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RATINGS: 1627   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7725) - 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 (433) - 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 (2540) - 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 (1163) - 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 (1289) - - 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 (6479) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (198) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Year 2013 22oz bottle. Dark copper with red hue. Aroma is licorice, nutty, citrus, dough, alcohol. Flavor is very malty up front, medium hop flavor, medicinal finish with a little alcohol bleeding through. Smooth, full bodied, sticky. Overall a nice beer for this cool rainy July day. I’ll put a few of these back for winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Floral notes are weak but still present. Bitterness is middle of the road for a barleywine. Body is heavy but mouth feel is appropriate. Booziness is nowhere to be found. So good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUL 13, 2014
22 oz bottle purchased at State Line. Pours a clear bright copper brown color with ruby hues apparent on the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, leather, dark fruit sweetness, slight citrus via hops, Flavor is same notes as aroma with medium to full bodied mouthfeel and complex sweet fruity finish. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
About to go for a walk (Dave is still peeing). The beer is dark orange / copper with a half inch of tan head. Smells hoppy, boozy, malty. Big beer. ¿Que hora es? Citrus soaked in alcohol. Notes of pine with some alcohol sugars. Good flavor, but the alcohol is too forward. I have trouble appreciating beers of this ilk, where both the malt and hop profiles are so grand that they seem to compete for dominance, rather than dance in harmony. Hop bitterness and alcohol longer on the palate. Overall, good, though not my cup of tea (beer).

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