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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
(2012 vintage at CCBP) Draft... Brilliantly clear and new penny-copper with a mid-sized, creamy, white head that hangs around for the long haul. Fruity, malty nose - berries, citrus and rich, medium-roast malts. Full-bodied with a super silky mouthfeel and airy carbonation. Bittersweet flavor - citrus rind bitterness suppresses toffee and honey malt sweetness, but not by a wide margin. Tongue-numbing, bittersweet finish - more bitter than sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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."

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep golden to amber with little head. Aroma of ripe fruits, esters, raisins, sherry. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (2575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal okt-14: kveldens siste, og en solid avslutning. Humlen som er brukt skal visstnok hete X-431. (?) Mørk gylden med storboblet kortvarig skum. Appelsin, rosin, alkohol og litt humle gjør (sammen med en lett syrlighet) Old Embalmer til en lett konsumerbar barley wine. Good beer in good company.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4116) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy orange-amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, nuts, vanilla, deep malty tones, hints of red berries, toffee and bread. Taste is vanilla, booze, caramel, burnt sugar and hints of rum, white sugar and bread. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice American barley wine with no great surprises.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
2/21/04. On draft at Toronado Barley Wine Festival ’04 in San Francisco, CA 2/21/04. Pours a dark amber color with a thin, off-white head. Not much lacing, spotty. Light aroma, yeasty sort of like a Belgian. Flavor was mildly yeasty as well, not that hoppy with pale-amber malts. Very bubbly body, fizzy yet hot. Sort of creamy too. All over the tongue. Finish is bright and hot. A little too much. It’s kind of interesting, but I doubt it will get much better with age either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2004
bottle at perkeo’s gathering. decent barley wine. some prune and fig aromas, golden syrup sweetness with some vanilla essence and pear schnapps, quite full-bodied, perhaps a little sweeter in the finish than i would like but still quite good

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Poured a caramel color with a thin white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of port, lemons, raisins, and caramel malt. Taste of caramel malt, very sweet, some raisins, and lots of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
Draught @ Widmer Brothers Gasthaus, Portland, OR. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with with caramel, dark fruit and hops in the aroma aswell. Sweetish malty slightly vinious caramel flavor with hoppy grapefruit hints. Warming sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Golden brown with a creamy white head. Caramel and passion fruit aroma and taste with abitter bready finish.


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