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RATINGS: 521   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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rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Clear deep Amber/brown beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Fruity caramel aroma, raisins, figs, toffee, brown sugar notes. Fruity toffee flavor, caramel, raisins, figs, brown sugar, warming alcohol, some dark bread. Good barley wine.

4.2
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Clear red amber colour lasting beige head. Lovely toffee on aroma. Mmm, lovely, warming toffee, just the right side of hoppy sweet warming toffee. Lovely. Could have drunk all day long.

4.3
mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours orangey amber with a tiny head. Fantastic aroma of toffee, caramel and some subtle dark fruit notes. Flavour follows accordingly with the toffee / caramel dominating, and featuring quite a sweet palate (but not too much). Slight alcohol kick at the end, but the ABV is well-worked. A most excellent barley wine.

3.3
Oakes (17680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 2007: Big head on a dark brown body. Aroma of peach, melon, chocolate, alcohol and light toffee....and lots of hops. Palate shows chcolate, hops...a clean profile with pleasing balance and a slight roastiness late.

2006: Hazy dark amber colour. Big chewy brown sugar aroma with a light toasty note. Smooth and sweet palate with further brown sugar malts and late alcoholic dryness. 8 4 8 4 17 = 4.1

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jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2009 bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of light candi sugar, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and baked bread. Medium body. Alcohol completely hidden. Smooth.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16159) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle @ Cervezageek - smagning, Odense. Pours dark brown with a small creamy bubbly white head and lacings. Sweet malty and fruity nose. Vinous and smooth. Lots of caramel/toffee and a bit of alcohol. Full bodied. Sweet. A sipper. A classic Barley wine. Nice.

3.9
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear red-brown color, average sized off-white to beige head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, sweetish, liquor, a hint of liquorice somehow. Taste malts, a hint of sweetness, lightly a hint of bitter, lightly alcohol, liquor. Medium to full body and carbonation.

3.9
Ferris (15288) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Draft - Raisins, nuts, vinous barrel notes and a bit of dark sugar. Clear dark amber with a thin light brown head. Caramel, chocolate, red grape and some brown sugar. Finishes with some slight bitterness. Very smooth and flavourful.

3.8
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2007 bottle. Aroma is just plain caramel. Brown color with a disappearing beige head. Strong malty flavors with floral hop. Exceptionally smooth. Not a trace of heat, and this is 10.4%. Quite an experience.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle (2007) at Sune’s - Thanks Mr. Johnson & Mr. Nielsen. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. High sweetness, caramel, roasted, ryebread, nutty, berries, nice hoppy, resin, grassy, smooth body. Nice.


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