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RATINGS: 1927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber color, small white head. Rye malty, alcoholic aroma. Malty, ryeish, alcoholic - American hops are there. Boring, yet another strong American beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle (2006) - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, berries, high/high hoppy, raisins plums, malty, fantastic - shut up - I Love It !! - Now you must shut up guys - I make no mistakes !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle, 11.26%. Quite malty aroma, some bonbon/caramel. Red amber colour. Very bonbony flavour and aftertaste, caramellized sugar, quite sweet. Nice, but a bit too bitter.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14581) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2007 Vintage: A: A nice amber color without much head to speak of and hardly any lacing. S: Extremely malty and sweet caramel, the hoppiness that is usually present in this beer when fresh is almost gone. T: Lots of malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, and some very slight bitterness. M: Almost syrupy--very full bodied with low carbonation. D: Much more drinkable than it’s fresh counterpart, but obviously not something you’re going to have several of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
Golden bronze, thin head. Chewy, resiny aroma with oatmeal cookie dough. Deep resiny hop palate with that tongue-scraping bitterness that extends past the taste threshold. Rich malts in the finish with alcoholic warmth. I’ve had too many beers like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13817) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, hops, bitter. fruit and pine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2013
bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits. full body. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Early 2006 release. Sweet hoppy aroma. Bright orangey color, with bubbles but little head. Starts sweet, continues sweet, then some malty character comes along, and suddenly the hop that was always there actually arrives. Might need some maturity. Too late for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13039) - 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.


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