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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
This Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed with double amounts of malts and hops to create a rich, mahogany colored, resinous brew. Aged for three full months before release, this ale is complex, strong, malty and full of character.

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KyotoLefty (11023) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Nevitt. Spicy nose, cinnamon, caramel, raisin, apples, hops. Glowing amber, lace. Clear. Rather dry, caramel, dried fruit, sulfur, chocolate, cream.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 05, 1998
Appearance: Dark amber, whispy head
Aroma: strong fruity malt aroma with slight floral hops
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, light hopping, light bitterness, nice warming finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Score: **4

Date: February 23, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Vintage: 1999
Appearance: Dark amber, frothy tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: rich sweet fruity malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, low bitter finish, slight alcoholic essence

Date: September 27, 2004
Vintage: 1999
Appearance: muddy brown
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with hints of ripe fruit
Body: big body
Flavor: incredable rich malt flavor, lots of dark fruity character, low bitterness keeps it all balanced, has really matured and blended nicely

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

sebletitje (10704) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
courtesy of fishingnet. pours orange, off white head. Aroma picked up some bourbon like aroma, malt, caramel, sugar and spices. Taste, some bourbon, vanilla, caramel malts coupled with some citrus hops and a faint wood presence.Some fine tasting beer.

gyllenbock (10355) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Amber with a small head. Sweet with caramel, dried fruit, warming alcohol and hints of oak.

JorisPPattyn (10163) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2003
(draught - 1 yr. lagering) Deep red beer; brownish, slight head. Very fresh nose, but subdued. Slight impression of piney hops. Taste is bitter, but with a lot of roasted/dark malts underneath the hops. The lagering seems to have very little done for the beer - there is a winey touch but the bitterness its too oppressive to give it a real chance. Very well bodied, oily, slick feeling. Still, to watery-thinnish texture for an aged Barley Wine. I would expect more.

douglas88 (9895) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a medium white head. A big malty sweet nose. The flavor is nutty, molasses, light heat, a bit of darker fruit. Very dry at times, some lingering malty toffee. Good. Very nice English style BW,

arminjewell (9745) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Dark red pour with white head, aroma and tastes include vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, with some bitter roast and some burnt caramel. Pretty good, standard malt-driven barley wine.

3fourths (9386) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 1999: 6.5 year old bottle. No head when poured. Rich and sweet nose, you can smell the oxidation easily, but it’s not too much of a bad thing with this beer. Subdued overall, perhaps even a bit bland at times, with some light plums and light alcohol apparency.

2003: Deep copper brown. Nose of red wine, cedar, and strawberries, but loses a point for too strong of an alcohol aroma. A little thin initially on the tongue, with not too much carbonation but also not much alcohol present on the tongue, so the experience is all kind of mellow and soft. Mild cedar, allspice, oak, and cranberry flavors. Fairly weak on the tongue, and flavor-wise there is not anything which stands out to make a strong case.

BuckeyeBoy (9342) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2008
On tap at BrewPub Portland OR, Pours out a mahogany red topped with a very small head. A very nice sweet aroma. A nice sweet tast of caramel and malt.

Ibrew2or3 (9053) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. First Bridgeport rating for me, wow, I’ve been drinking their beers for years. Pours deep copper with tan head. The aroma is caramel, 90L crystal malts, some roasty malts, very faint dark fruity esters and growing alcohol heat. The taste feels a bit creamy and ushers in roasty 90L like crystal malts mixed with caramel and some pine hop bitterness that leans toward grassy. The alcohol begins to grow and starts to become distracting. I get zero barrel agedness in this beer even though the label clearly states it.

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