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RATINGS: 1844   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Bottle. 2006. Pours a light amber/orange color with a quick fading white head. Aroma is lightly fruity with a mixture of alcohol. There are notes of prunes, syrup, and light bready aromas. Flavor is very malty and sweet, alcohol is pretty well hidden here. Finish is lasting and smokey. There are notes of carmelized sugars, caramel, and a slight vineous flavor. slightly bittering. Mouthfeel is huge and chewey. This beer was to celebrate my first teaching job!! I would like to see this one smooth out in a few years.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8898) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
Poured from a 650ml bottle, vintage 2013, 11.6 % abv, that I bought at Systembolaget in Växjö a while ago. Deep amber-red body, opaque last pour. Beige head blanketing the glass. Sherry nose, toffee and dark fruits. Rich in flavour bringing details of dried fruits, almond, bread, herbal hops and brown malts. Prolonged ending with integrated alcohol. Well bodied. A typical late eve sipper enjoyed for an hour or so (Tromsø 17.04.2015).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Poured a beautiful reddish orange with a disappearing tan head. Aroma of red berries, bread and caramel malt. Full body, smooth, flavour is sweet berries, toffee. 2015 version, could probably be improved with a couple of years in the cellar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (542) - - APR 11, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Amber with white head. Aroma is golden syrup and raisins and toffee (drunk with cold). Taste is strong bitterness and umami in spades. Alcohol hum on the tongue, and sticky full body, medium carbonation. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2015. I’ve had this a few times but I guess I’ve never rated it. Appearance is reddish brown with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste is burnt brown sugar, pine, caramel, with a bitter hoppy finish. Medium mouthfeel, lots of carb. Overall, this is a great hoppy American barleywine, happy to have this any old time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (746) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours hazy brown with no head. Some hops, caramel and alcohol on the nose. Taste is strong bitterness with some caramel sweetness. Improves greatly as it warms up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2015
Keg at BD Edi. Pours clear ruby. Nose is boozy, berries, caramel, earthy notes. Taste is caramel, berries, alcohol. Strong hops at finish. Quite boozy and mediocre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (275) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
Format: Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Ruby / Amber with a creamy head
Aroma: Sweet tropical fruits, fermented mango, earthy hops
Taste: Thick sweet malts and overripe fruits moving to candied rinds and warming, bitter bite
Palate: Light resiny syrup
Overall: Big malty, earthy hop richness. Stone for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Earthy caramel malt, light sour milk, and hay aroma. Amber with small head. Sweet berry/apple, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal alcohol flavor. Nice body. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
Really good american barley wine, one of my favorites, can you bba this one already?!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (470) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Sweet aroma with apple and a tad mango, very full malt and fruit flavor with some earthy flavors as well, very good


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