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RATINGS: 1457   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (114) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas are sweet malt and chocolate. Upfront flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit with bready notes. Finishes with chocolate, licorice, nutty notes, and a lingering hop bite. Very complex flavors. Creamy, but peppery mouthfeel. Big and boozy. This is a delicious beer. It would likely get even better if allowed to age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2195) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at avrashiís. Thanks troubles. Murky dark brown with white wave. A little alcoholic, fruity and vinous aroma, sweet, vinous taste. Full-bodied, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (609) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Really deep purple-y brown pour thatís a step away from black, no head to speak of, some white lacing. Fresh pungent but light aroma of brisk dark fruits, grain, balsamic and nuts. Carbonation is a bit low, slick mouthfeel and smokey almost warm finish. Robust complex flavor of dark fruit raisins, bourbon, woodsy smokey malts, pine, the graininess is certainly in the forefront. I feel like a fancy boy drinking this beer, probably would be better, richer, and smoother with some age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (517) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Deep ruby with off white head. Nice full body smooth caramel/butterscotch taste. A hint if bitterness. Solid stuff.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
udfan07 (71) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalhead0043 (144) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (268) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1103) - 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.

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