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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
bomber. Light brown, minimal head, astringent nose of toasted sugars & a hint of herbs. Sweet semi-full bodied mouthfeel. Alcohol is strong. Long lasting sticky palate.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (300) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
I het a sweet malty cranberry aroma from this hazy reddish brown brew with an off white head. The taste is very sweet with almost a brown sugary flavor and the of alcohol at the end. Suprisingly no burn with this 10.2. Very smooth. The after taste is fruity. This is a full bodied brew with good carb and worth a buy. For a barley wine it is exactly what i would expect. Pretty delicious

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (140) - Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This one is a malt bomb with a slight appearance of hops at the end. Alcohol is well hidden. Very Drinkable for the ABV. I was just expecting more, bigger, bolder - it was kind of bland. The bottle was a year old; unlike most barleywines I have had, I was wishing for a fresher bottle. Won't be searching this one out again. There's just too many good barleywines out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (728) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Vintage 2013, "Featuring X-431 Hops" - whatever that is. Pours amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Oxidized biscuity malts in the nose and a honeyish touch. Rich body with lots of crystal malts but enough of hops for balance and a warming alcohol finish. Fairly solid US-style Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2014
what kind of candy is this, brandy candy, pineapple, brown sugar—another candidate for eau de fruit cake. Flavor is similar but not as intense—alcohol, pineapple, caramel. A little thin in the mouth. Great painted bottle for the anniversary.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - 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 (1992) - 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 (6267) - 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 (2319) - 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 (1128) - 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.


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