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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A barley wine style ale brewed to 15% alc with hints of raisin, chocolate, carmel, sherry, cherry, and alcohol, just to name a few and this beer will only get better with age. Not Available for 2006 release

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15947) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to Styles. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of booze, dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. Alcohol is really strong on the palate initially, but gives way to strong notes of raisin and prune in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle at GABF 2008. Brown - offwhite head. Nutty, roasted, nice malty, raisins, sweetness, cherry, berries, caramel, light hoppy. Very well balanced. A bit too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Thanks to Styles for this bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is strong toffee with something like celery notes. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is toffee and cola with something like dates. Its warming, but not hot. Finishes smooth. Sweet, but not excessively so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Draft at Dark Horse. Hazy amber color with a moderate white head that diminished slowly. Moderate sweet hop aroma. Moderate well balanced sweet flavor with a small bitter finish with a very slight alcohol bite..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks Pailhead) Small off-white head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, raisin, syrup/molasses, light banana. Taste is very sweet, caramel, raisin, grapefruit, light alcohol burn in the finish. Medium-full body, but a bit thin for the big sweet flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12 ounce bottle from mibirder. Thanks! This says barleywine on the label so someone correct me if this is not the correct beer. Pours a reddish copper color with a thin head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, big spicy hops and subtle dark fruits. Taste is toffee, strawberry, cherry, citrus and other fruits, licorice. Very complex. Full bodied and quite sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2006
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a murky reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, fruit, caramel, oak, and a hint of grapefruit. Flavor of fruit, earthiness, hops, and caramel malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
12-oz. bottle from tjthresh. Pours a hazy copper with a small tan head, frothy that goes to a patchy film. Aroma is sweet caramel malt (cookie, biscuit), nutty, fruity hop, perfumey and alcohol. Heavy bitter and acidity, creaminess is hidden and quickly dries, pine hops, sweet caramel and maple, nutty malt, alcohol burn at the end. Full and warm bodied, dry palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12626) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. The beer pours a lustrous reddish orange color with a medium thin and frothy beige head that diminishes quickly. Stringy lacing. The aroma consists of rich malt and dark fruit, plus some hints of spicy alcohol. Full body with flavors of chocolate-covered raisins, sweet malt and touches of peppery alcohol. The finish is sweet with a lingering malty aftertaste. Enjoyable throughout.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Sour version. Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didnt buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.


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