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RATINGS: 1611   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbeatdano (70) - - SEP 21, 2014
Aroma is pineapple, grapefruit, citrus hops, and sticky sweet malt. Taste is packed with citrus hops and fruits with a prevalent bitterness and a grainy malt taste. And it is boozy ladies and gentlemen. Palate is full bodied and mouthfeel is thick as a brick and sticky. Finish is medium and bitter. This is a heavy barleywine and very full bodied. Not your easy sipper by any means but a good representation of the style. There are other barleywines that suit my taste better but this is by no means a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1317) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
650ml botte, pours dark brown with just a little lacing. Aroma is rich, caramel and toffee malt giving way to citrus hop, orange and pineapple come through with a pithy bitterness and dry finish. heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick, sticky, oily feel, soft carbonation. Very good barley wine, very drinkable, more than a slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (368) - Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 This is a really pungent beverage; itís sweet, itís hoppy, and itís boozy as hell. The hops give off a sweet, tropical vibe, and the malts bring up molasses. Then the booze arrives and reminds you youíre about to get slightly impaired. The taste is shamelessly bitter and alcoholic, with a sweet, malty background that keeps the whole thing on a leash. The palate is medium to thick, which, coupled with the sweet malts, makes for an overall syrupy impression. The beer is a deep, yellowish, coke brown without much of a head. Good and with much depth, but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Edinburgh shared with BenH, James Tulloch and allmyvinyl. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - burnt orange and honey. Taste - marmalade and honey. Palate - rich in body and texture with a sweet finish that is still in balance. Overall - good example of a well made barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark amber, thick off-white head. Boozy fruitcake aromas, mixed dried fruit and demerara sugar. Something nutty too. Nice. Taste is rich, light spice, light booze and then an orange peel bitterness at the end. Smooth, oily texture, long finish. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (408) - Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a snifter amber red with a golden head which laced nicely. Aroma is hoppy tropical sweetness. Flavor is caramel, pineapple, piney hops. Really nice blend to the palate. Top Notch American Barleywine. Really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Clear, toffee color with a 3-finger khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, papaya and pineapple. Taste of caramel, tropical fruit, alcohol, plum, citrus, pineapple and sweet golden raisins. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UncleKorm (1059) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle poured a hazed orange hue w/ enormous long-lasting beige head and sticky lacing. Big Malty and spicy aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ moderate bitter long lasting finish. Taste is malt forward w/ earthy spices. Full bodied and a hot finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Truly a superior barley wine. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Lots of hops, booze and caramelized malt. Citrus, candied plum and pine. Pours cloudy brown with good head and lacing. Finishes bittersweet. Soft carbonation. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.

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