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RATINGS: 1361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3215) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2015
12 oz bottle. Hazy copper body is topped by a tan head that has great retention, especially for style. A load of sweet and medium roasted malts in the nose along with less pronounced alcohol esters. The alcohol is more evident in tasting where it is joined by notes of toffee, figs, and other dark fruits. Feel: a bit more heat than ideal but quite smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enwiebe (215) - - AUG 16, 2015
8/16/15. Bottled 10/4/14. Pours burnt orange w no head and thin carbonation. Boozy w a touch of sherry. Dark fruit notes. More malt than hop. Still pretty raw. Lots of potential in future years ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (512) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Very good barley wine, in my opinion. Boozy but well balanced, with sherry notes sitting alongside caramel, pear, cooked apple, honey and lots of figs. Touch of liquorice too. Medium to full body. Brown / red with very little head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1250) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Pours a deep reddish mahogany color. Notes of heavy fig, licorice, belgian candi sugar, and dried fruit. Way too sweet and the alcohol is not well integrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (307) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Teku glass. Bottle.Fruity and caramel aroma. Malty, dark fruits flavour with booz noticable. Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, finish is semi-sweet and bitter. In overall not the best barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (486) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Aroma is dark fruit and sweetness. Appearance is brown with a little creamy head. Taste is sweet barley wine with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Palate is sweet. Overall, a decent barley wine that I am glad to have tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin87 (159) - - JUN 7, 2015
Pours very attractive dark orange amber with red highlights and small tan head that dissipates with little trace. Aroma not as big as one might expect, but intense malt, alcohol, caramel and honey. On the palate, it has a hot, buzzy sweetness turning bitter on the finish, burnt caramel. Points for attempting an actual barleywine, as opposed to the unpalatable over-hopped frauds often passed off by US breweries. But its not as deep and unctuous _ as winey _ as the best barleywines, and needs time in the cellar to smooth its rough edges. I may come back to this in six months or a year and see if it has progressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to respertFTW. Cloudy garnet with a tan head. Plumbs, cherries, and toffee. Similar flavors with tannins and boozy heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
bottle. Amber with small head. Sweet caramel malt base. Medium body. Moderate hops, but low bitterness. Very slight booze. It’s amazing how smooth and easy this drinks for an 11% barleywine. Really well done.

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