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RATINGS: 1516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A barley wine with deep amber color, the brandy of ales. This beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 This is a damn tasty brew. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Aromas of cognac and red wine, roasted mlts, amd a little orange peel with spice. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a flavors that sticks around on the palate for just the right amount of time. Flavors of brown sugar, a little cherry, a hint toward dates, but just a little, with some amazing tobacco notes and a little vanilla and a great smokey flavor. Very smokey. A decent bitter finish to a great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2004
An unclear red beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread and yeast. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy both with aroma hops and bitter hops - which gives it a rather bitter finish. A great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
Honey and toffee in the aroma. Malty and very sweet flavour with a hoppy, bitter and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Re-Rate The aroma is almost three dimensional - astounding. I’m still not sold on the earthines of the flavor. Slowly loses character from the nose to the palate. <P> Pours almost chunky with a ruby and caramel color. High malt, high hop, fairly peaty in aroma and taste. Astringent aftertaste that the hops don’t quite overcome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours a deep amber beer with a foamy off-white head. Delicious and sweet aroma of toffee, caramel and a fine bite of alcohol. Full-bodied flavor. Sweet roasted malt with lots of spices, raisins and prunes. Hoppy bitter finish. A very complex barley wine. Thanks to Denton (Jokes) for this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
This is a really good Barley Wine. Sweet, caramel malt, and earthy flavors. Finishes creamy, rich, and smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Dark and hazy amber color with a very small white head. Has a slightly bitter and citrusy aroma with a slight hint of grapefruit. Caramelly taste mixed with a hoppy bite that leads to a rich and creamy finish that goes down smooth and warm. Very wonderful bitter malty aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Deep amber in color, almost no head. Aroma is nutty with citrus hops and caramel. This beer is like molasses, spicy hops and alcohol in a menage a trois. A winter warmer for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2004
What a beer, poured hard and got a nice fluffy white head. Fruity aroma with a hoppy smell. A Caramel, hop taste with a malty finish, sweet. Easy to drink with a small alcohol burn at the end of the glass. Don't drink too fast!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
I was surprised to to note that this didn't have any sediment at all, whereas Batch 6000 had a ton. Fruity (just like Bell's consecrator doppelbock)and more than a bit of alcohol. Too bad I probably won't ever have this again, considering the sixer was $15!


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