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RATINGS: 1927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


jokomobo's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jokomobo (6) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2013 bomber. Dark amber, red color. Aroma is bread, caramel, citrus hops. Mouthful is full and thick. Fruity front, malty/caramel middle, better back that liners with alcohol notes. My first barleywine, and I’m hooked. Looking forward too my second bottle a year or two from now.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (4120) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Fra kveldens site flaske på Mandag i annen (Cardinal) 01.02.16: rødoransje kobber med hvott skum. Saftig bæraroma med tørkede frukter i tillegg. Noe karamellsødme og vinøse toner, men med en urteaktig bitterhet i ettersmaken som jeg ikke synes passer i en barley wine. Må nok prøves igjen for å gi den full rettferdighet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2462) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 01.02.16. 2012 vintage. Cloudy orange. Not much head, Fine aroma of dry orange zest and marmalade. Similar taste, also with dried oranges and Tokayer, And a hint of wood and Yule tide cakes. Mediunm high bitterness in aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tandembrauer (886) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger (2012 release). Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, ethanol. Tastes pretty bitter. Dry mouth feel. Too bitter for a barley wine, not very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (4474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle 0.65l from local Alko, Helsinki. Enjoyed at home, Oulu. Vintage 2012. Colour is cloudy light brown with small thick slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, raisins, some alcohol, some distant hints of hops, some sweetness, caramel, pine and strong malts. Pretty good shape! Tasty sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (221) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
amber with a thin off white head that goes away, no lacing. aroma is sweet malts and booze. Flavor is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and booze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329. [ Vintage 2012 ].

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (566) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
2015 Bottle from willow park. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aromas of alcohol, pine, citrus, yeasts, and dark fruits. Taste is full of dark fruits, pine and molasses. Full bodied and very rich.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (303) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle 2012 release. Pours a hazy dark amber like iced tea with an off white ring of foam. Strong sweet aroma of candy corn and toffee. Medium body, slightly oily, full mouth feel. Fairly smooth, semi-sweet with a slightly bitter finish and alcohol warmth. OK, not the best I’ve had but it was enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Short beighe head. Clowdy orange color. Small caramell and fruity aroma. Distinct bitternesss and sweet caramell. High alcohole content clearly present in the taste. Some fruity taste and a nice full body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2015 release. Unclear deep rich amber. Large light beige head dissipating to a lasting soapy topping. Rich smooth caramel and pine. Dark fruits. Full body. Medium bittersweet. Quite well balanced. Alcohol warmth. Not much complexity at this young age yet.


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