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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5905) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle from Cornboys 2nd Barleywine blind. Pouurs a murky brown with a good sized(for a BW) tan head. Aroma of raisin, brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is even sweeter then the aroma lets on and finishes very dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Courtesy of OldMrCrow. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a slight head. Aroma is mostly vanilla and caramel. Tastes of caramel, wood, nut, and a bit of malt. Finishes with a nice alcohol presence. The palate is mostly sugary and spicy. Thanks Carl.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6268) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured a lightly hazy, red-amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, dried fruits, oak, some floral, and citrus, with a bit of alcohol. Taste of much of the same, with nuts, and a bit more alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
1st beer on a 29 bottle blind BW tasting. Poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. Light aged malt. Mild sweetness with raisins and plums. Mild brown sugar notes. the flavor was malty and sweet. Piny hop middle to the finish. Moderate bitterness with some warmth in the throat. Alocohol shows in the nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Pours mahogany with a ruby hue, and barely translucent when held to the light. A humble half-inch head of dense beige stuck around for several minutes, revealing some decent smears of clingy lacework. Aromatics are a balance of dark fruit, fresh malt, and nougat-like caramel. Doughy, figgy, and ripe with citrus spritzed juicy malt. The mouthfeel is chewy, sticky, and tacky. Not too heavy, but substantial for a barleywine. A firm, drying bitterness leads off the pallet in tandem with spruce-spiked fruit and fresh, clean malt essence. Alcohol steps forward, but quite mildly and there is no heat. Finishes with some lingering residuals, bitterness, and caramel malt. A terrificly balanced and substantial barleywine, albeit a bit sweet and young. Maybe a couple of years on its side in the cellar will help dry her out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks to skyview for this. dMassive hops on the nose of this cloudy brown beer. Sweet carmel malt flavor with plenty of hops. A little warm right now so could use some time in a cellar.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2008
22oz bottle, Vintage 2007. Thanks KP. Medium brown color. Sweet aroma, hints of well balanced Winter Warmer. Hints of new tires. Flavor is sweet. Bitterness in the finish but still flows with residual sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours a deep copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, caramel and citrus notes, earthy. Flavor, caramel and brown sugar up front, some earthy citrus notes towards the end. A nice sweetness to it, balancing hops. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting.Another one I have been hearing much ado about! Would love to try this aged a few years! Pour was a a dark brown and mahogany. Tasted like sugar plum! Alcohol was present and made it quite warm going down.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Big thanks to Old Mr. Crow for this one. Pours turbid deep brownish ruby with 1-finger khaki head and nice concentric lace rings. For a beer this big, the lace stayed around for a while. The nose was fruity, with strawberry, blueberry, cherry, heavy malt, hops, and some perfumy florals. The palate was rich, hefty, complex, and not hot at all, with flavors of big fruit and berries, heavy caramelly malt, hops, and some late chocolate notes. Not only is this one of the best barleywines I have yet quaffed, but it is one of the best beers as well. An early contender for Doc Lock Beer of the Year status.


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