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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1002) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bomber. Bright mahogany pour with a small off white wispy head. Aroma was rich dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel and toasted nuts. Flavors were right in line, lots of caramel and dark fruits. Bittersweet finish with a grassy and floral hoppiness that lingered. Moderate carbonation with a slick and slightly viscous mouthfeel. A classic barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3049) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
2013 bottle, 650ml, 13C. Copper with a beige head that lasts as a coat. Aroma of toffee, some butterscotch, raisins, dried peach, orange peel. Rich and sweet with toffee, peach, hints of dried fruit, a brandy-like booziness that fits fine. Strong, lasting bitterness with bitter oranges. Still pretty hoppy. Like it a lot now, certainly has the structure to go a few years but maybe the malt side of things is not interesting enough to dominate the show. Nothing fancy, just very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JAN 19, 2015
Look: pours deep bet. Slight haze. White head. Thick lacing. Smell: blueberries. Sweet candy sugar. Cherries. Red Apple skin. Taste: hops. Hot alcohol. Cherries. Blueberries. Sweet syrup. Feel: hoppy dryness. Leaves a thick film on the mouth. Overall: great beer. Love the hops. Super sweetness comes out and helps balance it out. First drank; home 1/18/15 Vintage: 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (315) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
This is one of the better barleywine ales that I have had. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, roasted grain, brown sugar, plum, booze. Drinks amazingly smooth for such a high abv, nice balance of sweet malt and hops, the hops are not too astringent or resinous but smooth and fruity. Has kind of a grassy and piney effect from the hops. I really like this one, would repeat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (469) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
This is pretty magical. Aroma is lots of roasted toffee, burnt sugar... and just toasty aromas.... taste is toffee, raisins, and lots of malts that finish smooth and lingering. It has a bit of that burnt sugar that seems aged or slightly rancid--in a good way. Finish is a great lingering body that is full with a soft and comfortable mouth feel as the 11% passes your gullet... haha! This is a good one!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 Medium bodied beer with a pleasantly sweet malty taste. Slightly fruity, sweet, and warming. Great barley wine. Definitely one of my favorites in this style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (346) - - JAN 6, 2015
A rich, malty, high alcohol beer in which you can taste too much booze and has too much carbonation. Medium body, rich caramel aroma, nice creamy head and great lacing and a very long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (306) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma excelente. Notas herbales en dónde destaca ampliamente los aromas a pino. Color rojizo, claro, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma prácticamente nula. En boca deliciosa, notas frutales, final herbales, buen equilibrio. Al paladar es una cerveza sumamente compleja. Notas frutales, principalmente frutos rojos, higo, pasas, con final herbal proporcionado por el lúpulo. En resumen una deliciosa cerveza, bien equilibrada y con aromas y sabores excelentes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
On tap at lures, pours a low carb brown. Aroma is sweet malts and dark fruit. Taste is sweet malts and fruit with a semi dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours a finger and half of head on clear dark amber body. The aroma is mild pine and grapefruit with some wet grain in the background. The taste is fruity mild sweetness, turning to pine bitterness and finishes with a flat sweetness. The texture is thicker. Tasty.

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