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RATINGS: 1568   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
Not a good looking beer, hazy reddish amber,fast fading beige head leaves a flat lifeless liquid. Nose of toffee and alcohol.Sweet profile,toffee,brown sugar, medium alcohol heat. Lasting but not strong hop finish Either a poor offering or I got a bad bottle Poorest effort I have had from Victoey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Danyel (678) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown, lots of red hues with off-white head. Smells like lots of barley, sweet. Tastes rich, bitter for a barleywine, interesting. Donít think itís that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Cloudy dark reddish-brown ale with a lot of sediment. My bottle claims 11% alcohol. Very small head. Aroma of cherries and dark fruit. Alcohol burn hits you immediately like sippin on some brandy. Taste like plums, burnt plums and the alcohol makes it pretty dry, like you would think rubbing alcohol tastes. Maybe Iíve just got a bad bottle but this is not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BenjaminTate99 (1) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2002 does not count
It was an average stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - FEB 8, 2005
a decent barley wine. hoppy and alcoholic, this beer is well balanced. my bottle is relatively new, so i donít know how this beer ages.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2008
2002 bottle.
Pours a caramel color with no head. Smell is rich an strong caramel, but in that aged sort of way, that is unappealing to me. Taste is smooth caramel as is common in old beers. Low carbonation and almost flat. Not great, but I’m sure I’ll like it better once I rate one of my fresher bottles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Sorry but meh... Pours a hazy orangish amber, red tint? nice head. Not so lacy, head dissipates. Aroma.. not much there... Kinda boozy tasting... some hops, but ? maybe a different kind? Some fruit prunes? not a good after taste.. Hops gone.... Maybe an old bottle, [NO DATE!] but Barely-wines usually age OK... Hate to compare to Big Foot, but... this was pretty expensive, shipped across the state, and well a 6 pack of Big foot, 9 bucks.. Iíll not have this again, unless....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (679) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
citrus smell to it, taste is too hoppy for me, especially for a barleywine! I appreciate different takes on the styles but this is too much!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2003
This beer reached right up and tickled my kidneys. Strong hoppy taste and high alcohol content ... it thoroughly beat me down and made me call it big poppa.

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