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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours deep amber to hazzlenut brown and golden with a lacing off-white head. Aroma is solid barley and woody aroma, mild hoppy pineneedle note, mild fruity note too. Flavour starts with a solid hoppy wooden flavour with an underlying liqourice note. Dense and barley flavoured. Bitter and mild spiced. Lingering hoppy and dry wooden finish with a mild liqourice note. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is powerful with very strong notes of hops, malt, and alcohol - a real American BW. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt and alcohol, that burns in the throat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Clear, amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Fat nose of aroma hops and caramel. Very full-bodied with plenty of caramel malt. Some almost medicinal notes. Extremely intense with a very solid hop bite in the finish and also some very warming alcohol. Yummy. 171107

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19187) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark amber, small head. Rich lychee aroma with some butter coming through. Sweet and very rich with dense mouthfeel. Sweet, buttery caramelly malt provides a foundation for massive hoppiness. Notes of dextrose and perfume and with a a well rounded lightly soapy mouthfeel. I found the bitterness to be surprisingly restrained after all the hop flavour, but that probably has more to do with balance than sheer IBU. A good beer it is, probably my favourite from Speakeasy so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma with some weak hop hints. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some hints of hops and citrus. Sweetish hoppy finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Vintage 2006
Hazy ruby-amber color; creamy head. Creamy aroma, malty, with some vanilla and cookies. Very thick mouthfeel, a bit oily too; huge malt and caramel aroma, sweet; the alcohol warmth is clearly perceived; the final is thinner than expected, but with a good mix of caramel and hop; strong bitterness. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
27th March 2009
Hazy amber beer. Low carbonation. Soft to medium palate. Sweet malt that quickly gives way to sweet fruit overlaid by briney hops and an aniseed alcohol warming finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
Bright filtered amber appearance. Earthy, citrusy hop nose...I canít believe this is from California. Somewhat thin...Iím so accustomed to a BW being all cloudy and yeasty that I canít deal with it otherwise. Same citrusy hop profile but a lack of killer maltiness to make it work. Subpar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
(Bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of spicy fruit cake and toffee. Flavor of sweet malt, fruitiness, and breadiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2007
(12oz bottle, vintage 2006) Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, passion fruit, orange, some grapefruit/pine. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, mango, grapefruit/orange, some pine. Alcohol shows up in the finish, but not overly strong. Watery medium body -- surprisingly drinkable, and light for style and the ABV. Not sure what I think about this -- when I drink a barleywine, I want a big beer, and while the ABV and even the flavor match the style, the body is way outside what Iíd expect. And while the body isnít bad in itself, itís not what Iím looking for in a BW.


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