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RATINGS: 517   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of 5000. Thanks, Andr! Pours a dark reddish-brown color; creamy khaki head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of oily dried fruits, caramel, and candy sugar in the aroma; viscous and generous; slightest hint of alcohol poking through. Full mouthfeel: following the aroma, theres just tons of viscous dried fruits, boozy leather and fruit leather, toffee and caramel; lots of generous fruitiness and a complex maltiness; just a bit too sweet at this point; it would likely benefit and excel after a few years of age; warming and a touch over the top right now; but tasty. Lengthy finish, showing more dried red fruits, leather, and some breadiness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2008
2007. Courtesy of kmweaver. Clear dark amber with a small tan head, fades to a cover. Sweet and fruity nose with caramel, toffee, dark fruits, some golden fruits and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with toffee, berry, prunes, light pine and citrus. Full body is soft and sticky with light carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13634) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, molasses, toffee, dark fruit, light vanilla and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dark fruit and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
Clear red, tight tan head. Heavy, sweet caramel, ethanol, and herbal/citrus hop aromas. Sweet toffee, multi vitamin, alcohol and spicy citrus hop flavor. Very large body. Big burly Barley Wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2008
Thanks to riversideAK for getting me this one. A thick dark red pour with a small tan head. Heavy caramel malt and bubble gum aroma. Flavor has nice citrusy hops, caramel, toffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Finished pretty thick, slightly bitter and clean. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DicksMcGee (56) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2008
Pretty mahogany. Vanilla with some cherry smell. Fruity, brown sugar, burning finish. Thanks Pepsican.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle from 5000. Pours a dark ruby color with no head. Aroma of cherries,light caramel,and earth. The flavor was the same with a nice hop presence. Thick, rich, and chewy. This is some good stuff here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
on tap in Tacoma, Wahington. The quintessential barley wine in aroma, color, body, taste, mouthfeel, finish, balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2008
Rated twice within 2 months, went with the higher rating. Great big maltiness with a descent hop kick. Some toffee and even hints of light smokiness, but mostly tastes like a rich malty DIPA. Delicous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2008
Ruby brown pour with a thin off-white head. Big malty nose with a flavor that is rich and lightly smoky, full of caramel malts and sweetness. Nice hop balance. Full mouthfeel. Very tasty.

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