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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1209) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Quite good. Strong barley wine flavor. No alcohol heat. And not boozy, which is a welcome change in this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 bottle. Small off-white head on a dark brown body. malty aroma with of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is malty, very hot, fruity and woody. Needs some age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
650 ml bottle dated 19 July 2012. Pours a nice looking reddish copper color with a small white head that has poor retention and soon fades to a splotchy film. The aroma is strong with apricots, sherry, toffee and floral-ish hops. The taste is malts forward with caramel, toffee, sherry, bitter cedar, and some mixed apricots and mangoes. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer(but it seemed to work) and the carbonation was soft. Finished a tad short . Overall: Very tasty barley wine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a paperthin off white head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is booze oak and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and light booze, not much going on with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a dark copper burnt orange with an off white lasting head. The aroma is thick barley with a light fruit and hint of hops. The flavor is rich grainy barley with a moderately sweet grainy sugar. There is a bit of earthy bitter but the hop flavor is an afterthought with a light citrus pine. Moderate carbonation fills the beer with a nice sweetening tang. Solid finish with a slight attempt of hop balance with a sweet barley lasting finish. Nice brew overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Cedar Creek Pub, Colorado. Pours amber. Very light aroma of straw hops, melon, malt. Modest carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of a wonderful balance of tasty malts and hops, with hidden alcohol but big body. Extremely smooth drinking like a bomb-ass session beer!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2013 vintage. Thin off-white head of fine bubbles with light carbonation. Sweet malts in the aroma with some caramel, buttescotch, a hint of orange and some vegetal aromas. Color is a dark copper. Body is a bit thin and watery with some sweet tarts, candi sugar, light caramel, toasted malts and some more butterscotch. Sort of a hot brew too with a big warming and burn on the gums. Finishes sweet and hot but quite tasty. A prett ygood barleywine but would probably be better with a few months unders its belt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
651ml 2013 yellow wax thanks to LtDan! Clear orange pour. Weak foam. Incredible dried apricot nose. Taste is sweet but juicy, big kumquat, spicy chili powder, pulpy mangosteen. Interesting, fruity, very good! Tropical, pithy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2388) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
English style! Hazy darker amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Malt dominated aroma - syrupy thick caramel, some toffee, lightly floral hops. Full bodied, sweet, pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft at Prohibition. Pours a hazy amber with thin off-white head and soapy lace. Nose of grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, candy, toffee. Medium body. Pretty fresh hop flavors. Not too hot. I enjoyed this.


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