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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2686) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2006 bottle. Pours a medium amber/ruby color. Sweet hoppy aroma. Some malt and some candy sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty right up front with a bitter hoppy bite. Finish is rather bitter, with a slight alcohol flavor. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Very full of flavor and quite hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Draft. Ruby beer with no real head. Clean, fresh malt flavor. Low malt aroma. Clean and finishes easy. Some orange-citrus flavor, but nothing too special. Hides alcohol well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5968) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2005
On tap at the San Francisco "Brews on the Bay" Festival. Very good brewpub Barleywine. Medium orange pour, frothy off-white colored head. Sweet, sprucey aroma. Flavor is sweet and fruity with strong citus notes. Just the right amount of hoppiness. Alcohol hidden well. Chewy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Almost Imperial IPA nose of big hio resins. some malt balance. Nice toasted nuts and bread palate. Not overly complex but well done with only a slight hint of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
02.19.05 Tap at Toronado BWF Reddish pour. Socky, vinous, and stinky like when Victory Old Horizontal is not at its best. Brown sugar, unctuous, out of place resinousosityitude.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2005
On draught tonight @ Toranado in San Francisco, California. Dark burgundy in color with a small and diminishing light purple head. An aroma of honey, mild fruits (huge hints of grapes) and hops (the west coast piney, resinous, grapefruit ones....) Like mostly barley wines....I really can’t complain about the flavor. The malt backing is adequate, showing honey covered dark fruits and caramel and the hops are profound, oily and coating. A pretty tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 19, 2004
on tap @ toronado in san fran. the godfather had a nice ruby red body with no head in sight.loads of hops in the aroma and the flavor.id say this is more like a i2pa than a barleywine.although it was still very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Kind of a difficult beer, stylistically. Not really enough malt to be a barley wine, and a little too sweet to be an imperial ipa. Still, a very good strong amber ale, with a good malt body well infused with hop flavor. Reminds me a lot of Sierra Celebration.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004
This "Barley Wine" pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin to medium thick tan head with a good amount of lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, fruity and malty with a strong grapefruity, piney hop note. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter and hoppy with nice fruity notes, a good maltiness and a piney, hoppy finish. Medium to full bodied, tingly on the tongue and slightly dry. Not my idea of a Barley Wine, but definately a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2004
a purple version of clear rust. small off white head. raison and hop aroma. dark fruit rasionish body to it. weird, this tastes like a raison ipa, not a Bw at all.


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