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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Courtesy of JCW. Transparent maber with minimal off white head, fades to a ring of film rather quickly. Great lacing. Sweet caramel malt up front with roasted grains and alcohol in the nose. Flavor is very sweet. All caramel and toffee up front, fades to a bready/cardboard middle with a huge alcohol kick in thw finish. Sticky-oily mouthfeel. Very nice brew would be alot better if the alcohol wasn’t so prominent. Big thanks to John for the rarity!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear orange copper with a sticky aroma of caramalts and grapefruit pulp...by aroma alone I would have guessed this to be a DIPA. Flavor is smooth and sweet with toffee and caramel malts dominating, along with some sticky grapefruit and piney hops. Strong bitterness tempered by strong sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 bottle. Small off-white head on a dark brown body. malty aroma with of caramel and vanilla. Flavor is malty, very hot, fruity and woody. Needs some age.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6606) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 in October 2012. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, a strange bubble gum note, some resiny hops, earthy, wood, pretty decent, alcohol is warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (628) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2012 bomber. Lightly sweet and floral aroma with a fleury active head. Dark amber color. Kinda bitter, kinda hoppy, medium sweet, medium boozy, and lightly bitter. Very smooth after aging for 1.75 years. Flavors of caramel, orange, bitter spicing, alcohol, and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Cloudy amber an thin off-white head and moderate lace. Boozy - rum/bourbon - aroma, with oak, vanilla and dark fruits. Taste follows, more of the bourbon than the rum, with a nice dark fruit complexity. Full body, minimal carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Widmer, pours a hazy dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dark fruit and heap loads of caramel. Flavour is sugary but not cloying, with brown sugar, candied dark fruits and toffee. A decent hop blast to this too. Very nicely balanced and constructed. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2552) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Widmer Brothers Gasthaus. Large caramel nose, some fumes. Clear copper/brown color, filmy head, and good lace. Caramel initial, Twists around to balance in mid and then flatten out a bit. Finish brings back the caramel, with a bit of hopping. Heavy body, and quite smooth. Almost a caramel bomb, but not quite. Very pleasant sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1707) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Brunorange klar med beige lavt tykt skum. Karamell, blomster, humle og nøttelukt. Bitter humle og søtlig ananassmak. Kort, medium kullsyre, litt oljete

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1580) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 13.10.14. 2013-vintage. Cloudy orange. Small, white head. Sweet aroma of oranges, orange marmelade and dried orange peel. Similar taste, balanced with good bitterness.


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