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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle at Sune - alst of the night !! Clear deep red - white head. High sweetness, sweet red berries, ryebread, medium hoppy, light grassy, medium malty, caramel, brown sugar, raisins. I need more power !!!!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Very rich ale by Victory. Nose and taste are sprucy maple and molasses. Rated 3/16/03

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, raisins, candied fruits, caramel and hops. Flavour is amazingly rich and complex - begins with very sweet candied fruits and toffee, with the hops kicking in later, and both a bitter and sweet finish. Full-bodied palate. Carbonation is quite high. Absolutely wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14112) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, licorice. Flavour is hop, fruit, alcohol, licorice, malt. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Aroma of waxy green leaf and light fruits and caramel. Amber color with ruby in the depths. A beige head went up and down. Full bodied with coarse carbonation. Flavor is caramel/toffee sugar with strong, yet subtle, light stone fruit flavors. Heat goes down the throat. Finish is far from dry, and it’s even a little sticky, yet it does not come across as sticky sweet. Seems to be some hop bitter. Not enough to balance, but enough to render it drinkably pleasant. There’s a whole lot of flavor going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14042) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
33cl bottle @ Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Unclear red color with floaties in it. Medium sized beige head that leaves a fair lacing. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, raisin, plums and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, raisin, plums, alcohol and a bit sweet-bitter towards the end. Strangely enough I get some hints of chocolate as well. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor was a complex hoppy and fruity moderate sweet with an average finish. Full body with a light alcohol finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle 2004 vintage poured a hazy orange copper with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of plum, apple and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bread with a little fruitiness and a warming bitter finish. Hides it’s alcohol very well!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Opaque burnt orange body with minimal tan head. Aroma is cascade hoppy, sweet/strong malty, with strong alcohol presence. Intense sweet/hoppy/alcohol surge at the first sip. Mellows slightly as it warms, giving you the opportunity to note the good malt backbone, but all the essential barleywine elements remain intact. Finishes with a pleasantly warming alcohol burn. A fine beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a hazy orangish-amber color with a medium-sized beige head. Has a rich hops aroma and a delicious hoppy and citrus flavor. Creamy mouthfeel.


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