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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9996) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12138) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6394) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 15, 2006
brown to orange to yellow colour. smells like caramel and bittersweet grapes. afdsasdf

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - APR 15, 2006
Chewy sweet with a hop bite and a serious alcohol kick. Grapefruit and pine mostly, with a syrupy, thick sweetness. Good, but hard to get over that alcohol wallop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2006
12 oz. bottle, from BevMo LaJolla. Pours somewhat hazed burnt orangey amber with a small beige head that diminished mostly. Aroma of rich fruity malts, prunes, orange, molasses, clove, alcohol, citrus hops and a bit of maple. Very sweet and malty flavor, (yet balanced with bitter and astringent tastes) more prune, black tea, orange and spice, alcohol, tannic, grapefruit hops and other herby and vegetable notes. Full body, somewhat oily in the mouth and subtle carbonation. Pretty good!

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