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RATINGS: 1306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
Sets you on your ass just like a blithering idiot! Eh, probably an acquired taste, wasnít for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2002
Nice dark copper color - kind of a mediciny/fruity taste - slightly watery mouthfeel. Not as impressive as I thought it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2002
Light tasting in the malt department for a barley wine, but packs a good punch. Alcohol was very well masked. Perhaps should have let my only bottle age a bit, but I couldnít resist. Thanks VENOM!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19325) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Dark amber. Very fruity, soft and malty with balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KenB148899 (10) - Island Heights, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Ilove hops,and thats the thing that this ale is missing.I like the malt sweetness,but is on the verge of being too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Very sweet smell. Copper brown in color with an extremely malty taste. This stuff needs to mellow out though. Maybe some heavier hoppping would help take the edge off the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2002
Deep and dark, nice light brown head that dissipates quickly, fair lace. Nose a fruity nice Banana aroma, shared by the malts. Start is malt sweet, the middle creamy and medium of body, the finish dry, some what sour and a nice touch of hops. Quite good, Thanks Venom

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2001
Sweet and fruity but not thick. Could stand for more hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Todd (20) - Palm Bay, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2001
Certainly not the best barleywine by any stretch of the imagination, but a very decent beer in itís own right. Itís a bit too sweet perhaps, either lacking in sufficient hops or in aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 3, 2001
Deep amber/caramel body, tan head, with malty toffee, raisin, tobacco and plum aroma. Thick and smooth, uncarbonated, with a sharp sweetness comprised of roasty caramel, raisin, figs, and other dark fruit. What separates the better barleywines from this are the complementary hops and malt supported by a subtle sweetness, of which this has too little of the former and too much of the latter. Finishes softly, lacking the long finish and lingering bitterness that make other barleywines so strong and aggressive, but leaves this a bit mild.

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