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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
22 oz bomber pours a dark amber color with a nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, pine, resin, caramel malt. Full bodied, sticky and sweet, a great example of an american barley wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Draft. Pours a clean brown, thinner looking than one might expect for a barleywine. Nice velvety mouthfeel, with a fairly sweet finish. Hops come through nicely in the aroma and on the palate, eventually balancing the sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. This is a big burly BW with lots of great malt and hop flavour and plenty of warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AmericanHobo (35) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Nice bold taste, lingers on palate. Despite high ABV there is no hotness to taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
22oz bottle - pours a deep rusty copper with tan head . Bready aromas with some dark fruit . Sharp piney hop note is balanced out by some raisiny sweetness . Moderate alcohol on the palate . Pretty drinkable for 11% and like the $ point $8.99 . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Heavy toast aroma from a typical American barleywine. Thick lacings rim the glass of the hazy copper ale. Hot alcohol burns through the strong caramel flavors. Malt flavors do not clean up in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear red orange pour with a beige head that fades down to a film. Strong fruits an caramel aroma with some booze. Taste is pineapple cake, caramel, and alcohol. Alcohol is a little on the hot side. Slight hoppy bitterness but sweet overall. Slick chewy texture. Slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Hmm, this is an interesting one. Dark amber, somewhat clear, a finger of beige head. Fruity nose, fruit cake like. The taste has a fairly harsh bitterness followed by an almost cloying fruit cake sweetness, a little weird. This is definitely more of an American style Barleywine, which isn’t my favorite style. It’s alright, but no the best Victory offering by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (168) - - JAN 13, 2014
Poured from a bomber into brandy glass. Light golden brown appearance. Flavor was classic american style barleywine. Noticeable hops, but not overdone like some. Large malt character with toffee chewiness and a good mouthfeel. Very solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (984) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from notes. Loved this stuff being year round out here. Just like Bourbon County in 2008 and drinking bottles of it in a cemetery while watching movies in LA. Pours a deep brown to tan. Aroma of barley chaff and booze. Taste is boozy IPA with some orange in there.

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