RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Complex flavors from English ale yeast, specialty malts, and hops create a depth of synergy in this well matured strong beer. Barleywines are the cognacs of the brewing world.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6004) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Deep rich amber and copper coloured body with a bright ruby tint when held up to the light, along with a smallish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of oak, alcohol, apples, toffee, earth, caramel, pitted fruits, cedar and a bit of butterscotch - nice and robust throughout. Full-bodied; Deeply sweet with caramel, toffee, pit fruits and raisins all noticeable along with some smooth malt, a touch of oak and dry aged characteristics along with some light spices. Aftertaste shows the sweetness, some vanilla and grain and a bit of alcohol bitterness and pungency toward the end. Overall, a good fresh barleywine that Im sampling without any additional aging, that shows a bit harsh, but fairly nice and respectable throughout. I sampled this thirty two ounce growler fill from Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia on 11-February-2017 for US$5,00...yes 32 ounces of a barley wine for $5 in Washington! Sampled at home in Washington a day later on 12-February-2017.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (7754) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Tap. Pours clear reddish hazel, huge beige creamy head, great lacing. Aroma of dark sugars, dark breads, floral, a bit grassy, copper. Flavor is fairly sweet, medium bitter, odd metallic thing. Medium body, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zzogran (1) - Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
Definitely an interesting beer. Not sure I could drink more than one. Buttery and hoppy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6649) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
On draft at Mad Fox Barleywine Festival 2015. Vintage 2013. Pours a clear copper with a ecru head. Caramel aroma. Flavors of toffee. Smooth and mellow finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1950) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Taken from notes On tap at madfox It is an effervescent beer clear amber color with a slight head Fruity aroma Taste is peach and ends with a bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7466) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Keg @ Mellow Mushroom Cville. The pours deep amber with a small off-white head. The nose is light booze. Cherry, brown bread. Sweet honey, bear claw donut. The taste is ribbon candy, apricot. Baked pumpernickel bread. Earthy, hot sweetness. Stocky, some pineapple, grassy hop. Full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a deep ruddy color with a small tan head. The nose has notes of plastic, dough, and citrus. Sweet up front and obviously boozy. Rather viscous on the tongue with heavy plastic notes, caramel, and a dull bitterness. Not sure if this keg has been sitting around awhile, but this one sure doesnt match the others ratings I read in terms of quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2361) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
Aged over a year. Aromas of nuts, cocoa, vanilla, and subtle lemon. Red-brown with a moderate, beige head. Dry and balanced. Medium body, low-average carbonation, and finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (6110) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Oak and overripe orange nose. Cloudy amber, thick head that uniformly coats the glass. Overripe orange, marzipan at midpalate, amaretto in the finish. Dusty and oaky throughout. Booooozy, boozy.. Spectacular and tasty with nice aged character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7710) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at Mad Fox Brewings 3rd Annual Barleywine Festival. Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white, almost wispy head. Aroma was toffee notes, with some notes of caramel, hops, citrus notes. Lighter, a touch thinner body than I expected, alcohol is there - but not overtly boozy. Some fruit notes round this particular one out.

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