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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1652) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Batch from 2012. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, toast, slight booze. Slightly hazy ruby-brown with a mostly fading beige head. Initially sweet with malts but complex with dried fruity flavors and finishing with a nicely balancing hop profile. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2633) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle shared with esp0r & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Dark orange body with a small white head. Aroma of sherry, apricot, grain. Taste is lightly sweet with caramel, earthy hops, tart fruit, malty and slightly boozy finish, warm lasting pleasant apricot and sweet thick finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
Glowing amber, very low carbonation. Fruity nose, smooth, vinous, dry palate. Not as sticky as most, but not as suitable for pairing with cheese or other food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2834) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
650ml brown bottle. ’12 vintage. Orange colour, light haze. Small thin, white cap and standard lacing. Caramel and toffee notes in the nose, light hops. Taste has sweet caramel and toffee malts, nut, brown sugar. Late hop bitterness and a little alcohol. Medium to full body. Pretty mild overall, but enjoyable, I would be happy to have this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4000) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours hazy darkish amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of hops, touches of yeast and caramel. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of vanilla and barrel and touches of hops. Sweetish aftertaste with bitterish notes. Well-balanced and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2006
April 2004 bottle courtesy of JCW. Golden amber color with a thin off white head that left nice lace. Nose is of wet grains, burnt sugar and hair spray. Tastes include cereal grains, rich buttery caramel and some cardboard that I attribute to its age. Nice enough barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Citrus (grapefruit) aroma with light summer fruits. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit flavor with plenty of malt and caramel. Medium bodied. Tropical fruits and grapefruit lingers with malt and a light sweetness. Well balanced. Easy drinking for 9.5%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Aromas of floral hops, some citrus, pine, toasted nuts, and some caramel. Tastes of floral hops, citrus, caramel, some dark fruits, and the same toastiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bomber from Bevmo Valencia (Old Embalmer ’12). Nose is floral, some toffee, with hints of bubblegum and pine. Clear golden amber with a big cream colored head. Flavor is light bitterness, contrasting light sweetness, and a smattering of pine, alcohol, and peppery accents.


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