creamy and thick. Some port flavors as well. Not sure home many vintages there have been, but this is above average stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish/brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, cherries, some lighter floralness, and some nuts. Tastes of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lighter citrus, and nuts. Alcohol content hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bomber from Whidbey Beer Works. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is like berry fruit over roasted malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Within limits it is like a Flemish ale thatís just missed being sour. Itís pretty dry, though there is a sweet hint, and itís hinting at having kissed some oak. Though it hasnít. Itís a pretty good beer, but itís almost like it pretends to greatness. Didnít make it that far. Like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
poured cloudy brown, almost the color of a grocery bag, a little fit of fizzy carbonation. flavor was sweet, but you could definitey feel the lean towards the hoppy side of the BW spectrum. the aftertaste was unpleasant, very bitter...i was waiting for the sweetness of the malts to kick in, but they never did.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear reddish copper body with a one inch fizzy light beige head that fell to a thin covering. The nose is dominated by heavy caramel malt with a moderate piney and resiny hoppiness. Quite a hoppy beast, this is certainly an American Barley Wine. Moderate piney and resiny hoppiness with a fairly restrained bitterness level. Finishes with a hefty dose of burnt caramel and some lingering resiny hops. Pretty well hidden alcohol for being 9.2% though. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of an almost course graininess to it, rather abrupt finish. Pleasant soft fine fizzy carbonation. Overall this was decent, very hoppy for the style, if it would have had a bit more crystal malt in the flavor it would almost qualify as a DIPA. Finished a bottle easy enough, so I canít complain too much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (854) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a dark brownish-red with an off-white ring. Sharp aroma, of pine hops, grass, wood, and hints of sweeter malt and caramel. Taste is quite sharp and bitter, lots of pine hops, with hints of grass, citrus, and malt. Lingering bitterness. Tasty.


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