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RATINGS: 1443   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.


2.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
udfan07 (66) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Had it on tap. Looked like an amber in the glass and it smelled good. I didnít taste much flavor and the beer was very bitter to me. So bitter that I did not like it very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (142) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz bottle for 3 bucks. Pours a hazy dark brown with a slight amber hue to it and a light tan head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, a little biscuit and chocolate as well. Taste has some caramel, a little piney hops, a little sweet, bready, fruity as well. Body is average with a slick mouthfeel and a lasting sweetness. This is a pretty good barley wine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle into proper bells tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Deep brown with rudy tint. Completely opaque. Small tan head. Aroma: Earthy notes: Wood, Leather. Roasted malts, spices, warming alcohol. Taste: Very rich. Dry sweetness upfront that transfers into a slightly bitter finishes. Mellows out in the end with a warming alcoholic finish. Palate: Full body, smooth texture. Long finish. Overall: A really nice barley wine. Rich and earthy, not overly sweet or fruity, which is refreshingly different. Strong roasted profile. A nice beer. will be interesting to try with some age on it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scwoptoy (6) - - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Fresh 2013 tap pour @Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC. Cloying bitter. Aroma hints at barley wine nature, but body just isnít there yet. Will age and reassess.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (220) - Kansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
A one inch, mostly tight, somewhat creamy light khaki head momentarily floats on a clear mahogany body flashing ruby highlights, a few extended peninsulas of lace form

Sweet, yet lively aromas of caramel, dark cherries, and vinous tones, a soft piney citrusy hop character works itís way into the aromas with warmth, initially appearing on the creamy silky medium body, nutty biscuit and wood nuances are introduced along with chocolatey notes building into the finish and complimenting the lightly piney, citrus hop influence in the residual, light fruit cake, solid complexity with well restrained, nicely balanced components, mildly warming, pleasant

12oz bottle code 12260 PKGD 08/07/13 C at 55ļ into 16oz Spiegelau Soiree Brandy snifter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Yep, I want to drink this beer on the regular. Not overly hoppy like I want my barely wines to be, but itís flavor is so deep and traditional that I love it nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Deep, murky, rich auburn pour. A sliver of white head. Laced. Aroma of red fruit, caramel, sugar, and faint timber. Taste is doughy. Sweet. Caramel and stone fruit notes on a rich malt backbone. Boozy, but not obtrusive. Long dry finish. Lively carbonation. Proper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (576) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
A deep red color. Dark fruits and a woody taste. Big alcohol flavor in this one. A big sipper. Good tasting stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (465) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 18, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish-brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, boozy, dark fruit. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1583) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle from Save On, six months old. Dark brown with garnet hue ring head and some lace. Cherry liqueur woody earthy hop caramel. Rich fruity caramel earthy boozy sweetness with woody piney earthy hoppy bitterness and balancing dryness. Full body. Excellent.


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