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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2012 bottle. Slightly hazy copper pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, and toffee. The abv is slightly noticeable on the nose. Flavor is warming dark fruits and toffee with notes of caramel. This has aged nicely. Very respectable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5795) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
650 ml bottle, vintage 2013, yellow label and wax, Limited Edition No. 11. ABV is 10.2%. Featuring X-431 hops. At Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Amber colour, large head, slightly off-white. Strong sweetish aroma, notes of caramelized orange marmalade, notes of molasses and some fresh oranges too, hints of oak. Rich flavour, sweet and malty as expected, but not cloying or sickening. Citrus fruit and caramel again, with distinct bittering hops in the finish and aftertaste. Warming mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7851) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Bottled on 18.07.2012.
Pours clear copper color with a medium sized head. Pine needles and caramel on the nose, sweetish fruits, resin, the hops have vanished almond completely. Sweet orange and caramel malts on the flavor, some resinous hops, quite faint on the flavor too. Very smooth and quaffable, alcohol dangerously well hidden. Tasty.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2648) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 28, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, vintage is 2012. Hazy brown with thin off white head. Strong alcohol notes, fruity, warming. The maltiness is pleasant, not overly sweet or sugary. There is still plenty of hop character to keep this interesting. I find this to be a nice barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1704) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2015
22 oz. bottle, 2013 edition. Pours a slightly murky dark amber with a one finger white head that leaves decent lace. Aroma is heavy with dark fruits, sweet caramel malt and a good dose of booze. Sweet flavor is tempered by a healthy amount of earthy hops and, again, booze. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5156) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 17, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light brown orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild vinous hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mildly vinous dough hops and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
0,66l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, alcohol and hops. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Deep amber color, clear, with a wispy head. Nice sweet malt aroma ruined by the alcohol, but hey, 11% is hard to mask. Some hops, but mostly sweet malt flavors, and alcohol burn. Could definately use more ageing to mellow it out a but, preferrably in a nice oak cask. Too bad they dont bottle this in a 22 so I could sock some away for a couple years.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12283) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee, alcohol warming. Fairly full body, sticky. English style, nice beer.

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.


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