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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
super hoppy nose, amber/ruby body with a thin white head, alcoohol is well masked, all around just a super hopped barley wine which is just super in my book

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle: Tawny amber color, light head and lacing. Nose of light vegetal hops and caramel malts. The flavor isnít very bitter. Light sweet musky malts and grassy notes. The flavor also lacking any hop and malt character. Not bad, oh wait, no, it is. Just kidding, but not really. Nothing really going here.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Sparkling rusty orange, thin tan fizzy head. Room temp brings an intense nose of grapefruit, spruce, brown sugar, mango, and underlying tones of pineapple. This BW is hop-sided, but the deep malty caramel and brown sugar notes aim to balance. Never quite makes it which is fine with me. Rreminds me a bit of a fresh Bigfoot if I was comparing. Full bodied, soft carbonation, fruity, bitter-sweet finish. A real nice after dinner sipper...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Wonderfully aromatic, floral and piney, some roasewater. Flavor is strongly matly with some herbal grassy hops sneaking in the background. Does not taste like a barleywine, more like a california style strong ale, cookie dough, donut like maltiness, cinnamon spiciness. Finishes somewhat unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottle... Clear, copper ale with a small, creamy, enamel head. Vineous, malty aroma with lots of toffee, tropical fruit and a touch of evergreen. The flavor possesses great balance of caramel sweetness and herbal bitterness... maybe even leans on the bitter side of balance. Tangy too. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes medium-bitter and dry. More like an IIPA than a barleywine... Avery Hog Heaven-ish? Thanks go out to zathrus13 for the bottle!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Malty aroma. Deep amber color under halogen. Rough malty flavor - a smooth version of the typically rough American brown ale. Somewhat flat flavor. The malt isnít overwhelming, but the hops just donít come through. Medium sweet mouthfeel. Raisiny, pruney aspects. If it was bottle conditioned, it might age well. Since itís not, it wonít.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottle marked 2006 [probably needs to cellar a bit] Dark dark amber, almost brown. NO head, NO lace. Smell very malty. Taste somewhat sour malt and hops present, but iím guessing that several months of lagering will help this rather unmelded taste. Somewhat drinkable now, hoping it will be very drinkabe in 6 months

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2006
Bottle and served in my GL snifter: Poured a near ruby hue topped by a small ring and excellent lace. Aroma of apple and pear, carmel and toasty malt, piney and herbal hops, clove and pepper, and a hint of booze.

The taste is straight forward, Simple sugar and fruit greets ya followed by spicy and piney hops. A good mix of flavor palate.

A nice beer, not big but oh too drinkable. Mikey likey!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
Bottle. Very nice appearance, little carbonation but thatís fine for the style. This was a very good hoppy barleywine, smooth and flavorful with alcohol impact well hidden. Bought some extras for the cellar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afr0byte (1) - Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2006 does not count
This beer has a pretty decent appearance. The smell is a decent barley wine malty smell. The hops certainly dominate more than Iíd expect from a barley wine. Certainly this beer would do well with aging, as the hops would lessen. I didnít notice the alcohol kick some have mentioned, but Iím also a scotch drinker.


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