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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (31) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pretty sweet, but certainly drinkable. I had a bomber of it. Probably could of had a 12oz bottle after that, but that's it. Then again...the bomber did the trick anyway. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFowler (30) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Old Horizontal. Thats what your gonna be if your not careful.This is the most appealing Barleywine that I have had to date. Great tasting, smooth (which to me does not go w/ barleywine)solid brew. If you have never had a barleywine start with this one. Nice antique coffee finish. Remember she’s 11%. Don’t put yourself in the hurt box.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Contra (30) - USA - APR 5, 2006
A very strong beer, in every sense of the word. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Palate is wonderful; thick, creamy, and finishes comes on strong. Flavor is reminiscent of dates, as well as some fruit undertones. Fabulous, although not for the faint hearted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
csuders (30) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
looks great when poured. a bit creamy and very good beer. It doesn’t seem like its over 10% but it is. a couple bottle will sneak up on you. Perfect for the style. and great overall!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
A strong, licorisy ale with a kick. It certainly lets you know it has 11%! But a great beer to be tasted every year or allowed to sit and ripen for a future tasting. Victory shows its mastery of the style with this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DannyP (29) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small dark head.Heavy and well carbonated mouthfeel. Heavy enough for a winter brew, but very drinkable. you can taste theh 10.5% alcohol to a degree. Doesn’t taste overly strong, but the warming flavor is there. Some fruity overtones with just the right amount of malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wynne (28) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
Quite good. My favorite is the Sly Fox Panacea, but Victory knows how to make a good barleywine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Wonderful aroma from the moment the bottle is opened. Smelled of nuts with hints of fruit, almost a tangy/spice smell. Taste was quite a pleasant surprise as it was not as sweet as I anticipated. The feel was balanced with a decisive punch of alcohol on the way down. An excellent beer that can be enjoyed more casually than many other specialty beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wajacobs (26) - USA - DEC 27, 2009
a deep reddish brown beer with a strong malty aroma, a full mouth feel with a nice bitter character on a strong malt backbone. excellent desert beer to serve with berry tarts, or chocolates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
River (25) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2006
This is a deep mahoghanny color with a white head. It has a sweet, fruity aroma and a sweet flavor with some clove spiciness.

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