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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap at Holy Grale, Louisville. Poured into a small snifter. Medium copper pour with a fine, tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is resins, caramel, and a slight hint of hops. Flavor is caramel, alcohol (though not hot), and a little hop in the finish. Cherry/stone fruit. A little juicy fruit taste in the finish. Medium full mouthfeel. A very nice barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy amber with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is caramel, malt, grain, alcohol, fruit, and hops. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Everyone with me as the exception was very impressed. Caramel colored pour with an off white head. Aroma was sweet and candy like. Taste was sweet and bitter with and alcohol burn. Ok, just not a huge fan.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Orangish brown pour with some head. Caramel and woody aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours a copper orange with a dull glow. Modest ring of creamy beige head throughout the glass. Odd spots of lacing. Really bright and hoppy nose, potent in fact. Has an intense citrus, caramel malt, jet fuel vibe to it. Lots of life left in the hops after 18 months. Sharp florals, light citrus, and pine. Definitely packing heat at 10.2% and not shy about it... fits its moniker. The indication is this would age well and it reminds me of Old Boardhead, but with more emphasis on hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
Bottle. Pretty good. Rich raisiny maltyness, fairly sweet and all that, some nice saltyness in the finish, fairly soft mouthfeel, but quite full.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 Rating #1 Tap @ 2004 Toronado Barley Wine Festival (6 3 8 3 17). Deep amber color. The alcohol is ever present in the aroma. Not at all sweet but it was smooth and fruity (cherry). Rating #2 Tap @ Toronado 2005 barley wine festival (6 3 6 3 15). A golden amber color with a laced off-white head. Smooth with caramel sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Baie sterk. Draught, poured medium brown with medium head, little lacing. Barley aroma, almost overpowering with pine and fruit. Full malt flavour, caramel, and sweetness. Lasting sweet finish. This was pleasant, but Id only want one at a time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry wooden and slight chemical. Dry malty note too. Dry malty, light fruity note and subdued bitter. Lingering toffee malty. Bitter and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Foggy amber color/ ivory head. Nice marshmallow, apple, pit fruit, vanilla aromas. medium bodied. Sweet n spicy pit fruit, caramel, dark raison flavors, huge bitter hoppage/ alcohol twang to finish.


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