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RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


Oakes' rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 10, 2001
Heavy hops on the nose; beautifully balanced with loads of soft, chewy malt and flowering, citric hop. At times this is like bathing in hop oils, but the malt and alcohol re-emerge from their slumber to smooth out the edges. A well-named beer, not to be consumed in a standing position.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5206) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle (22 oz), split 3 ways. Deep copper with a medium off-white head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is earthy and caramel forward with resin, alcohol, brown sugar and vegetal notes. Taste is quite sweet but itís balanced by alcohol and a rather strong earthy and resinous presence. Thereís plenty of brown sugar and caramel along with some spiciness and a medium bitterness. Full body. Medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Though itís really not a style I am fond of, I have to admit itís really well-executed and I would even say quite enjoyable as a sipper. One of the really good American BW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ home
Aroma is sweet with fruity hops and caramel. Flavour has alcohol, sweet caramel, some harsh malt and toffee. Alcohol warms nicely in the finish. Quite nice slow sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderpup12 (18) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2016
From a bomber. Pours a dark orange with cream head. Smells like grapes. Strong booze flavor but pretty smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2458) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2016
650ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Cellar aged 3 months, served at cellar temperature and shared with bananabi11. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma has sweet & stone fruits. Very hop forward. Taste is of tangy fruits, pine, citrus, toffee, peach. Medium to full bodied. Blend is solid. There is an alcohol presence. Carbonation is solid. finish is sweeter than bittersweet. Solid hoppy example of style. 14.4

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duganc (27) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Served at 57deg from wine cellar. Pours a rich Amber and head dissipates quickly. Citrus and caramel with long finish. Malty sweetness taste and nose but not cloying. I really like this. 22oz bomber. Will buy more and drink over 3-4 years.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1738) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Rot box special, vintage 2014. Pours a murky Amber with a tan head. Bottle from shelf aroma, toffee, sticky butterscotch. Hops are pretty much gone. Some cardboard, sweet. Thick and sticky. High boost. Chugged the 650ml in under a minute. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from Summer Secret Santa a while back. Sticky dark golden pour with a decent head. Tons of pine sap, hoppy, caramel, dark dried fruits and some vanilla. Sticky texture. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2237) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, hops, toffee, earthy notes and ripe fruits. The taste has pine, hops, caramel, bitter hops and pine notes. Pretty bitter barley wine but a nice one indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy dark brown/red with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, malts, caramel, subtle hoppiness, fresh citrus. Taste is malty, hoppy, caramel, red berries, bitter, orange, piney.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16724) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus courtesy Klimaet! Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, fruits, malt and has a long bitter and sweet finish. Full bodied.


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