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RATINGS: 1634   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Luxuriously rich in character, this warming winter ale delivers over 10% alcohol in an oh-so-seductive manner. Deliciously fruity flavors lie under a bracing hop nose.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2239) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, orange, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy, dull, thick orange-amber with a well-retaining, orange-tan head. Toffee and a strange perfumy aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Barleywine-type sweet maltiness. Toffee flavor. A peculiar, sharp, somewhat harsh hop character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
650ml bottle. 2014 vintage that had been in a fridge since it got to the store. Lightly hazed pour. Aroma is captain crunch berry cereal. Flavor is similar, quite hoppy still, candylike, over the top.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
650 ml bottle 2013 vintage, from a trade with Sebilinz, thanks Erich!
Deep copper body, wih a medium, fluffy, light beige head.
Aroma of grapefruit, resin, orange, some pine, caramel, some candy.
Taste follows this, surprisingly hoppy, with some more booze.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation
Finishes bitter-sweet, a bit alcoholic, hoppy, zesty, a bit piney, fruity, also sweet malty.

Very nice. Surprisingly hoppy after 2 years. Pretty strong hop bite in the taste and finish, even a bit harsh. Overall more a Double IPA than a Barley Wine in my opinion. Not my favourite beer from Victory, but really characterful and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiosna (582) - - OCT 29, 2015
0,65 l pullo @ Werkmeister’s place. Hiukan samea, meripihkan ruskea. Tuoksussa alkoholia, brandya, makeaa mallasta. Maussa humalaa jotenkin väärällä tavalla liikaa, makeaa mallasta, alkoholia. Karvaus muistuttaa mangoldia. Huh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simay (75) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
Really nice hazy cooper/amber colour with very fast disappearing off white head. Aroma: strong alcoholic, honey, pines, herbs, spices, caramel. Tastes very alcoholic and hoppy, there is little sweetness but quite a lot bitter. The smell is really nice butthe taste is too harsh, not as sweet as it smells, a little bit disturbing. Still good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1831) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 29, 2015
0,66l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. Vintage 2013, no obvious BB date. copper hazy color, small off-white head. smells light veggies, spices, light wood, grass, tobacco, some pines. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes again light veggies, spices, grass, tobacco, oranges, pines, alcohol, herbs, marzipan, nuts, almonds, finishes with alcohol and oranges and some herbal bitter notes. decent, a bit underwhelming, has some veggie notes, not too distracting, but apparent. overall quite good beer but the other ratings would suggest better, a bit boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2015
0,65l bottle (2013) shared by Saeglopur @ Werckmeister?s place. Pours cloudy copper with a low off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, dark fruits, alcohol and loads of hops. Good, not quite great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZacM612 (487) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2014 bottle. Deep copper color, slight haze. Light orangish head that dissipates fairly quickly. Dark fruit aroma, with a hint of booze. Smooth, sweet flavor. Warming feel. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5163) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Nice red amber body with slight head. Nose of caramel, malts, toasty, fruits. Taste fruits, toasty, pines and bitter. Quite a lot of hops. Really nice warming finish. Well done.


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