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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2004
Honey and toffee in the aroma. Malty and very sweet flavour with a hoppy, bitter and dry finish.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zach8270 (4003) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2004
Perfumed hoppy nose. Cloudy brown with a creamy brown head. Aggressive molassis and caramel notes, surprising that you can taste hops at all. Alcohol burn is quite evident. Sports a somewhat unfortunate medicinal note when exhaling. Solid body,sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Pours a dark brown with a thick biege head. Aroma is of spice, hops, caramel, and wood. Nice full mouthfeel. Earth, caramel, hops, and justa bit of alcohol on the tongue. A really nice barley wine.

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