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RATINGS: 1562   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Deep amber with a very long head. The aroma has lots of dried fruit and toffee. The taste has absolutely no trace of the high alcohol content. It is a perfect balance of the bitter grapefruit from the hops and the creamy, toffee flavored malt.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
sweet hoppyness in the nose, old malt essences as well, somewhat cloudy medium amber hue lacing head, hops hits first in this battle, then the malty richness, which lends to carmel notes accumlating into a very well balance american barleywine! overall best barleywine Ive ever had, Iam gonna miss your loving late in the midwinter season baby!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - MAR 1, 2001
Very potent, malty barleywine. Hoppy nose and flavor as well.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrbeakersalesman99 (17) - USA - MAR 3, 2001
I loved this beer a lot...I am a big fan of all the Victory beers...I thought the beer had fine hop content....but I was looking for just a little more in that category....

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2002
Luminous red with gold infusions; an inhale of vanilla, whiskeymalt, cardamon (Carolyn made me go to the spice drawer to be sure). Inhale. Exhale. Hell, breathing this thing is ecstasy. Sipping it is better. Rich and fiery without caustic alcohol or hop burn bitters. No, this one is insanely smooth and luxurious, its malted steeps like fine mulled wine. Damn. Iím in love. austinpowers, I am in your debt, sir, for introducing me to this exotic creature.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2002
these are great when somebody has some saved away and takes out their vintage now and then

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Wow! Pour is a deep ruby red, thin head and very low carbonation. Aroma is monsterous - hops, malts, fruit, and alcohol are all present in bunches. Flavor is just as big as the aroma, starts sweet and malty, middle is very citric and flowery, ends with a nice oily hop pine-ish and lingering flavor. Alcohol is definately noticeable, but I think it adds to the deepness of the flavor and mouthfeel. How they pack that much into a little 12 ounce bottle amazes me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2002
This is my favorite of this style. Deep amber, sweet malty. Enough hops to satisfy. DELICIOUS! Victory does it again!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 Perfection in a Barley Wine, Nick gets extremely close with Behemoth ( You Rock Nick )Smooth clear concise Barley Wine, hoppy, sweet, refreshing, an Oscar performance,deep rich fruits, complex flavours abound. This is the future of many beers, mindblowing, crisp taste. Clean as a whistle. I would drive hundreds of miles for this.I waited months to try this, and it was even more than I expected. An absolute Winner, a Champ and Extremely Recommended,thanks notalush!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Glass: Snifter Purchased at: Canalís Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (first visit, thanks, Mike) Price: $1.89 Size: 12 fl oz ABV: 11 % IBU: unknown Estimated Calories: 210 C RateBeer Rating: 99 Aroma 10 out of 10 Intensity: strong Balance: sweet Impression: nice Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Raisin Hops Flavor:Mud Floral Herbal Spice Other: Cherries, raisins, grapes, prunes Notes: inviting, enticing, and makes you want a taste. Appearance 4 out of 5 Color: Ruby Clarity: Mostly brilliant Head Retention: Average Notes: A beautiful, menacing colored body, with a nice off white head that dissipates quickly. Flavor 10 out of 10 Intensity: Strong Balance: balanced Sweet and Bitter Impression: Nice Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Nut Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal Spice Other: orange peel, raisin, sour cherry, oak, grape, alcohol Notes: A wonderful taste, more savory than sweet malt flavor, and with some deep hoppiness. Bill and Ron have done it again. Palate 5 out of 5 Mouthfeel Sensation: Drying Warming Body: Full Carbonation: Lively, visible Finish Length: Long Intensity: Strong Balance: balanced between Sweet and Bitter Notes: Leaves you wanting more. A very nice mouthfeel and finish. General Impression: 19 out of 20 Craftmanship: Excellent Freshness: Fresh Personal Taste: Loved Notes: Maybe my favorite BWSA. I only had to travel to Burlington to find it as a single. I did see a case of it in Bristol Township, PA at Penn Thrift. Just $50 and itís yours. Iím saving up. Address : <http://beercritic.wordpress.com/>


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