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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjwhite41 (40) - osceola, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottled 7-18-12. 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a thick fluffy off white head. Lighter in color than most barley wines. Smells malty, grassy, and floral. Tastes like crystal malts, grassy, and boozy. Body is moderate for style and the boozy finish burns for far too long. Not sweet enough for my tastes and not very complicated. There are better barley wines out there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2005) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Draft. Pours a ruby red cloudy color. Nice head that lightly remains. Abv is not as present as expected. Tastes boozier and a little more flavorful as it warms up ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tastong. Clear light brown. Minimal head. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavors are classic and very nice. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from bottle at James’s November 2012 tasting courtesy of Blipp. Pours an amber body with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, soft hop, grass, and fruit. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated with notes of fruity malt, light floral hops, very light bitter grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Appearance was clear red honey caramel with creamy diminishing off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet caramel, honey, toffee malts with deep fruits, alcohol hidden well. Taste are sweet caramel, honey toffee malts,then cherry, plum, hints of pine, spices,and grass. Palate was silky creamy CO2 with meduim-full body, then long clean sweet(touch cloying) warming smooth finish. A wonderful Barrywine, might age well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours copper/ruby with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of a lot of citrusy hops, some caramel and toffee, and alcohol. Flavor the same, with not enough malts to cover up the alcohol. Average texture. The hoppiness is great, but the lack of malts to balance that and the alcohol takes away from this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hops with a decent amount of toffee and caramel malts, some tropical fruits, kind of smells like a weak DIPA. Taste its lots of sweet caramel malt and fruity hops, reminds me of bells this one goes to 11, palate is kind of thin, needs more body to it.good but far from great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee malt, earthy and floral hops, and lighter fruity notes. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Blipp at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine and caramel with some alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Standard for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear light amber brown with a medium sized white head. Big bright hops on the nose, bright and full of pungent earth and citrus. Medium bodied, spicy malt and citrus, toast and warm yeast. A touch of warming alcohol, toast, malt, spicy hops. Pungent earthy bitterness into the finish. Blurs the line between IIPA and barleywine. Interesting.


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