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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1603) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015
Light amber with an off white head - Swwet malt aroma - Nice sweet malt body with hints of hops and bitterness - The sweet mlat goes into the finish with some alcohol heat as well - This was good

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2015
Bomber pour@BKL ’15 München, FR. Atomic US barley wine style caramels, thinned out and recharged with citrus resins, vanilla and cassonade blonde. Tastes like refined white sugar, reduced with vanilla and grapefruit juice. Well done I guess, but the single-minded US barley wine to me always tastes like the soda of choice custom-tailored to brony alcoholics with a 7 year old’s sweet tooth. The lack of a living, breathing yeast profile in these clinically clean postmodern pieces of brew-engineering brings to mind an oldschooler’s adage: "There is a crack in everything / that’s where the light gets in". No crack here, seek redemption elsewhere - kids just wanna be precision-embalmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3053) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle ’12. It poured a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee and some hops. The taste was malt forward with hops, molasses, honey and brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Sugar-smeared grapefruit dominate this hoppy Barley Wine’s lightly caramelized cereals, as delicate alcohol warmth and bitter resins seal each sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy pale red.
-This is not oxidized at all even though it is over 2 years old and doesn’t have a ton of specialty malts and residual sugars to camouflage the potential cardboard notes.
-This must have been intensely hoppy when fresh. More of a Imperial Red IPA than a classic Barley Wine.
-The grapefruit rind flavors are quite prominent.

Bottle. 2012 vintage.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Amber in color with a small, short lived white head. Sweet, malty nose of caramel and toffee. A little bit of citrus rind and orange marmalade. Flavor is really sweet and sugary. Lots of caramel, sweet tea, and dried flowers. A light bitterness on the finish. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1253) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
12’ Vintage. Clear copper with a tall fluffy crown floating on top. Smells perfectly fine, malty, hops, pine. To mild it needs to have more humph or somthing. Taste is the same...... standard B - Wine really. Bitter finish but also very sweet. Needs to be chewy but it’s not. Pine......... wood........... Sweet malts. I like it for a beer but it’s kinda lame for the style. LAME!!!!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
Bräunlich, amber. Vanille, Eiche, etwas Honig, Malzig, Rumnoten. Am Gaumen Malz, Vanille, Alkohol. Etwas dünn, lecker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7386) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ Voldby tasting, courtesy of Martin, Thanks! Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel, sweet fruity, coconuts, wood. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, wood, caraamel, sweet dried fruit, coconuts, light citrus, alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 230115

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10075) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2015
Trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer geringen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, harzig, hopfig, reifes Obst. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, sehr malzig, hopfig, leicht alkoholisch.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5668) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, thanks Eddan. A bit hazy reddish/orange with a medium head. Sweet with toffee, malt, light bread and some hints of orange in the finish. Not bad but a bit one-dimensional.


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