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RATINGS: 1639   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.

Toiletduck's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Toiletduck (20) - Philadelphia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Great finishing beer. Very rich and fruity in flavor compared to Rogueís Old Crustacean. I live about 45 minutes from Victoryís brewpub, but oddly enough Iíve never been there. This beer makes me want to go and taste the draught version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, hops, fruit, & some citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, pine hops, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, and spice; Warm finish; The alcohol was present in both the aroma & flavor; Nicely balanced & complex; Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle, 2014 vintage, label says enjoy by 05 DEC 2019. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a hazy copper/burnt orange color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like toffee, molasses, brown sugar, earthiness and dried fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also some citrusy hops, bready/grainy malt, booze, stone fruit and pine noticeable. Nice amount of bitter and sweet flavors in this barleywine. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit creamy and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good overall brew, definitely worth a try! Picked it up on closeout a few months ago for $2.99 a bottle at DEPís. Great deal!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5317) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle (22 oz), split 3 ways. Deep copper with a medium off-white head, good retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is earthy and caramel forward with resin, alcohol, brown sugar and vegetal notes. Taste is quite sweet but itís balanced by alcohol and a rather strong earthy and resinous presence. Thereís plenty of brown sugar and caramel along with some spiciness and a medium bitterness. Full body. Medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Though itís really not a style I am fond of, I have to admit itís really well-executed and I would even say quite enjoyable as a sipper. One of the really good American BW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2016
65 cl bottle vintage 2013 @ home
Aroma is sweet with fruity hops and caramel. Flavour has alcohol, sweet caramel, some harsh malt and toffee. Alcohol warms nicely in the finish. Quite nice slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thunderpup12 (18) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2016
From a bomber. Pours a dark orange with cream head. Smells like grapes. Strong booze flavor but pretty smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2016
650ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Cellar aged 3 months, served at cellar temperature and shared with bananabi11. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma has sweet & stone fruits. Very hop forward. Taste is of tangy fruits, pine, citrus, toffee, peach. Medium to full bodied. Blend is solid. There is an alcohol presence. Carbonation is solid. finish is sweeter than bittersweet. Solid hoppy example of style. 14.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duganc (27) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Served at 57deg from wine cellar. Pours a rich Amber and head dissipates quickly. Citrus and caramel with long finish. Malty sweetness taste and nose but not cloying. I really like this. 22oz bomber. Will buy more and drink over 3-4 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Rot box special, vintage 2014. Pours a murky Amber with a tan head. Bottle from shelf aroma, toffee, sticky butterscotch. Hops are pretty much gone. Some cardboard, sweet. Thick and sticky. High boost. Chugged the 650ml in under a minute. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2559) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from Summer Secret Santa a while back. Sticky dark golden pour with a decent head. Tons of pine sap, hoppy, caramel, dark dried fruits and some vanilla. Sticky texture. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, hops, toffee, earthy notes and ripe fruits. The taste has pine, hops, caramel, bitter hops and pine notes. Pretty bitter barley wine but a nice one indeed.

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