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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival. Pours clear deep gold with copper core and nice off white head. The mild aroma has notes of dark fruitiness, some sweet malts and floral hops. The taste is very much to English barleywine style to me with rich chewy dark fruity esters coming from prunes, cherries and ripe plums. It slowly takes on sweet malts and a hint of caramelization. Nice brew that is right on the mark now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12444) - 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. It’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
22 oz bottle - pours tawny red with medium-full tan-white head, very creamy, very lasting, very pretty lacing. Very. I get malts, dates, and some brighter berry fruits on the nose mixed in with citrus and pine. Tastes of berry, plums, grain, with a pleasing hoppy finish. Leaves you wanting more, no burn at 10+. Medium to full bodied, nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle - pours clear caramel with offwhite head. Pine nose. Flavor adds grapefruit, alcohol and perhaps rye. Dry finish. Moderate to high bitterness. Thin body and fairly complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2056) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2012 22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep red amber with a large sudsy khaki head that slowly resides to a soapy film and lacing. Aroma is sweet and bitter with fruity floral hops and caramel malt. Taste again shows a sweet bitterness which includes floral fruity hops and toasty caramel malt and a gentle spice in the finish. Palate is full and slick with a warm drying finish. Pretty enjoyable Barley Wine that has a nice sweet fruity flavor that stands out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7996) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7233) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle at Vinno Rosso thanks to Ray. Pours a mostly clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet nose with caramel and fruit, some heat. The flavor is really nice: malt forward, big strawberry, some toffee, caramel, very rich. A bit of heat which is fine. Very good. Reminds me of Uinta BW.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a dark copper burnt orange with an off white lasting head. The aroma is thick barley with a light fruit and hint of hops. The flavor is rich grainy barley with a moderately sweet grainy sugar. There is a bit of earthy bitter but the hop flavor is an afterthought with a light citrus pine. Moderate carbonation fills the beer with a nice sweetening tang. Solid finish with a slight attempt of hop balance with a sweet barley lasting finish. Nice brew overall.


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