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RATINGS: 1609   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 (101) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (101) - - APR 29, 2015
Aroma caramel, bread, alcohol, Appearance amber, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, lively, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingshoes (100) - USA - MAY 29, 2009
12 oz bottle. Poured a gorgeous dark red with almost no head. Very sweet taste, and perhaps the beer that comes closest to tasting like a wine out of all I’ve had. Slightly bitter alcohol comes in at the end, but that’s expected with a beer with such a high ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Pours dark amber with full frothy off-white head and moderate lacing. Amazing, strong aroma of citrus hops, pineapple. Sweet, creamy, full-bodied barley wine. Sweetness isn’t over done, and is well balanced by huge citrusy hop bitterness. Toffee and a bit of chocolate, alcoholic warmth on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
What an enjoyable beer. This strong barely wine style beer has a pleasant if almost sappy and stout like initial bouquet. Once injested, the barely wine qualities of this beer become readily apparent. It is made for cold winter nights

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
I found a dusty 2004 bottle at my local liquor store. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance was a hazy red/amber color w/ a fully diminishing head. Aroma of citrus hops, with roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, toffee, fruit and citrus hops. Warm lingering aftertaste. Pretty good barley wine, would like to try some again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
This barleywine has a malty pine brown sugar with a touch of booze aroma. Roasted barley and subtle chocolate nuances are swamped by brown sugar caramel malt and spruce hoppiness. Long bittersweet finish with a warm alcohol finish. Not overwhelming. Abv is woven into this nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very deep orange that borders brown with great red hues and great off white micro-bubble head. No lacing. Orange and grapefruit hops fill the room. Damn, this nose is huge, dominated by the fore-mentioned hops, cookie dough, booze, and caramel malt. Glennmastrange describes the nose best with ’perfume’. Flavor is a quick blast of citrus and booze. Thick mouthfeel with solid amount of micro-bubble carbonation. Warming starts immediately on the tongue with flavors of raisin, caramel cookie malt backbone, with a bitter and dry finish bordering upon astringent. Alcohol is very much present in taste and does a great job warming the stomach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2003
My first BarleyWine. Wow. So many differewnt flavors here it was frankly impossible to sort them all out. The most dominant aroma I got was like a meaty dry dog food. Seriously. Frothy head. For me it would have to be one of those beers I'd enjoy for it's character and complexity, not as a refreshing beverage. I hope to re-rate this later on down the road when I've got more basis for comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2006
12 oz-12/3/04 Pours a light brown with a small tan head. Hoppy,malty, with a touch of caramel.

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