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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Alaskan Barley Wine has been produced in limited edition vintages each year since its introduction in 2003. A big beer for big winters, this brew has garnered a steady following in Alaska. Bottled for the first time in 2007, the balanced flavor collaboration between hops, malt and high alcohol showcases the barley wine style, winning first place at the 2007 Toronado Barley Wine Festival and bronze at the 2008 World Beer Cup.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
2013 Bomber from Woodmans in the Falls poured into my New Holland tulip. Cellar aged for 3 months, but likely much closer to a year in age. Pours a clear brownish orange with an off-white head around the rim leaving nice spots of lace. Aroma has dark fruits, sweet stone fruits, pine and citrus. Heavily hopped without a definitive smell. Taste is of sweet dark fruits (plums, raisins, grapes), some citrus (oranges and grapefruit), tangy pine and some earthiness. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes heavily sweet with some bitterness underneath. Very hoppy without much definition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
Via trade with Crajun. The aroma is sweet, dark fruits, bready. The appearance is deep red brown, opaque, off white head. The flavor is sweet, dark ripe fruit. The booze is well hidden. The finish is sweet, light booze. Medium in body. Nice barley wine. Doesnt kill with hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 20, 2014
Served: bottle Look: pours a dark amber color. Small off white head. Smell: smells dark sweet fruits Taste: dark cherries. Malty notes Feel: heavy beer highly carbonated. Overall: good flavor. Heavy malt notes First drank: April 20, 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (365) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Nice toasty malt aromas. Pours clear reddish brown with a foamy head. Very sweet for a barleywine, masks the alcohol content and doesnt assault you with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scooterbub (1051) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 22, 2014
651 ml bottle. Pours a nice reddish-brown with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, barley, caramel, hops, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus Similar aroma. Has a full body with a warming finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Well worth having again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2981) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2011 bottle. Sampled at bottle share. Decent stuff. Tastes like old barleywine. Sweet and boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a deep golden red/brown. Aroma is malts and sweet sugars. Taste is pretty well balanced for a barleywine while still showcasing the ABV without being overpowering. Palate is sweet up front with a nice malt balance or molasses and sugars. Solid barleywine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1847) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber color with little to no head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malt, perhaps a whiff of oxidized hops. Taste is sweet, very sweet. Some bitterness. Flavor is caramel mixed with booze and hops. Alcohol is noticeable and upfront. Finishes sweet and warming. 600 calories for this bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2579) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark brown copper. Nose caramel, toffee, and some booze. Taste sweet malt up front, caramel and toffee on the taste as well. Late palate alcohol. Some bitter in the finish. Still some heat for 2010 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
Nice barleywine. Slightly boozey, but normal for the style. I enjoyed, and would buy another.

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