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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Just released on Christmas Eve! This rich, full-bodied barley wine is copper in color, with a smooth caramel sweetness, warming alcohol content, and balanced hop character. Original Gravity 1.100

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fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6 fl.oz. @ [ Thisted tasting ].
[ Courtesy of Maria ]. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, prune, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, and a alcoholic - peppery finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090316]

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled (thanks after4ever!). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, some alcohol, mild nutty and wooden notes as well. Flavour is ripe fruits, toffee, mild spices as welol as sweet malts and a slight burn of alcoohol.

fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from the brewery, winter 2012/2013, 9.6% ABV
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized head, short lived. Malt aroma, caramel, mild; some paint thinner; more was expected. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; nice malt flavor, sweet, but not heavy as other Barley Wines; correct bitterness level, less than other American Barley Wines; the hop provides a light fruity touch too; warming alcohol feeling in the end.
Good balance; sweet and fruity Barley Wine, lean feeling.

mcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours dark reddish brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of toffee / treacle, brown sugar, and lots of sweetness. Flavour is massive, full-bodied dark caramel / toffee, brown sugar, and raisins, with a big alcohol kick. A most excellent barley wine.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Draught, at the brewery

Even at a year old, this is still too young. Amber-brown colour. Toffeeish, brown sugary aroma with hints of pine and peach. Very sweet palate. Lots of brown sugar taste, with hints of vanilla, toffee, and pine. It’s got to be around 80 IBUs - you can tell there’s quality cohumulone there but this beer is soooo sweet despite it. A little bit of alcohol gets into the finish. Give it a couple of years.

TBone (18565) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Bottled 650ml (PBF, alc. 9.6%)
Nut brown color, small off-white head. Ryeish, caramelly, malty aroma. Full-bodied. Caramel, rye, sherry, some tickling alcohol. Liquerish palate. Probably few years old bottle. Quite nice, a bit Bigfoot-like big American barley wine.

Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
Very alcoholic aroma Pours light, thin yeast head..that makes it darker Darker as it sits in glass Malt, scotch, Sipper Bitter aftertaste, not enough balance Date,fig

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT WesleyChapel-thanks to ? Ibrew2or3?-22oz bottle-pours An off white head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-raisin/plum. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/molasses, dark fruit-raisin/plum, some earthy hops.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/05/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!

clloudy dak amber, fine beihe head, drops of lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a candy sweetness, thick sweet body, lots of sweet dark caramel malt flavor, lots of bitterness, .

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

sebletitje (10494) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2010
bouteille partagée avec ibrew2or3 couleur cuivre, col blanc cassé. Arôme et goût de fruits noirs, malt caramel, sucre brun, céréales, sec au palais avec qcq notes de houblons et donne une amertume qui reste bien en avant sans pour cela prendre le dessus. Alcool est bien présent. Le caramel reste présent tout au long de la dégustation qui fini sur un aspect fruité et caramel.

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