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RATINGS: 1580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (677) - 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!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (337) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1523) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2817) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (827) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2414) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
355 mL bottle. Nice dark bronze colour with a small, tan head. Booze, fruit, caramel, and maybe even some nut. Or toast. Something. Still pretty hot. Booze dominates, but there is some caramel sweetness to provide a little balance. This one needs a little age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2736) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
Slightly hazy dark copper beer, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, malt, hop notes, sugar. Flavor is malty, sweet, sugary, caramel, fruity notes. Finishes with sugary notes and resiny-herbal hops. Sweet, caramelly and hoppy. Simple and straightforward.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel candy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel candy, toffee, malt. Finish is dry-piney bitter. Overall: very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (4074) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle: Hazelnut brown color, brown head. Malty aroma, light roastiness, hints oft nuts, some fruitiness, molasses. Flavor ia full bodied, dense and round, intensive maltiness and notes of nuts, toffee, catamel, grainy, sugar. Ends roasty with cacao powder, chocolate and dry dark chocolate notes. Round intensive brew, would love to try a longer aged one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2893) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Bottled. Poured a deep brown with very little head. Wood, booze and malts. Probably maltier than most b wines. Very good.


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