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RATINGS: 1346   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (641) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/rusty with a thin off white head..aroma of caramel,dark fruits,booze..dry,malty,boozy taste..just ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
20/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierkompass (webshop, DE) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1238)

Clear amber to red beer, small aery off-white irregular head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates immediately. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, lots of bubble gum, sugary touch, cherries, cherry ice cream, some caramel. Aftertaste: alcohol, bitter hops, sugary, some strawberry jam, boozy, sticky. Not bad, but I expected much more of this...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6400) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2014
bottle bel ramato carico schiuma media discreta persistenza decise note maltate caramello zucchero di canna buon corpo non stucchevole ma decisamente tendente al dolcevnote fruttate non secca

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A hazy amber/red coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, boozy, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, quite sweet, boozy, caramel, dark fruit, plum. Rather pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9195) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle: Deep golden, floaties visible, no head to speak of; nutty, sugary, caramelly and raisiny-vinous nose; solid sweet flavour with a well hidden bitterness; solid sweet flavour with a well hidden bittterness, full bodied; some flavours in the finish as in the nose, completed by warming alcohol. Good, but not earth-shaking...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6874) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"fruity, golden raisin boozy aroma that gets quite pleasant as it warms. smooth, but abv is evident. flavor mostly sweet. no balance, but lots of complexity and quite tasty. a very nice sipper. do yourself a favor and drink it close to room temp."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4710) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, medium brown...a tan cap, for just an instant. Aroma of fruits....figs, caramel. Taste is smooth and sweet, fruits, caramel malt, fig, a little cinnamon.... Incredibly well done...almost no hint of alcohol bittering despite the high ABV. A true pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy deep reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a cookie note, fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, a bit cookie-ish, with some fruitiness and some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
Old bottle, well cellared but completely unsure of age. At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. Turbid, yeasty with a bad case of floaties, but oddly not off-putting is the thick of it. It swirls around with a vinous viscosity and the head that does form is short-lived to bare just a ring on the meniscus. The body a luscious, cherry ruby, I suppose. Sickly but sultry nose. Deep, engrossing plum pudding doused in VSOP with a lot of dried, savoury fruit to give it that wholesome Christmas vibe. Salty, mineral-like, soy sauce and meaty also to make it quite a perplexing nose. Mmmmmm, juicy, plummy, heated, divine. Quite a lot here and very English with its sticky malt profile. This is oily but smooth. Big bodied yet seamless. The alcohol adds depth like a good barley wine. Brimming with dark stone-fruit, as well as prunes, dates, muscatels and all manner of dried fruits. Vinous and mellow, chewy, sweet, plump. The length is more fruit but has a woody, nutty element. The front is toffee, sticky malts. Carbonation is a mere spritz that tickles just the tip of the tongue otherwise this is still. Really unsure of age but Id say only 3 or 4 years. Really sticks around. Well rounded with plenty of depth. I liked it, turbidity or no this was a classy, artisinal Barley wine. Sticky sweet fun!! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Como)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5549) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
pours unclear copper-orange with a decent off-white head showing some retention and lacing. sweet caramel and brown sugar - cloying if not overly sweet (!), phenols, booze, spicy yeast, pepper, grass and bitter herbs. light carbonation, medium body - oily and thick, sweet, short boozy and spicy-peppery finish. linear. meh.

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