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RATINGS: 1390   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2004
This beer was sampled at the San Diego Real Ale Festival and was poured courtesy of Dr. Bill....or should I call him Dr. Bill the GREAT! This beer poured a cloudy brown with hints of slight orange in the presence. The head was frothy white but faded fairly quickly. The beer had this awesomely sweet and candy-like aroma. Malts everywhere, vanilla and raisins made up nearly all of the aroma. It was like a brown sugar and cotton candy pie! It reminded me a LOT of HotD Adam, but then again my mind might be playing tricks on me. The flavor was all sweet with vanilla, and raisins dominating with almost a hint of cinnammon and caramel in the finish. A slight drying spice in the finish...maybe ginger, but wonderfully sweet, overly sweet almost. Wonderfully creamy mouthfeel...great beer! Super great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Poured a dark reddish/brown in color with a very small head. Aromas of sweet malts, cherrys, raisins and plums. Sweet tasting with dark fruits and slight alcohol (not the 11% that it is though). Body struck me as fizzy and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Bottle. Wonderfully strong alcoholic and sweet sugary aroma. Nutty, raisony first sip that is full of strong alcohol and drys to a nutty, warm finish. A belly warmer for sure, it got a bit too sweet for me at the end. It fell short in ratings tonight to a Southampton but beat the barleywine from Heavyweight!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a dark amber color with a small white head. Smell is of fruits/malts. Taste is of sweet malts/spice and finishes with a hops bitterness/alcohol. Overall one of the better barley wines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Dark amber color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits molasses and brown sugar. A medium bodied barley wine. Malts are dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. Hops are spicy. Sweet and spicy, touches of cinnamon and nutmeg? Big full flavor, nicely smooth. There is a big alcohol bite, but it somehow works well with this beer. Great winter warmer barley wine. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a pronounced alcohol bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2004
The color is brown with a red hue. The smell seems to be of dominant malt, but alcohol is noticeable. The taste is of sweet malt without a powerful hop finish. I would like more hops in this beer, but I like more hops in all beers. Overall good barely wine. I had this on tap at MacGregors in Rochester, NY.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34708) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
The aroma is sweet spicy with notes of cloves, prunes, and raisins. The color is dark amber and it has a small orange head. The flavor is very sweet and very warm with notes of malt, caramel, raisins, and plums. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2004
Deep amber, clear with a rather generous head, off-white and with decent lacing, but dissipating after a couple of seconds. Mostly malty sweet nose, but not as rich as most barley wines Iíve had. It consists mainly of brown sugar and vinous fruits (plums, grapes) with notes of vanilla and an obvious if not overwhelming alcohol presence. Thin-Medium bodied, quite smooth, with a tad more carbonation than usual in the style, but somehow, there are peaks where it seems a little boring, too easy going and just not particularly captivating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2004
A bit disappointing. Pours with a thin head but maintained head. Aroma is of chocolate, dark fruit, and cinnamon. Flavor is of chocolate covered raisins. Its nice but has a thin palate and is a bit to subdued for my tastes. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden. I just like a barleywine to be thick and super-rich and this is the polar opposite, it is pleasent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2004
This is a good Barley Wine. Dark fruit, malty, and sweet flavors. Finishes smooth, creamy, and clean.

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