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RATINGS: 1558   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
bottle. 12-03. Wow this was a very enjoyable beer. It was sweet with a smooth, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Amazing, but I don't know about 100%... maybe one day I can try an aged one. 100 Rated Beers!


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PigMine (24) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bomber with a very microscopic date printed on neck. Bottled sometime in 2013, smeared print, but bottle conditioned, and at 11% abv it will remain fresh for years. It pours dark amber, fairly clear, with a small creamy head as most large abv brews have. It leaves nice lacing by the time you finish the bottle. It smells great, some hops, some Belgium yeast, and plenty of bready malt.a massive taste, full bodied with huge malt and sweetness and the alcohol hits slightly later. An excellent barleywine and will be remembered as the real deal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear deep mahogany color with a one-finger tan head that leaves minimal lace. Aromas of dark and dried fruit, candy sugar and molasses. Raisin, date, caramel, plum and tobacco flavors highlight a complex flavor profile. Full bodied, thick creamy mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, and a pleasant dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (793) - - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours a perfectly transparent amber with thin beige head. Aroma isnít as strong as I thought it would be, just faint hints of caramel and booze. Taste of dark fruits, a more pronounced caramel, and a lingering booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (482) - - MAY 25, 2014
Hazy dark red with abundant lacing, moderate carbonation and a thin but creamy head. Lots of dark fruit notes in the nose, with caramel malts, and some citrus hops. Flavor is very powerful but otherwise pretty much the same as the nose but with more of a resiny kick to it, particularly in the aftertaste. Thick body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours faintly hazy gold with a small but fluffy head. Very good complexity and balance.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1496) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle shared at 2014 Pittsburgh Barleywine tasting. Pours a clear golden color with a slight white head. Slight grassy aroma with a sweet taste. Some retro-nasal caramel/toffee notes. Really good barleywine for the price.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (448) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA transfer - Poured from bottle into chalice glass Appearance - A Nice deep red/brown color with a haze that faded. A Very wispy head was present when poured which dissipated quite quickly. Smell - Not all that potent, but some sweet notes of dried fruit. Taste - A sweet taste hits your tongue immediately. Cherries overwhelm the taste pallet with a nice malty flavor developing later on. This is then followed long after by a very subtle yet pleasant alcohol taste. Good for the style. Mouthfeel - Nice and creamy with not too much carbonation. Overall - A very good brew. A barleywine I would recommend over others I have had. Itís too bad Victory did not continue brewing it this year.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Bomber. 2013 bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is complex with nutty sweet caramel notes, fig, smoke, and citrus and hops. Taste is very bitter up front with hops. Mellows out a bit In the middle to reveal caramel and toffee flavors with a hint of dark fruit. The finish is back to the bittering hops with some spice and a lot of alcohol. Based on the reviews I've read I was hoping for a smoother barley wine, probably needs to age a bit. Decent yet a little disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear copper with a small beige head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big malty, toffee and caramel notes, along with raisins, figs and a complementary piney hop note. Wow, the flavour is an incredible, complex mix of toffeeish, biscuity malts with raisins, figs, a touch of molasses, and perhaps even pear and peach notes. Towards the end, hops reemerge, imparting a nice spicy, peppery quality to a finish that is long and balanced between fruity, toffeeish malts and a nice piney bitterness. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a truly great barley wine. I would love to compare to the oaked version. 2014-05-01

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
65cl, Vintage 2013, at 11%Vol, American brew, thx to Ethan!, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity/bitter, very balanced, clear, small head, very good Winter brew


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