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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Tan, frothy head. Somewhat slow pouring. Dark mahogoney color. Chocolatey aroma. Chocolate and rye in the flavor. Nice bite to it. Tastes like a porter almost.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Dark redish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits caramel, toffee and hops. Flavor of caramel, toffee, cider, hops & others. Very sweet and somewhat acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JAN 10, 2003
I cannot offer any more to the comments below mine, but I highly recommend this beer with a nice dessert or by a fire with the guys. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Aroma is malt and red wine, not hops to speak of. Color is a deep ruddy red / brown. Very little carbonation. Brown sugar with malt and hops in the flavor. Does not taste at all like a 10.2% brew. As most barley wines do this gets better as it warms. Now 10 minutes later it has a hop aroma and a little peach or apricot in the flavor. Definately a quality Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Usually I am not a big fan of Barlyewines, but this was amazing. Caramel and sweet roasted flavors dominate. Very piney, aggressive malt profile that was friendly to me. I bought an entire six pack, hoping to age the rest. Lots of flavors coming through as this beers warms. Can’t wait to try in a few years. A great one to relax and watch the snow fly for my 200th rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2003
This smelled remarkable. Very complex aroma full of warm malty tones and nice hops. For being a barley wine this was pretty damn smooth. Very mellow, the chewy sweetness of the brown sugar malt works fast and covers up any hint of alchohol there may be. Very fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (205) - USA - JAN 4, 2003
Nice deep dark amber in color. Aromas are malty, cookie slightly hoppy, floral and fruity. Taste is sweet and chunky, chewy. Alcohol is almost non existant, VERY well disguised. Slight hop bitterness in the finish. Another great product from Kally!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Cloudy brown color with a pretty off white head. Tons of fresh caramel malt aroma. Also roasted malt notes in the nose with a touch of coffee. Sweeeet with a roasted malt finish. I really liked the unexpected roasted notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2003
12/31/02: bottle. little head during pouring, leaving a thin line of white head in the glass. little signs of lacing. sweet nose. full red- copper body. tons going on in the taste department. sharp and strong tasting. full of flavor, including lots of hops. sweet and sour with a bit of rose. i would like to try this one next NYE after it matures a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2003 Deep, dark brown body with a thin white head.
Malty and sweet. Lingering hops aftertaste.
Slight carbonation makes this a very smooth beer. Very smooth.
I'm going to try very hard to cellar at least one of these. Wish me luck!
Re-Rate: 01/22/03
Deep, reddish-brown body with a quickly diminishing, white head. No lacing.
Malty and sweet aromas, Some hint of raisins. No hops presence in the aroma.
Tastes like hops that are covered in a thick, dark mash syrup. Have you ever ate a whole leaf hop right out of the boil kettle? A quick hint of the malt on the front of the tongue with a big hop bite on the back of the tongue. Very full-bodied too, AA probably close to 50-60% range...
I'm still a fan of the slight carbonation and overwhelming smoothness of this beer.
Still no number changes for this re-rate.

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