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RATINGS: 1594   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy orangish amber color. Aromas of strong malts, citrus, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor big malt taste with fruity finish. Long malt aftertaste. Can really taste the alcohol in this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bring it on! Foggy caramel colored pour, nice beige head with terrific lacing. Aroma is molasses and dark fruit. Flavors match quite well. Texture is a bit thin but smooth. This one confuses me. Is it a Barleywine or an English Old Ale. Whatever.....itís solid!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Appearance: Packaged 5/9-2014. Dark redish brown, clear. Small light tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, molasses.
Taste: Dark fruits, molasses, some maltiness, vinous, warming. Hides alcohol well, I think.
Bought: Trade with Benzai - thanks!, 355 ml
Info: 23/3-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3188) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on April 4, 2012. poured into a snifter. Dark Translucent Crimson with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is oxidized caramel malt and tobacco. Not a fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Alcohol and fruits come through on the nose after an autumn dark brown color. Light effervescence yields to rich mouthfeel. Strong whiskey-like liquor finish is pretty pleasant especially for a non-barley wine guy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pours hazy chestnut brown with a tan white head that gradually fades to a rim. Mild lacing. Aroma is molasses and malt and sweet wine. Taste is rich and flavorful and quite dry on the palate. Very much like wine or brandy in taste and character. Still, there is a sweet toffee and malty roastiness - even burnt sugar here. Despite the wine-like character and ABV, not overly boozy. This is a very flavorful beer and a fantastic example of the style. If you like old ales/barleywines and are willing to lean into the malty side, this is a winner. Just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2016
2013 vintage 12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is caramel, wood, light molasses turns to a bright rum raisin with mild leather. It pours a murky, dark wood brown color with a tan, foam head that has very light retention and just a mild, runny lace. The taste is highly bitter, with a medium high sweet. The texture is thick with a mild, fizzy carbonation and a full body. The flavor profile starts with a muted rum or brandy warmth and raisin notes and finishes with a brighter rum raisin that turns to sweet tobacco and coffee with smokey molasses and bitter herbs. It leaves an aftertaste thatís lightly astringent with notes of smoke, ash, tobacco, and herb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (499) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Malty aroma. Deep Amber color. Thin white head. Bitter with a tad of sweetness. Grain fruit notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (900) - Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Medium brown pour with thin head. Musty malty aroma. Pleasantly malty and boozy, some syrupy feel and some alcohol get in the finish. Label doesn't provide much information, glad the ratebeer app clued me in that this was a barelywine or I may have been very confused by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (4033) - 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.

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