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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a paperthin off white head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is booze oak and fruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and light booze, not much going on with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10441) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Pretty by the book american style barleywine. aggressive on the hops and the alcohol while still managing to showcase the malty backbone of caramel, toast, and slight fruitiness. It’s a nice BW, but at a price point significantly higher than old stock, old foghorn, or old guardian, it’s going to be a on timer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s, aging about a month. Pours clear dark copper with 1-finger creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, fruit, hops. Tastes rich, caramel malty, with notes of fruit, hops, and some honey and spirity hints in the mid-palate. Finishes malty, with a medium palate heft, mild fusels, and moderate complexity. This one is good, but not elite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
651ml 2013 yellow wax thanks to LtDan! Clear orange pour. Weak foam. Incredible dried apricot nose. Taste is sweet but juicy, big kumquat, spicy chili powder, pulpy mangosteen. Interesting, fruity, very good! Tropical, pithy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle, shared by Grippitis. Lovely deep red-orange hue. Sweet malty aroma, very much a barley wine on the nose! Love this aroma! Sweet chewy caramel maltiness with nice plummy fruit accents and a hoppy bite in the finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9367) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Bottled on 18.07.2012.
Pours clear copper color with a medium sized head. Pine needles and caramel on the nose, sweetish fruits, resin, the hops have vanished almond completely. Sweet orange and caramel malts on the flavor, some resinous hops, quite faint on the flavor too. Very smooth and quaffable, alcohol dangerously well hidden. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly harsh dark malt falvor with a bitter finish.

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