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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle (’12) from the Vacaville BevMo. Pours ruddy copper with a 3 finger light beige creamy head. Aroma is earthy/floral over a substantial roast malt. Near full bodied. Flavor is very earthy, arguably floral, maybe a hint of citrus? maybe not. It’s quite balanced. Heat is detectable in the gullet - unless that light burn is from hop. Finishes on the bitter side for me, but arguably less than dry. Nice drink. Could sub for a DIPA when fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee, alcohol warming. Fairly full body, sticky. English style, nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle 2012. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, bubblegum and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of sherry, carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of sherry, toffee, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering sherry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
A copper amber with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt and light floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet vinous malt, grassy hops, floral and smooth, loads of warming alcohol, a bit simple. On tap at Aces and Ales Strong Beer Fest August 10, 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: October 22, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Decatur
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: clear dark amber, creamy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, earthy, caramel sweetness, light fruityness, long earthy finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10837) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Tap at Roasthouse Pub. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, peppery alcohol, dates and candied fruits. Flavor is sweet malt, medium alcohol, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10487) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Dark amber color with a mostly white head. The bitter hops and the sweetness in this beer battle to a muddled mess.


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