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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004, at the brewpub: Clear orange with a average offf-white head. Caramel, toffee and brown sugar in the aroma, starts sweet and ends a bit more sweet. Full bodied with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle 2012. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, bubblegum and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Amber with a cream head. Nose is hops, bitter, caramel, and light toffee. Smooth palate, creamy dough, toffee, citrus, bitter hops, light alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tastong. Clear light brown. Minimal head. Malty and fruity aroma. Flavors are classic and very nice. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1029) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Taste has a bit of everything, thick malt, hops, charred wood and hay, with a nice blend of booze tossed in. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, 3/15/13

Aroma: The nose has a nice hop presence, some floral/earth, pine, wood, and caramel/toffee notes as well
Appearance: This one pours a mostly clear golden color with a smallish head and light lace
Flavor: The is fairly heavy malt flavored as well as fairly bitter with a bit of boozy flavor to it also
Palate: This one has a fairly full body, creamy and thick, medium heat, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: Solid stuff overall. Fairly big across the board with lots of malt flavors, hop flavors, and some booze. Pretty good stuff. Leans almost toward the DIPA direction.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of sherry, carmel, toffee, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of sherry, toffee, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering sherry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - AUG 10, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Por is a caramel color, slightly transparent with thick beige head. Aroma is unique, smelling candy-ish and sweet, tons of malt, alcohol. Taste is bitter, very heavy and complex body. This beer finishes with a bite of alcohol here, lingers for a while. Nice heavy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
11th March 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, good off white head. Palate starts smooth but has a minerally crisp edge. Nice creamy malt base, rich but not heavy. Caramel and a trace of toffee. Good balance of orange pine hops. Mild aniseed. Creamy finish with a mellow bitter pine linger. Nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2112) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
650 ml bottle dated 19 July 2012. Pours a nice looking reddish copper color with a small white head that has poor retention and soon fades to a splotchy film. The aroma is strong with apricots, sherry, toffee and floral-ish hops. The taste is malts forward with caramel, toffee, sherry, bitter cedar, and some mixed apricots and mangoes. The palate was just a bit thinner than I would prefer(but it seemed to work) and the carbonation was soft. Finished a tad short . Overall: Very tasty barley wine.


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