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RATINGS: 1467   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle at home with TOm and Royce ... Copper ... sweet barly wine nose ... toffee and sweet malts ... bit over strong alcohol wise but im a bit over tipsy. (i just cant keep up wit tom even if it is my tasting) Like a lot of bartleys could do with another year or two.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle. Itís a clear, reddish copper beer with an off-white head. West-coast sweetish maltyness on the nose, with some mint and a hint of cellar. Raisins, sweetness, alcohol, caramel and a cellar touch in the flavor. Full-bodied and warming, finishing malty sweet with some roasted malts, raisins and alcohol. A pleasant by-the-fire beer. 091016

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle (Sune) at The Club !! (Vintage í05) Clear red/brown - white edges. Aroma: Ryebread, berries, flowery, citrus, hoppy. Taste: High hoppy, berries, dark bread, ryebread, dried dark fruits, bitterness, citrus, sweetness, light-pleasant-alcho-burn. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
Bottled
Murky brown, good firm expresso head. Aroma of whisky barrel and licorice. Full-bodied. Salty, loads of licorice, hints of vanilla and toffee caramel. Loads of dark coffee and roasted malts. Hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Delicious barley wine, propably ages quite nicely.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Slightly murky amber. Toffee, nuts, raisins and just plain rich malts in the aroma. Very rich and long flavour with big toffee notes and some strong alcoholic dryness. Bitterness clashes too much with the chewy maltiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Very dark brown, 8 bubble head. Aroma of maple syrup. Taste of caramel, malt and brown sugar. Nice hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2003
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brwon color with a thin head. Hoppy, floral, sweet flavor with a warm alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 (7/14/03): Murky brown with small off-white head. Aroma is rich, medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is malty, big, caramel, mint/grapefruit. Full bodied and medium acidic. (11/14/02): Garnet with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, fruity -- raisin and cherry. Flavor is rich, sweet, and very fruity -- the alcohol is very well hidden. It's a very good beer, but I'll be honest -- I can't see why this is considered a top 50 beer (8/4/8/4/16).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11250) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2008
Bottle. Vinous, mild dark fruit aroma. Mahogany color with an off-white head that didnít amount to much. Bready aroma as the glass approaches the lips. Medium body with creamy/fizzy carbonation. It seems bottle conditioned in terms of mouthfeel - like Fullers 1845. Something grape, raisin/fig and roasted malts for flavor. Finish is mildly sweet with a decent amount of bitter. Excellent ale. It gets better with each passing sip.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Drmatt]
Pours a deep redish brown with a fine, creamy beige head on top. Aroma is really stunning! lots of malts, caramel, sugars, lightly roasted, some slight chocolate and a good raisin-based fruitiness. Low carbonation - very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is brilliantly balanced. Very sweet with a surprising chocolate edge to it. Lots of fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolate and a warming viniousness. Really stunning - damn, Iíve had some good BW lately!


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