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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
A barley wine with deep amber color, the brandy of ales. This beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Dark fruits (cherries?), spice, some yeast, alcohol and caramel. Taste is EPIC. Tons of flavor. Nice mix of various dark fruit flavors. yeast notes and sweetness comes through as it warms. Alcohol is covered well. Delicious astringent finish. A perfect beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (808) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2017
Bottle @ malt o humle. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with prunes, dates, deep caramel, toffee, vanilla hints, milk chocolate. Body is big. Carbonation is balanced to provide freshness. Taste of prunes, raisins, caramel, milk chocolate. Finish is quite dry with earthy notes, grape, chocolate and assertive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (992) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 27, 2017
Prunes and molasses in the aroma. Almost non-existent tan head and a murky orange/amber body. More prunes and molasses in the taste with butterscotch and caramel. All that sweetness is balanced by a nice earthy, mushroomy bitterness and a strong alcohol bite. Finishes warm, sweet and slightly spicy. I didn’t especially like the first few sips, but this grew on me as I got further in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2017
Backlog. Bottle at home, bought at Mikkeller webshop. Dark red color, tanned head that disappears quickly. Sweet fruit, oak, sherry, plums in aroma and taste. Solid balance. Just a hint of booze in the finish to show character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonev (696) - POLAND - APR 21, 2017
Piwo klarowne w kolorze ciemny bursztyn z niezbyt obfita drobnopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie karmel, toffee, miod, czerwone owoce i kwiaty. W smaku polslodkie z lekka goryczka i wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. W smaku rownie bogato jak w zapachu, alkohol lekko grzeje w gardlo. Podbudowa slodowa, geste i oleiste, bardzo fajne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (5861) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Packaged 08/31/16. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy burnt dark amber color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated at a fair pace. Sticky speckled lace. The aroma glistens with caramel and toffee malt, some ash and vanilla. Dark fruits. Grassiness. Sweet side of licorice. Earthiness. The flavor definitely leans towards the sweet side touching the earthiness nicely. Dark fruits again. Some grassiness in the taste. Tobacco/earthy to vanilla and malty aftertaste. Wet vanilla sort of lenient tobacco dry finish. On the palate, this one sat roughly at a a medium on the body keeping some sipping quality sliding over my tongue with a nice becoming smoothness. Barely any carbonation felt right now. ABV seems just a touch under than projected by the brewer. Overall, cellared beer review for this one and it came out on top. Guess I pulled it out at the right time for a nice snowy cold New England night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1811) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
A little lighter in flavor and feel than many barleywines, but I like it. Deep red brown and cloudy. High head. Aroma of cherry, light hops, malts, sweet yeasts, and musty sugars. Taste is sweet and slight hops. Coats the whole tongue and sugars just sit in the mouth. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (2750) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2017
This is a well done barley wine (old ale). Fresh bottle has aroma of dark carmel and strong flavors. Head fades but leaves a ring. Taste has a hop bite but not over powering. Carmel notes. Carmel hue. Basically a perfect style beer. Clean High abv, crisp thick nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Poured from a 12oz. bottle. Paired with cheese fondue and oka & brie cheese. Appearance: Dark brown, almost black body with a nice light brown head & cascade of bubbles heading down. Very nice. Smell: Slightly bitter, dried fruit aroma. Taste: Rich & full-bodied, smooth & creamy, more fruit (berries?) & slight bitterness Mouthfeel: Alcohol is felt but very pleasant. Feels a bit like a Barleywine & as it warms, becomes sweet & malty at the end. Reviewed on: 02-11-2008

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kassner (1643) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2017
What a wonderful.example of the brewing arts. Light cola color. Wish it had more head and lacing, but the flavor and balance are excellent. This beer is on tap at whole foods in wexford.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1746) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to BenH! Pours deep burgundy red with no a modest white head which soon recedes. Aroma is dusty, caramel and earthy. Taste is caramel sweet, slight pine bitter, raisins.

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