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RATINGS: 1570   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (601) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Golden colored ale with a high degree of clarity for a barley wine. Frothy head that quickly disspates. Pretty good lacing, but not overly viscous. Very complex with a ton of esters poping out of the lightly carbonated base. Alcohol is very noticeable. Not hidden enough for me. Extremely powerful flavor with a nice warming sensation that helps subdue the the alcohol. Difficult to drink more than 6 oz. Not really my cup of tea though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Drank a 12 oz bottle out of a pint glass. not very impressive aroma but the appearance had a decent hue. I was not impressed by the flavor, and the alcohol aftertaste was to overpowering and took away from any flavor potential. As with the flavor, the alcohol aftertaste did little for the palate. overall impression of this beer is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3350) - 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 (735) - 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. Don’t think it’s 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 I’ve 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 don’t know how this beer ages.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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 (2546) - 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.. I’ll not have this again, unless....

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