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RATINGS: 1880   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (79) - - FEB 20, 2015
2013 bomber poured into snifter. Nice caramel body with a light, off white head. Smells sweet of malt and caramel. Nice on the tongue with sweetness of the caramel, which is almost immediately checked by the tartness of hops and the burn of alcohol. Mouth left with the sweet body dominated by the bitterness of hops and the alcohol sting. Quite surprised because this is an older bottle. Still a fine barleywine at that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Malty sweet aroma with a moderate hop aroma with notes of flowers and citrus. Appearance is a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Sweet maltiness with a high amount of hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers on the end. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, the malt aroma and flavor is malty, but flat. Tastes one dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - FEB 14, 2015
Look: pours a dark Amber. Slight cloudiness. White head. Smell: fruity. Malty. Cherries. Plum. Taste: malt heavy. Slight citrus flavors. Feel: dry on the back. Sweet on the front. Overall: ok beer. Lots of malt. First drank: mom & dad's 2/14/15 Vintage: 2014

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2010 vintage at Escondido. Pours opaque murky brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes smooth, rich, malty, hoppy, boozy, and like raisin. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like rich malt, hops, booze, caramel and light wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3005) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2015
On tap at MacGregor’s with Bob and JB. Caramel malt, dark fruit and hops in the aroma. Pours copper colored with small of off-white head and great lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with some dark fruit to start. Finishes dry and clean with a bitter, hoppy finish. Decent barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (504) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Drank on January 30 shared with friends. Bottle from Winooski beverage Warehouse. Aroma : caramel, dark fruits. App: clear brown, no head. Taste and palate : full body, liquoreux, medium-high sweetness, sweet and alcohol finish. Overall: really good but really sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RihardsF (84) - LATVIA - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma is sweet and some dried fruits. Typical barley wine aroma but more intense than normal. Pours dark amber with white foam. First I feel sweetness, but well balanced (I hate sweet beers). Then some alcohol kicks in and super hoppy bitterness. Taste stayz for a long time. Love it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3328) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Jan 7, 2015. Did a linear of 2007, 2012, and 2014 edition bottles. 2007 edition - light caramel, clear, no bubbles. Nose is mild pine hops, big, rich alcohol, brown sugar. Awesome nose! Smells big but mellow. Full body and mildly fizzy. Very rich, coconut, mild alcohol, hops are surprisingly noticeable but just for a moment and then back to caramel hard candy. 2012 edition - light caramel, clear, no bubbles. Nose is moderate alcohol, rich malt, brown sugar, a tad more hops than the 2007. med body and moderately fizzy. Pine hops and caramel malt. Hops are bigger than the 2007, it isn’t as sweet, finish is lingeringly bitter. 2014 edition - light caramel, clear, no bubbles. Nose is definitely young in comparison to the other two. Caramel malt and some pine malt and alcohol. Full body and mildly fizzy. Oddly, this is sweeter than the twelve. Hops are bigger than the 12 as well but that is understandable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 1, 2015
Hazy, more sweet than malty, hops presence more in bitterness, sweet aroma. It is like an English barleywine brewed with American hops. It is a good beer, but nothing special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (778) - - DEC 26, 2014
2014 bottle. Semi Hazy amber beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of toffee, caramel, herbs and dried fruit. Flavor is malty with notes of toffee, caramel, herbs, citrus, earthy hops, alcohol and cloves. Full body with thick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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