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RATINGS: 1640   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2008 bottle. Dark brown color, nose of figs and sherry. Flavor is a little sweet, a lto malty, but with a hoppier finish than some barleywines. Loved the balance there. Outstanding beer from an outstanding brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Copper/amber in color with a white, two-finger head. Nice malty sweet aroma with some grape hints and hops. Pretty solid hop lead that rests on caramel, butter, and nuts. Very crisp. A solidly sharp barleywine. Malty with a citrus hop edge. Nice balance of fruity hops and sweet malts. Not super rich and not super sweet but a very enjoyable and drinkable. I look forward to another.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Candied hops and brown sugar toffe malt with a touch of chocolate in the flavor. Beautiful red orange pour with everlasting lace

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badnloose (111) - North Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle. Smooth pour with a delightful ruby-amber color, and a very light cream head which is slow to dissipate. Initial hop kick gets delightful upon second taste. None too discernible aroma. Warm alcohol finish, thanks to the ABV. Darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2009
nice lemon-grass in the nose and flavor. bright, lively, piney, solid barely wine. malty sweetness followed by citrus hop finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2002
Love this beer, dark, smooth and ass kickingly strong. victory wins again!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kane (111) - USA - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Sometimes I get my barleywines mixed up from the past because I could swear this had some hop character in the past, but I could be wrong. Caramel malts and alcohol are out front with the alcohol being a bit strong for me. A run of the mill barley-wine that I can not figure why it is a top 50 beer. Very average IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - APR 28, 2006
Bottle. The first word that came to mind after I had a sip was ’wow!’ It is a dark amber beer with a malty taste. The first sip can take you back. The 10.5% alcohol was not noticable, which could be a problem if you do not read the label before drinking! A good, hearty beer but not something I would try during the warmer months. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Decided effervescent, this positively scarlet ale has a deep aroma of molasses, nutmeg, and butterscotch. Flavor itself has an absolute "zip" that hits the sides of the taste buds and offers a long, gentle finish with toasty, cinnamon notes and hints of citrus, pear, burnt coffee. Ideal as a sipping barley wine, a braised pork dish with dill potatoes would really hit the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2007
bottled dec 06. Aroma of oranges and grapefruit. nice two finger head that subsides to a thick lace. soft mouthfeel. deep amber color. Very nice, mellow malt flavor with a very nice alcohol warmth. Overall, a great, great barleywine. Perfect to savor at the end of the night. I bet this is amazing aged for a few years

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