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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Like Mr. Buck, the Bernese Mountain Dog on the label, this is a BIG beer. A complex, dry-hopped, and unfiltered barley wine ale that will only get better with age. The malt aroma, possible only in a barley wine ale, together with deep malty flavors melds perfectly with the hops for a truly unforgettable experience.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hman43 (336) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
It has an aroma of plum and tones of sherry. It is a cloudy brown with a light head that lasts a bit. It has that strong Barley wine flavor with a decent taste but a stronger bitter finish than most.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
bottle. not feeling this particular barley wine. Its really amazing on how different one from the other can be but this isnt for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (433) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft. Cloudy Ruby color. Hoppy aroma. A bitter taste with alcohol and pine. It is a nice beer to sip on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from George. Aroma of bitter candy and a bit of booze. Taste is slightly sweet an fairly bitter for a barleywine. No real other flavors just barleywine. Pretty taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1850) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Solid copper body, not much head forms at all, only a timid, beige film that stretches across the top, outlined by a thin collar. Aroma has some light fig & prune notes with a heavier underbody of caramel sweetness. Light oxidation notes, wet cardboard, hints of pear, & some grassy herbage in the finish. Taste is quite sweet & malty, hitting with caramel & toffee up front, followed by soft apple skins, figs, & faint anise. Again, it takes like some oxidation has taken place, despite the relatively young age of the bottle. Relatively sticky but not necessarily thick. It isnít bad, but itís not very exciting, & I could do without the oxidation as itís a little distracting. As Kevin put it, it smells "old".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottled, orange marmalade color,with some soapy foam, nice piney nose, flavor of pine cones and some good metallic hops, clean hoppy finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, cinnamon, and some herbal hoppy notes. It pours a mostly transparent orangish-red with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and a touch of fruit. The finish has some aged citrus hops, light oxidation, and some faint herbal notes. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, I know this is relatively fresh, but it tastes like itís been aged.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (141) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy golden red with a thin but creamy head. Aromas are delicious caramel malt and citrus hops. Flavors are caramel malt, butterscotch, dried apricot, and biscuit. Big, boozy finish with floral hop bite. Creamy, chewy mouthfeel. This is a massive, huge, bold barley wine. Lovely. This one is a keeper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle. Poured a copper color with hearty size head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel, toffee biscuit, brown sugar malt. Good hop/ malt balance. Smooth. Medium to heavy body. Nice texture. Some warming alcohol. Still, itís a pretty big malt bomb, but has good background hops. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle. This beer is a kind of orangish amber with a small head and chewy and sugary aromas. Flavor has a punch of bitterness to it, lots of light brown sugar sweetness, a little but bit of boozy warmth and a slightly watery mouthfeel. Itís good but kind of directionless. Just a sweet and bitter booze bomb. But I like it.


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