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RATINGS: 1498   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.


strattonspeaks' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Deep, murky, rich auburn pour. A sliver of white head. Laced. Aroma of red fruit, caramel, sugar, and faint timber. Taste is doughy. Sweet. Caramel and stone fruit notes on a rich malt backbone. Boozy, but not obtrusive. Long dry finish. Lively carbonation. Proper.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (288) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Smells great, tons of caramel, soy sauce, sticky toffee. Hazy brown color with a foamy brown head. Tastes great, upfront sweet and sour characteristics, finishes with candi sugar and intense earthy bitterness. Long finish with a hint of molasses at the end. Not super to my taste but very good beer nonetheless. Thick bodied, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (690) - Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear brown with some off white head. Nose is caramel and whiskey. Taste is same. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (672) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium nut brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is molasses, dark fruits, port. Flavor is boozy, dark fruits, raisin. Thick oily creamy body with a lingering alcohol burn. Decent barley wine, but I think I’m starting to get spoiled with all that barrel aged stuff out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3305) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dry fruits, raisins, spices, ginger? and malts. Quite dry barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3900) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Tap. Pours cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is rich bready and cookie malts, plums, raisins, caramel, black licorice, and molasses. Flavor is rich malt profile with medium floral hop bitterness, dark fruit esters, caramel, and faint woodiness. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft. Pours hazy nut brown with a bubby off white head. Tastes like raisin, dried fruits, booze, toasted malt, and dry grapefruit hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisin, nutty malt, toast, and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (868) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Aroma of plums, bourbon and malt, pours a dark amber without much head. Taste of malt, and bourbon. Medium body with a sweet malt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (708) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a short tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of vanilla, dark malt, plum, and dark cherry. The flavor is well balanced, with slightly toasty malt up front with a sweet, dark fruit finish over a smooth, medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Up, up, and away. This brew is amazing. Fruity and I can only guess about how it ages overtime. Enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (315) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle not aged. Nose is sugary and sweet. Very smooth and sweet. Good color and mouthfeel. 10% hides in there. Looking forward to aging this one. I'd buy again although it's a bit $$$.


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