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RATINGS: 1637   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 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 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 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 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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2004
This beer is named appropiatly. The alcohol is noticable but not overwhelming. Aroma is a sweet, fruity nose. Taste is lightly malty and fruity sweet. This is a excellent Barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 29, 2014
Big big big flavors happening here in a very good beer. 22oz bottle shared with friends poured into 7oz glasses. Lively carbonation, great lacing. Bitter and earthy hops, caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2002
This is my favorite of this style. Deep amber, sweet malty. Enough hops to satisfy. DELICIOUS! Victory does it again!

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