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RATINGS: 1585   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (3770) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Jake65. Without any research, I was thinking this was an old ale. Bottled August 2013. Muddy brown with small skin of beige head. Sweet malt and molasses on the aroma, hints of vanilla and oak in the taste, very gentle warmth. Slick, oily body. I would have kept this longer had I known. Thanks Jake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2016
This beer was fantastic glad i was able to share with Brian and dusty...hopeing to get a bottle for myself soon...tons of caramel ages very nicely...would drink again and again...better as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle 0,33l from The Beer Cartel, Sydney. Pours a red brown colour and leaves a small Head and a ring of lacing. Aroma of malts, wine, caramel and toffee. Taste of malts, alcohol, hops, caramel, toffee and syrup. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (354) - - JAN 16, 2016
12oz bottle. 10/3/15 package date. Appearance: Slightly cloudy Amber brown, with a thick khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Bread crust, dark fruit (cherry), and sherry notes. Alcohol apparent. Taste: Deep, rich malt sweetness, with toast and bread crusts standing out. Also some rich caramel and sherry notes. Strong bitterness in the swallow to balance the malt base. Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with some viscosity, and a low carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Finish: Leaves a rich malty, bread crust flavor long after the swallow. Overall: A very rich, but smooth barley wine. Loads of dark fruit flavors for complexity, while the alcohol is well hidden for a beer this strong and young. Interested to see how the flavors develop over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (958) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
reddish brown, slightly cloudy with a thin off white head. Sweet, toffee, dried fruits and nuts. Starts off with toffee, not overly sweet, burnt sugar, a little dried fruit. Has a bit of bitterness underneath, booze, and more burnt toffee. A bit out of my element with barleywines, but it’s pretty damn good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (698) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle to a pint. Mahogany pour with thin tan head. Toasty malt with spice and tiger notes. Smooth and balanced... Excellent!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Draft. pours a deep reddish-brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt and dried fruit. Medium-full body, taste echoes the aroma - more of the dried fruit and malt theme. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Finish is sweet at first then a little bitterness comes out. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1553) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Cloudy brown with rimming Lacy tan head; grainy hoppy fruity notes; flava is incredible balance of malt hop grain fruit alcohol notes of wood ; feels medium to thick decent fizz; finishes malty yet dry and full of hop flava bitters

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2870) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Plenty of caramel in the taste along with ripe dark fruit like figs. Appearance is orange brown with spotty lacing. Sticky mouthfeel a bit sweet but not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (844) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
This is a solid, aggressive barley wine. It pours deep copper color with a thin head but a lot of lace. The aroma is candied fruit and nuts and dark liquor; raisins, figs, something like bourbon. The taste packs a lot of kick on the back end. Rich flavor, dense mouth feel.

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