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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16165) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle at PBFX. Vintage 2013. Amber color, small off-white head. Sweetness, rye and piney hops in the nose. Medium-bodied. Quite light for abv. Piney, ryeish and caramel. Simple, even harsh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Widmer, pours a hazy dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dark fruit and heap loads of caramel. Flavour is sugary but not cloying, with brown sugar, candied dark fruits and toffee. A decent hop blast to this too. Very nicely balanced and constructed. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2015
Fonefan 100415. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, malt. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, fruit, alcohol, dried fruits, caramel. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - 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. Its 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 10, 2015
660ml bottle (OlutExpo2015)
Nice perfumey aroma. Light palate for its strength. Sweet malty body, but almost thinish. Does work as a sipper, but its so light you want to drink it more like a weaker beer. Caramelly and toffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13476) - 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 (13290) - 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.


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