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RATINGS: 1386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (590) - - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle @ and shared by benzai... small white head... red colour with red glow... smell dark fruits caramel malts.. taste sweetness dark fruits malts raisins...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3922) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Pours a clear copper brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste are big on the caramel malts, sweet and boozy with hints of dark fruits behind. Solid barley wine if not for the huge boozy back end. Letís see what she does to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with small tan head. Lively carbonation. Sweet aroma. Extremely sweet flavor, unbalanced. Bit of banana in there as well. Tiny bit of bitterness in the finish. Slightly disappointed, not as good as I had hoped.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2015
2012 bottle from adnielsen that Iíve aged awhile in the rotbox. Caramel, plum, raisin, heat, light cocoa aromas. Caramel, slight cocoa, dark fruit, boozy flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Malty and toasty. Tons of raw grain with touches of alcohol and fruit. A: Hazy red-brown color with a small and short-lasted, off-white head. T: Rich, malty, grapes and a lot more spice notes (pepper, clove) than the nose had. Some woodiness shows after the finish. VERY nice balance here. P: Carbonation is on the low side. Tends to get sticky as it warms. O: a decent barleywine, not great, but very sippable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4202) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enwiebe (290) - - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (721) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - 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.


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