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RATINGS: 1952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2010
750 ml bottle courtesy of Jason, shared with Gotta. 2010 vintage. Cloudy brown, medium solid, thick white head. Aroma of wet matted tall grass, cedar, caramel. Taste is bitter and well hopped, alcohol, butterscotch, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very dry, and very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Deep amber color; small but persistent head. Malty nose, and sweet caramel. Medium thickness, quite oily mouthfeel; round; malty, but with more caramel than other examples; the alcohol is too warming; some hop resins. At the end the bitterness is well blended with the malt. Solid and well brewed, without thrills.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2009
Nice. Big. Bold. What do you want? I had some on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Pours an opaque brown/orange with a lingering head. Complex nose of fruits and sweet candies. Flavor is nice blend of sweetness, maltiness and slight bitterness. Highly complex with myriad sensations. Give it a whirl.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Deep golden beer with a nice beige head. Malty almond aroma, caramel, nuts, caramel, pine, hops, honey notes, grass, biscuits, some toffee. Hoppy floral flavor, warming alcohol, honey, pine, almond, biscuits, figs, hay, bready, some caramel. Malty alcohol finish with figs and almond.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet malty, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. 251011

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
Schwerer, hopfig alkoholischer Antrunk. Geringe, kaum steigende Herbe, schokoladig, trocken. Der Alkohol brennt zum Ende etwas, vergleichsweise süffig. Langer schokoladiger Nachhall, etwas Pfeffer. 8/9/8/9/11/9

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle and tap at The Rake Stone Tasting 09. Reddish amber in colour. Hoppy sweetish aroma.. Good sweetness in mouth, so kinda good balanced hop on end. But hops balance the sweetness well. Some heat from the alcohol. Better on tap, smoother even though heat is there. But hops and biscuit malt work really well. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, Vanille, süß, kräftig malzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, reifes Obst, holzig, alkoholisch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Tap at the Ginger Man, Manhattan - 29/05/12. Brown to amber colouration with a small to medium off-white head. Dark fruit, sweet malt, yeast and bread on the nose. Rich malt taste, bready, biscuit, some citrus, fruit. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt, alcohol and hops.


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