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RATINGS: 1384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
At Weyerbacher, we prefer to brew things true to European style guidelines, so our barley wine is definitely on the malty side, without being overly sweet. Notes of date or perhaps fig on the palate follow a pleasurably malty aroma to your taste buds. The finish is warm and fruity, and begs for the next sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett (1066) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
Clear brown amber with a little slick head. Smells like butter tarts and brandy. Quite a similar flavour to DFH Raison Díetre. Raisin, salt, brown sugar, molases. Raspberry, butterscotch. Toasty brown bread malt. A bit of grapefruit hop, earth, oak. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Bottle. Dark and cloudy, walnut colored with no head to speak of. Nose is sweet with strong malty and toffee aroma. Sweet and tangy flavor, strong as hell with an almost oak taste which shows up on the back of the tongue. Creamy and full, full, full bodied with very evident alcohol burn - solidly full and biting. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 15, 2004
The initial impression was good, looked and smelled like a formidable barleywine. The overall experience was less than expected. The flavor starts off with strong grape and wine overtones, then dimishes into an inconsistent alcoholic disaster at the end of each sip. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1272) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Pours a reddish-mahogany with chunks of foam floating about. Aroma is highly assertive and malty, some sweetness and no bitterness. Flavor has little carbonation, so this beer is straightforward and syrupy sweet. Very malty, with some caramel and prune notes. Alcohol is not overly present. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Split the bottle with a roommate towards the end of a small sampling session. Definitely blithering idiots by the end of that. This is a very nice barleywine, I really am liking this style. good job weyerebacher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2763) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Small tan head, short lived with some scattered lacing. Murky brown color with a hazy red hue. Dusty, fruity nose that smacks of caramel. Medium/full body, creamy palate. Gentle maltyness, toffee hints, caramel, mild fruitiness and a touch of alcohol heat. A faint spiceyness shows up in the aroma as it warms as does the alcohol. Creamy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 Deep amber/red color. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, yeast and fruit. Tastes much less sweet than expected, actually ending a bit bitter. The caramel and fruit come thu the most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Pours dark into the glass with small head. Aroma is heavy with fruit and vanilla. Smooth on the palate just the way I like it. This will keep you warm when your cold. Highly enjoyed it and I felt it after I knocked off the bottle. Itís 11%! Just the way I like them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
My favorite beer name ever! Itís what you inevitably have to call me when you catch me at my drunkest... Appearance: deep, dark, tawny violet color, short, rusty head. Aroma: heady, bold, sharp, strong, fruity, with notes of leather, dates, grapes, cherries, and pure alcohol. Taste: rather smooth on the palate at first, big fruit, highly hoppy, muge malt, but nothing too obtrusive, very mellow, actually, with a thick raisiny feel on the palate. Rich and rounded, deliciously fruity, not as harshly alcoholic as some barlwywines, but rather nice. Of course, I took my notes with information taken from the bottle (which gives away nothing) and my own perceptions. Now that I enter this in and see that itís a whopping 11.1%....now, WOW! Why did not have a greater impact upon me? Huh! Well, to conclude this transcription from my notes, "A very nice, hot, fruity, happy little barleywine."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1566) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Pours a dark amber brown with a quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma is spicy with a hint of honey. Taste is expectedly very malty with a solid hop presence. Sweet with notes of caramel, rum, dark fruits (fig, raisin etc) and some cherry. Alcohol is very much present but not overwhelming. Mouthfeel is very full and round with lively carbonation. Nice barleywine.

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