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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


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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
Theydon_Bois (9691) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the Widmer tap, PDX, 08/11/14. Lightly hazed amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is sticky toffee pudding, dates, sweet notes, light nutty vibes, brown sugar. Taste comprises toffee, trace of booze, spice, toffee, dates, figs, toasted brown sugars. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Not the most complex but a well constructed barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
From bottle. Pours Amber with light head. Aromas of raisins, sweet fruit, toffee, and toasted malts. Flavors of toffee/brown sugar, light pine, fruit candy, and sweet malts. Easy drinker for a barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6223) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Glowing amber, very low carbonation. Fruity nose, smooth, vinous, dry palate. Not as sticky as most, but not as suitable for pairing with cheese or other food.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2262) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
0,65 l bottle from Biervana BB 29. Jul. 2018 cereal, nuts, floral, leaves, cheese, alcohol, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, sticky,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle shared with esp0r & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Dark orange body with a small white head. Aroma of sherry, apricot, grain. Taste is lightly sweet with caramel, earthy hops, tart fruit, malty and slightly boozy finish, warm lasting pleasant apricot and sweet thick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Batch from 2012. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, toast, slight booze. Slightly hazy ruby-brown with a mostly fading beige head. Initially sweet with malts but complex with dried fruity flavors and finishing with a nicely balancing hop profile. Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4163) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy orange-amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, nuts, vanilla, deep malty tones, hints of red berries, toffee and bread. Taste is vanilla, booze, caramel, burnt sugar and hints of rum, white sugar and bread. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice American barley wine with no great surprises.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2692) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal okt-14: kveldens siste, og en solid avslutning. Humlen som er brukt skal visstnok hete X-431. (?) Mørk gylden med storboblet kortvarig skum. Appelsin, rosin, alkohol og litt humle gjør (sammen med en lett syrlighet) Old Embalmer til en lett konsumerbar barley wine. Good beer in good company.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1156) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 13.10.14. 2013-vintage. Cloudy orange. Small, white head. Sweet aroma of oranges, orange marmelade and dried orange peel. Similar taste, balanced with good bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (216) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden to amber with little head. Aroma of ripe fruits, esters, raisins, sherry. Bitter finish.


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