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RATINGS: 1299   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2014
bottle from base camp. thich dark amber with no real head; aroma of dried stonefruits and toffee; steady bitterness with some strawberry and grape jam flavours. sticky but warming and enjoyable

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rtbone64 (4) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
A good strong drink. It was surprising at first due to the fact that poured out like cough syrup. The taste was good but had a very string alcohol after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duhast500 (378) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. The color is a deep maroon/red with some light brown fomay head with some nice lacing. The smell is a fruity alcohol mix with some grape flavor as well as a sugary candy flavor. The taste is sweet with a dark fruit and surgery flavor that did make me wince a little but settled in pretty quickly. The alcohol feel does seem to slide over the tongue and latch on as the aftertaste lingers for a bit but no unpleasant. The mouth feel is a bit heavy at first but lightens up a bit after the first contact of the flavor hits the tongue. Goes down well especially on a hot day like this when I tried it. Anything would go down well tonight.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maciu (5) - POLAND - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Kolor: Bardzo ładny bursztyn, pływające drobne cząstki . Piana: Coś na początku, potem 0 . Zapach: Owocowość(jabłka), słodycz, alkohol. Nie powala Smak: Delikatna słodycz, delikatny alkohol, delikatna goryczka, nuta owocowa. No właśnie wszystko takie za delikatne. Jakby czegoś w nim brakowało. Wysycenie: Trochę za wysokie Opakowanie: Opakowanie bardzo ładne

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 (4842) - 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 (3966) - 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 (847) - 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 (34) - 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.


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