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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
A huge, bold barley wine. Not for the weak, yet amazingly smooth. A great winter sipper. Bourbon barrel aged.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured into a little(r) cup with one finger of head on a deep copper colored body. The smell is faint; mild grain and bread. I was hoping for a little more. The taste is nice with barnyard sweetness and mild lemon bitterness. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. A solid barleywine and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet, toasty, malty and had notes of caramel, cherry, fig and raisin. The flavor was sweet with toasty malts, caramel, tobacco, cherry, fig, raisin, plum and wood. Nicely complex. Medium length finish. Medium body. Alcohol well controlled. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SudsMcDuff (8105) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
had over at The Mulder & Scully Bar .. . dark brown ruby .. medium foam, sticks to the glass well .. . mild bourbon, chewy caramel, and burnt maple .. . mild mouth and finish .. . pretty nice beer but it won’t get people talking .. . . billy madison isn’t just a movie, it’s a way to live ones life!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
No retention and no lacing. Smells of figs, dates and dark fruits. Tastes of sweet figs, dates and burnt sugar. Sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4312) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a dark red with ruby highlights. A small off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel and candied sugar. Sweet smelling. First sip reveals a ton of complexity. Chewy. Toffee. Vanilla. Light booze. The barrel character is subtle and well done. The hops aren’t too agressive and the alcohol is hidden well. A very drinkable and enjoyable barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to paz..Pour is brownish with a bubbly white head...Nose bourbon, sticky, oak, chewy caramel, some roast/light smoke..Taste is thin, caramel melted on the side walk, marshmallows, vanilla, bourbon that was left out over nights, nutty?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Håkan (non-RB). Gusher! Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown with a frothy goldenish brownish beige that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and slightly estery with caramel, toffee, baked pears, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, sweet dark bread and hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, toasted coconut, walnuts, pear skins, hay, liquorice and bourbon. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, fizzy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, toasted coconut, vanillin, hay and walnuts. Over-carbonated but except for that a nice sweet barrel aged barley wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
triximonk (49) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Pours semi clear, red and brown with no head. Aroma is islandic chocolate with liqourish and hints of raisin. Taste is burnt sugar and raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle at home, gift as an extra in a trade with hannont (Todd Hannon), thank you very much my friend for this treat!. Pours clear dark amber with a intense ruby red hue, medium eggshell beige head. Aroma of nuts and raisins, a bit of the bourbon vanilla and quite some alcohol esters as well. Medium body, some alcohol sting, a bit watery but the barley sweetness comes through well by the finish. And then the best part: the taste is just pure and well dosed bourbon goodiness: the sweet oak, vanilla touches mixed with milk choocolate. In my humble opinion I this tastes a lot of Maker’s Mark and/or Wild Turkey. Nice drinkable not overly sweet barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours really dark, but with strong light behind it, it is ruby. Slight tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, brown sugar. Med body. Maybe a bit more. Or not. Flavor is somewhat smoky oak, with brown sugar, bourbon and vanilla. The smoke seems strong. If it’s not smoke, I have no idea what it is. This is a pretty tasty and interesting drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
This beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium fluffy light beige head that diminishes gradually. Sticky small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, oak and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, roasted malt, caramel and slight dark fruit. The finish is actually pretty dry with an oaky bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

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