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RATINGS: 1622   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13324) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12951) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (12498) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12406) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Very rich ale by Victory. Nose and taste are sprucy maple and molasses. Rated 3/16/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11760) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a tan, rich head. Color is a deep cloudy reddish-orange. A hoppy with citrus aroma. Taste is alcohol, then sweet-malty & hopscome through. Not to my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle from SoLan, thanks! 11% on the label. Orange dark brown color. Malt, plums, blackberries and a hint of oak in the aroma. Sweet, syrupy, malty flavor with plums, peppermint, oak and earthy hops. Blackcurrant, vanilla. Slightly alcoholic, but still well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11312) - 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.

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