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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle conditioned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4073) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
Murky amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, alcohol, carbonation sour, light fruit and yeast. Sweet malty flavour, banana. Malty finish, banana, light bitter.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of Countbeer. Thanks for sharing, Kamiel!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5509) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): Thanks to Radarsock for this bottle: Smaller sized creamy foamy head, changes into a thin lacing on top of a hazy darker amber orange colored beer with a ruby shine. Aromas of peach, cream, rose hip, roosvice, carbo gass and creamy malts. Flavours of peach, bitter, autumnal herbs, leaves, light spicy, yeast, creamy, some fruit. Aftertaste of bitters, malts, fruits and light spicy. Low carbo, soft creamy almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a full creamy light oily texture. Smooth Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Zzt bottle. Murky red brown body. Aroma needs to open up a bit but afterwards shows great fruitiness and even a hint of sourness. Taste is mildly bitter and full-bodied. Quite sweet and sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11051) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy reddish color, small beige head. Smell malts, lightly sweetish, lightly alcohol. Taste malts, some alcohol, lightly sweetness, overripe fruits. Full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is sweet malt with a slight citric note, some caramel and slight alcohol. Flavour is thick caramel, bread, malty sweetness, some fruity hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4950) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to countbeer. Orange to red colour with a lacing white head. Smells malts, hops, fresh, sweet, herbs. Tastes sweet, hops, fruity, herbs. Quite nice! Medium to full body, great carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3048) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a deep burnished copper color with a smallish beige head that slowly recedes but never dissipates. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, a bit of dark pitted fruit, some earthy hops and a bit of an alcohol presence. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with lots of dark sugar and caramel malt. A light bit of cherry and plum fruitiness mixed with an earthy hop flavor and a touch of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary syrupy mouthfeel. Not to shabby of a barleywine. This is the second time Iíve had this and Iím glad I did because I remember not caring for it the first time. Maybe a batch or bottle variation?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4926) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Medium bodies with caramel and toffee front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1720) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2012
22 oz bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a reddish brown, mahogany color with a thin tan cap. Typical barlywine scents, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits as well a bit of booze. Taste is dominated by the malty sweetness with brown sugar notes. Some bittering hops balance it out. Full, warming palate. I still have not met a Barlywine I didnít like and this was no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bomber: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, aroma has alcohol and brown sugar, starts lightly bitter and ends lightly sweet with a molasses ending, mellow carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.

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