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RATINGS: 1585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Murky brown in colour, no head, virtually no carbonation. Toffee, nuts and raisins in the aroma. Massive malt flavour, spicy hops and caramel, I think these flavours could have worked well in moderation. Too much trying to fit into too little.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
I didnít know this was a barley wine until I poured it. Anytime is barleywine time for me and what a great surprise. Poured thick with small head and sticky lacing. What a great aroma of caramel, cinnamon, fruitty and hoppy. The taste is freakin great. One of the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 Original Rating, 8/15/2004. Dark amber color with lots of sediment floating about underneath a solid layer of tan foam. The aroma is like carmelized malt. This looks tasty... Woah, hello alcohol! The first thing that struck me was the alcohol flavor. More sweet malts beyond that. Oddly bitter for a barley wine; I think it detracts from an otherwise excellent brew. Perhaps some aging is in order.

Batch 7124 (Bottled Nov 14, 2005); Sampled June 14, 2011. I had been ageing a bottle for an experiment and I figured a great time to crack Third Coast would be while camping in the UP on the shores of Superior. Dark brown color with no head. Strong molasses, brown sugar, syrupy aroma, with hints of fruit. Flavor is mostly a caramel, Munich malt mix. Light molasses. Some herbal character and leftover fruitiness. Solid, though Iím not sure I actually like it better aged, at least, this aged.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Deep hazy amber brown color, full and fluffy beige head. Great nose, lots of sweet chewy malts, caramel, and quite a few leafy hops. Flavor starts out nice enough, fat and sweet malts then overtaken by this extreme dryness with some bitterness. They donít blend well together at all. The dryness certainly detracts from the palate which starts out smooth and round but finishes in a way that makes drinking it difficult. Some very good elements, its just too bad they make room for the not so good ones. Thanks NorthYorkSammy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Hazy red amber with a thin white head and small lacing. Caramel aromas with grape cough syrup, brown sugar, spices and fig. Flavors are much the same with more brown sugar and bittering hops. Cloying palate. Tart and sweet with a bitter hop finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3851) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Bottled. A well balanced Barley Wine. Nutty nose, big malty, fruity Madeira. Big bitter finish, almost salty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Pours a rusty brown with a medium head that fades to a thin sheet of bubbles that stay. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some dark fruit and a bit of hoppiness. Flavor is a very nice blend of caramel, toffee, some dark fruit balanced very well by a strong underlying bitterness. The finish bring a bit of chocolate, some hoppyness, and a slight waft of alcohol. This barleywine has all of the standard flavors and not much more but what makes it good to me is that all of the flavors all express themselve at what I think are near perfect levels. Very nice masterfully crafted barleywine. Thanks to Silphium for this great bonus beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 2, 2004
(12 oz bottle: ScottVaculaís Barleywine Party í04) Very strong flavor is malty and sweet, though a bit sugary, and fairly bitter, especially in the finish; The alcohol is evident; Sweet and sticky, but fairly bitter on the palate; Malty, sweet nose; Ruddy brown color and slightly cloudy; Tan head has an orange hue and has good life

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2003 Bottle: Guess what, Kalamazoo Brewing really is all that itís cracked up to be. Again, I am blown away by the quality of their beers. Pours a rich caramel copper color with a medium and very long-lasting head. Aroma is unbelievable, like smelling an elixar of the gods and yet homey, what ever that means, Iím not sure, but it is excellent! Flavor is caramel, but overpoweringly so, and balanced with a hop bitterness that brings the beer to its style. Actually, this beer transcends the style and approaches a different, in not better, style in its own right. Body is silky rich and the alcohol is perfectly pitched. A great beer, and perhaps the best barleywine Iíve run across.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Bottle. Poured amber-garnet with a slight head that left some lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malts, dried dark fruits and sour fruits as well. Great flavors, complex, sweet and malty, alcohol and nice hoppiness in this 2003 version as well. Smooth, full, thick body with little carbonation. Nice treat from Bells!


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