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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Great barley wine, glad I bought it. I really like it. Wish I had more around. I got it at a special store at a high price...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2891) - 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 (8247) - 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 (12002) - 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 (1240) - 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 (285) - 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 (6607) - 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 (8934) - 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 (5228) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2439) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
@ Eddan 15-1-10: ganska söt maltig doft. Smaken är också söt med tydlig kola, bränd knäck, lite bröd och med en liten gnutta apelsin i eftersmaken. Nja inte riktigt någon favorit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
650ml brown bottle. ’12 vintage. Orange colour, light haze. Small thin, white cap and standard lacing. Caramel and toffee notes in the nose, light hops. Taste has sweet caramel and toffee malts, nut, brown sugar. Late hop bitterness and a little alcohol. Medium to full body. Pretty mild overall, but enjoyable, I would be happy to have this again.


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