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RATINGS: 1886   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (951) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2015
Caoba limpio y espuma canela. Aromas de anís, frutas confitadas, alcohol. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce y afrutado, anís y final de amargor intenso algo astringente.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (936) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2014 Bottle. Pours a vibrant copper color with a small white head. Smells and tastes of maple, molasses and caramel. The high ABV definitely makes itself known with a warming finish. Bitter and astringent. Overall a pretty good beer but it needs to be tamed a bit; I’m sure aging it a few years would help a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Sherryfarget. Veldig lavt boblet skum. Uklar. Forsiktig fruktaroma. Smaken plommer. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Alkoholen kommer vel tydelig fram.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Keg brewdog sheffield. Red ok head. Dark fruits toffee mollasses aroma taste same nice sweetness picking up aniseed good hoppy bitter finish. Ok body. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4146) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Poured from 22oz bottle at home. Sweet molassess, sugar, syrupy aroma. Color is dark orange, a thin ring of white head. Sugary, maple, grassy, and pretty boozy taste. Still not a huge fan of barley wine, but this was definitely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1989) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
On tap at BrewDog Liverpool. Deep reddish brown beer, with tiny tan head. Aroma has raisins, spicy and sweet toffee. Taste a moderately sweet, with medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2012, enjoyed march 2015. Pours dark maroon, with a rocky head. Aroma is roasted grainy malts, with sweet notes of toffee and raisins. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet grainy malts, with kandi, toffee and caramel. Sweet grainy malts in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2015
2015 Vintage. 22oz bottle. Rusty color. Flavor of honey, malts, bitter hops. Sharp hops bitterness in the finish. It’s big. (4333)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (522) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Édition 2014, dégustée en mars 2015, 1 an après l’achat. Vieillissement plus ou moins voulu mais rien à craidre avec ce type de bière. Robe orangée et foncée, aux reflets ambrés mais un nombre impressionnant de particules en suspension vient ternir l’apparence. Au nez, arômes caractéristiques des vin d’orge américains avec son sucre d’orge et pamplemousse. On décèle de petites notes poivrées, peut-être un résidu du haut taux d’alcool mais ca reste assez subtil. En bouche, le houblon est bien présent. Goût de pamplemousse et zeste d’orange, le tout enveloppé dans des saveurs sucrées rappelant le sucre à glacer et le caramel fondu. La finale s’étire et dévoile un côté plus amer qui s’accroche longuement au palais. L’alcool se fait sentir lors des premières gorgées mais se dissipe rapidement plus la dégustation avance. J’ose croire que le vieillissement y est pour quelque chose. L’équilibre des saveurs est superbe, le sucre du vin d’orge se fait bien sentir et le houblon est bien dosé, ce qui est souvent une lacune avec ce type de bière que je trouve personnellement souvent trop houblonné. Le corps est liquoreux et la faible effervescence permet de savourer toutes les subtilités du liquide. Bue à température de cellier, elle est douce et savoureuse. Sans aucun doute une des meilleures du genre que j’ai eu l’ocasion de goûter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2113) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
2015 Classic Release. Pours a bright, cloudy orange/amber. Big, puffy yellowish head. The aroma is hopped up with tons of citrus fruits, leafy and grassy notes. Sweet, grainy malt up front with caramel and grassy lemon rind notes. Lighter carb with a big mouthfeel. Heavy body with a finish of heayv hop presence, light resins. Astringent and bitter to the aftertaste.


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