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RATINGS: 1635   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.

UltraViolence's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - FEB 5, 2011
Thereís a barely discernable "Enjoy By" date on the front label by the moon. "Enjoy By" 2014 is a candidate for the holy grail; it is perfect and mind-blowing and there is nothing better...cloudy nectarine color, beautiful when you hold it to the light; rich carmel-y, nutty bread dough and pine complexity finishing into something completely different from where it started. "Enjoy By" 2015 is completely average...darker in color and clear, the rich complexity and butterscotch-ness isnít there, and itís therefore a short-lived trip. This is a bottle conditioned ale that lends itself to cellaring, so in 12 months time, will "Enjoy By 2015" morph into what "Enjoy By 2014" is now? Maybe. But itís hard to imagine it transforming itself to that extent. Buyerís Guide: If it appears cloudy in the bottle and the yeast is stacked at the bottom, buy in mass. If clear in the bottle with just a little yeast at the base, avoid if your intent is to drink now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2275) - 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 (23) - , 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 (1708) - 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 (2104) - 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 (2074) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1397) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy dark brown/red with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, malts, caramel, subtle hoppiness, fresh citrus. Taste is malty, hoppy, caramel, red berries, bitter, orange, piney.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16111) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus courtesy Klimaet! Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, fruits, malt and has a long bitter and sweet finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1425) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a hazy, reddish amber with a medium sized, long lasting, off white head. Aroma has intense hops and sweet malts, that together gives an intense berry-fruity sweetness, intense malty, spicy, piny hops, some caramel. Taste is sweet, toasty, malty, pretty fruity, and finishes off with a big, but balanced bitterness. Average carbonation, full body without being sticky. Nice and balanced for the style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (755) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2016
GABBF, dark amber, little head. Aroma raisin and fruit. Taste tropical fruit, spice, spruce, vanilla. Pale rich, carb moderate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frothmeister (697) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
1PT 6FL OZ bottle. 2013 Vintage. Pours amber with a faint haze and an orange hued tan cap. On the nose, resinous hops, golden syrup, tropical fruit, and pecan pie filling. Sweet Jeebus this smells glorious. The taste is of course on the sweeter side with raisin, resinous hops, light molasses, and faint spice that leads into what I would describe as beefed up IPA territory. Lots of caramel malt, resinous hops, raisin, light citrus, and a good bitter finish. Barley wines when done correctly make me forget about every great beer Iíve had. Man, this is beautiful stuff. Iíve had nothing but top notch beers from this brewery. Thank you Victory.

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