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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle from Riverís Bend. Poured clear brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spicy malty and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a light sticky texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable, but below average for style.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3 oz. sample on tap at Brouwerís Cafť for Hard Liver, pours dark mahogany. Aroma of light toasted malts and caramel Ė pretty one-dimensional. Flavour is very syrupy, overly sweet caramel and candy. Palate is way too syrupy and cloying. A little offensive, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12935) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle 2006 vintage poured a clear reddish copper with a minimal lingering light amber head. Aromas of light oxidation, toffee, dark fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied smooth and lightly warming. Flavors of carmel, toffee, figs and dates with a smooth lightly warming lingering bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12594) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours a rich light brown head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum, licorice. BW meets black IPA. Taste is licorice, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit-plum. Slight alcohol for 13.8% (listed @brewery).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11840) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
2006 vintage bottle at Najaís Place. Pours clear amber with almost no head. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, toffee), heavy hops (perfume, flowers, pine), average yeast (dough) with notes of alcohol, pear, apple, and date. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a spicy-dry finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Secret Santa Stefanje. Thanks Stefan! Ruby brown pour with a slightly tan one-finger head. Rich brown sugar, toffee, raisin aroma with some spicy and peppery hop notes. Very hop heavy taste. Major citrus notes, with some leafiness and some notes of raisins and brown sugar. Full bodied. Alcohol is warming and fairly noticeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11061) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11021) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
12oz bottle. Vintage 2006. Poured a deeper copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruits, caramel, citrus, and nuts. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and some dark fruits. Some alcohol in the finish but doesnít give away the 10+%. Nothing like a Barley Wine when its 80 degrees outside!


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