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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CrimsonGhost1971 (188) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
This is an excellent brew. The finish is bitter but still very enjoyable. Ranks up there high with Dogfish Head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Fabulous barleywine. Rich, sweet fruity aroma. Short lived tan head with lacing. Sweet flavor, grape, fig?, some caramel. Syrupy mouthfeel, some bitterness at the end. One of my favorite barleywines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2002
This is a fitting name for this beer. It is a very strong beer, but is also very tasty. It has a fruity taste and a nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Malty aroma, rapidly dissolving head, and a nice burgundy color. Finishes very sweet, but not overly so. I do not detect any alcohol. It has a very good flavor, but maybe slightly on the weak side. This is an easy drinking barley wine, which could be dangerous since it’s 11 % ABV. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Very sweet yet some bitterness in the aftertaste. Caramel and mollases flavors- very strong- alcohol is hidden moderately. Nice but not as good as old horizontal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Shouldn’t have had this at the end of the evening, could have deserved a better rating, BUT here goes: very smooth, perhaps too smooth, strongly alcoholic barley wine, rich port texture, brandy nose and flavor, bit bland in some ways (BLAND, no just lacking in character for this, one of the great beer styles), finishes on the bitter side. I’ll try another one when its a year older.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Excellent brew. Lacks the head and lacing that I would like but otherwise very flavorful. I am normally not a big fan of barley wines but this is one to have! It is a dense complex malt ruby red brew. Excellent flavor and very satisfying. Drink slowly to savor the flavor. The aroma is of plums and apricots. The beer tastes like a 15 year tawny port. This is obviously one that will improve with age. Set aside for a couple of years and drink in the late autumn in front of a warm fire while eating cheese and maple coated brie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2002
pours a beautiful deep ruby with no head. boozy, hard candy aroma. cherry, raisin and brown sugar flavours. hops not overpowering. tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Certainly is on the malty side, just like the description says, very floral aroma, very nice & smooth finish, definitely a barley wine I could use to get through the upcoming winter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 27, 2002

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