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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle. A nice looking pour; a dark amber color with a small, but persistent head. Aroma was a nice blend of caramel, earth, roasted malt, fruit, citrus and a good dose of pine at the tail end. Flavor was a bit thin and unrefined, almost watery. A lot of earthy and pine notes, with a bit of caramel and a lot of alcohol. This might have needed some more time. Probably one of the worst I have had in the style.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2006 vintage. Ruby-red color with a small head. Aroma is excellent, sweet candied malts, mmmm. The taste does not live up to the smell. The taste is some candy sweetness but nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is too thin and prickly. Overall, this one was not a bad beer but it was not a great Barleywine. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-27-2007 16:38:42

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2009
The taste reminded me of Southern Tier Mokah without the chocolate/coffee notes and just or as hot as that brew given the high abv. My first Speakeasy and a pleasant one. Itís always dangerous for me when a high abv comes in a 6 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a tan head. Sweet etoh latent fruit, plum, caramel apples, very warm finish. Citrus and some pine. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
I believe í07 Vintage, it says Kiss the ring 002 on the back, if that means anything. Bottle. Cloudy dark copper with, medium creamy white off-white head. Aroma is slight cardboard, alc, raisin. rich dark fruits, very full in the aroma, nice. Flavor is sweet but balanced dark fruit, much less oxidation in the flavor as well with alc, a light amount of bitterness, some pine. Medium to full body, creamy, with a little heat. A little hot, but overall I think the flavor and the body are quite exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Bottle. Attractive pour of dark bronze with a firm top. The aroma is sweet and outdoorsy, but what follows is a thick syrupy drink. Rich with maple, caramel, and butterscotch notes, this is a thick drinker. (#3599, 11 July 2009)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Grassy hop aroma along with grainy malts accompanied by caramel, toffee, and prunes. Itís a dark amber color with a dissapearing orange head. Tastes thick with tons of caramel, toffee, and dried fruit. Itís balanced well by a grassy hop punch. A good American style barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7875) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
This beer pours a copper brown color with a medium thick and foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral hops with bits of caramel and malt in the background. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character that has some west coast IPA traits. Caramel malt and toffee sweetness for balance. The finish is hoppy with notes of spice and caramel on the back end. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
This dark amber ale poured with a fluffy tan head and an alcohol and treacle aroma. The flavor is toffee, syrup and treacle with some raisin-flavored alcohol. This is the kind of beer that you either love or hate. Iím of the former persuasion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAY 20, 2009
On tap at THRASH ZONE! Raisin like aroma, deep dark boozy colour. Sweet tingle on the tongue. Syrupy sticky feel on the lips. Super malty mouthfeel...a sort of almond salty sensation balanced within a burnt sugar caramel frame. Really f-ed me up...


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