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RATINGS: 1815   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - APR 3, 2006
very nice barley wine picked it up at ks liquors for 4.22 a bottle very drinkable for being 11.26ABV Hops are very strong tastes like india pale ale with chocolate,caramel and some fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours a cloudy brown color. Aroma is caramel, raisins, spices. Taste is caramel, alcohol, grapes, nuts, and spice. Though a slight alcohol burn can be felt, it remains very smooth. This being my first barley wine, I was pleasantly surprised.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours deep orange and amber. Very hoppy. Caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 24, 2011
Just amazing. Has a bunch of powerful flavors that i am having problem putting a name on. Very sweet but balanced out by a lot of hops. Reminds me a bit of the best imperial ipa’s i have had, but with something more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2008
(2008 Spring Release) Slightly coppery golden color with a medium to thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel - just a touch nutty and bits of orange. Very creamy mouthfeel, somewhat viscous with inital flavors of toffee and caramel, lightly roasty, moving toward a more bitter finish toward the end. Finish is not crisp but with a lingering bittering. This is still a very young barley wine - it should mooth out in another 6-12 months. Maybe will revisit it in a year or so...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (66) - LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
Sweet, intense caramel aroma, spices, fruits, hopps all together makes nice ballance. Oily, sticky mouthfeel, nice carbonation level. Too sweet for my time, but I liked the quality of this brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
I was expecting a lot out of this 2005 OG (the only OG I’ve had as of this review) Now I like barleywines just as much as the next beer geek, but this one was pretty... gross. It looks great, smells decent (a bit of cherries and quite fruity) but when I drank it, it tasted a lot like Robitussin cough syrup. Towards the end it had the same moutfeel as Robitussin as well, which turned my stomach a bit. Perhaps I should have aged this one a bit more. As a fresh brew it’s not so hot.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2013
Very nice malty initial taste. Good balance initially with hop bitterness. Hop aroma is weak however and beer finish is a little harsh. This beer may actually just need a little age. It is vintage 2013.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2006
drank this baby on my 21st birthday, yesterday. had no idea that it was 11.26% and blacked out a quick bit. pesky little guy snuck up on me. When I got to the last portion of the beer it tasted like I was drinking some str8 liquor or somethin. color was a magnifigant red. good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mystiksc (61) - los angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Nice reddish amber pour. Tastes of malts, caramel, candy fruit, and hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. Makes a great sipping beer. Overall a pretty solid barley wine.


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