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RATINGS: 1811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
slightly hazy golden. aroma of booze, earth, piney hops, wood and big caramel. some fruity notes of apricot and peach with cotton candy and mixed fruit. sweet boozy, hoppy finish. very sweet, needs aging

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
04 Bottle. Kinda orangey coppery pour. Sweet and woody caramel aroma and flavors. I also got other fruits, like apples or pears in the flavor. Alcohol was pretty present. Sorta medium bitter finish, but not assertively bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2005
Dark brown with average creamy head. Woody, sweet spruce, forest after rain effect. Slightly alcoholic at front, warming, plenty of malt to balance thing out. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Vintage 2005 - 11,26% ABV in this version. Beautiful deep amber, small off-white head. Pronounced alcoholic nose. Sweet caramel, very spicy with a pronounced bitterness - if not exactly suffocating. 170705

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
One of my bottles at RBSG. Not much interest. Could have been aged a little longer. Slightly haze amber pour with a short off white head. Lots of hop but shorter than I would have expected. Tastes more like a IIPA than a barleywine. Some cottoncandy, grapefruit. Pepper and heartburn. Hot. Decent but perhaps fruit and sweetness could have been developed more in time. Look forward to the next sample.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2005
2005 edition. Light hazy amber beer with a small tan head. Malty dark fruit sweet aroma with a light alcohol note and some hoppy bitterness. Malty caramel sweet flavor with a solid hoppyness and a light alcohol touch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Hoppy hoppy fruity alcoholic aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a great light alcoholic finish. More please !!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Bottled. Orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops, malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and lots of hops. Long bitter finish.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2005
I sipped some of this from my fiance’s glass. It has a really nice dark red color and only a trace of foam, limited to the edges of the glass. This beer smells and tastes like a horse. Not the shiningly clean show-horse variety, but the smelly, dirty, unkempt ones that are always swatting away flies. That kind of horse.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Limited winter 2005 release! Perfect mahogany color with almost no head. Sharp fruity/alcohol aroma. Smoothness. The aroma pervades into the taste, but not nearly as sharp as the smell. The taste is like raisins or other darker fruits with an alcoholic edge (but in a smooth way). I think it would taste better if aged for a year or two.


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