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RATINGS: 1295   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Light brown (orangish) - clear. One finger off-white head. Aroma - sweet lemon candy, bready malt aroma. Taste - sweet, but not too sweet; some bitterness, alcohol is present, lemon-candy flavor. Heavier than average mouthfeel. I could see sipping on this from time to time. Give it a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle from jdb288. A brown and opaque beer. Something less than one finger of beige foam. An aroma that brings some fruit and malt but I wish it were bigger. First sip is fruit and big malts. I taste raisins and dates and some harshness. There are notes of toffee and alcohol is definitely tasted. This is quite sweet and very big.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a murky copperish amber under a foamy persistent white head. Nose is malty and full of dates and figs with a sweet earthy toffee and booze note. The flavor is big and nutty earthy with a big boozy sweetness, lots of dates, with a warm pseudo fruity finish. Some sweet earthy sweet toast as well. Hard to describe but really pleasant, deep and flavorful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (826) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a murky copper-amber color with a half-finger tan head. Cherry fruit bowl and alcohol nose. Puffy thickness in the texture. Fruity, bubble gummy, toasty, alcohol, and caramel flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdindy (33) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 pours a nice dark red/amber color, pleasant floral aroma. very smooth flavour with some hoppy notes, maybe some fig and dark fruits. definitely has an alcohol undertone in the flavour but blends well. almost a sour after taste not like most barley wines Ive tried yet still one of the best Ive had. highly recomended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmoosey (81) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
poured at home from 12 oz bottle. molasses and medical smell. copper color. Sweet flavor, reminds me of a wine with hints of rum. One of those beers that makes you feel all warm and nice inside. This is my first Barleywine, so I don’t have much to compare to. Overall a decent beer, but would not try again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle->snifter. Hazy orange/amber with slight offwhite head. Sweet caramel malt, molasses, some floral hops. Bit of booze. An above average bw.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lupulo. Junio de 2012. Una buena Barley wine bastante dulce y muy poco amargor final. Color cobrizo oscuro con cuerpo medio. 11.1 vol que le dan un toque de licor. Muy buena y para repetir sin duda la próxima vez que la vea por ahí.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1255) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Had this with dinner at Brass Rail in Hoboken. Pours a deep beautiful red color, clear, with a nice creamy half finger head on top. Aroma is subdued with toffee, caramel, sweet brown sugar, some dark fruit. Flavor is big time malts: toffee, caramel, molasses maybe, some sweet sweet dark fruits like plums and figs. Very sweet brown sugar, heavy thick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very solid barleywine and now looking forward to trying some Insanity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Draft at Yardhouse. Very mellow upfront with subtle complex flavors that provide a short and somewhat subdued finish. Creamy, malty, sweet fruits predominate. Slightly hopped which seems to bring out an unusual undertone of raisins, rum, cherries, spices.


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