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RATINGS: 1554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.


jahshuwuh's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (537) - USA - FEB 13, 2013
Muddy iced tea color with minimal off white head. Almost a smell of sweet tea as well with brown sugar, brandy. A sweet spicy kick to the mouth at first with noticeable booziness. A distinct bitter lingers afterwards. Not as complex as I hoped but not bad overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (748) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1100) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (302) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (832) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (623) - 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 (308) - Camp Hill, 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 (1387) - 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 (2702) - 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 (723) - 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 (2303) - Peterborough, 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.


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