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RATINGS: 1529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Big malty flavors, including licorice and chocolate, are balanced with a moderate hop profile. Brewed with copious amounts of prized malts and flaked oats, the Barley Wine is so strong that it has to be aged for several months before we can bottle it. Like a fine wine, it will continue to improve with age up to 2 years after bottling (If kept cool).

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thedm (6309) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2004
This bottled brew poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a poor lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was nearly opaque and unnoted in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild vinous malt and raisin. Its mouth feel is initially slightly tingly with a lingering tingly palate. Its flavor contained different tastes than I have noted before with some dark beer brown malty notes and was tasty. An above average brew.

Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
An average Barley Wine. Pleasant finish. Alcohol not reallt dominant. Reddish colour. No head.

footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2004
I found this in a back woods liquor store and was surprised to see it was 2003.The nose from this was quite nice,better than a lot of BW’s I have had.sweetness of malt,dark fruits blended together with a strong toffee aroma.Very nicely done.This brew was pretty syrupy but that syrup had a heck of a flavor.Thick mouthfeel.

obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 15, 2004
Rich mahognay color with off white head. Chocolate covered cherry nose with pillowy malt aromas. Heavy mouthfeel with richness till the end which is long in coming. Chocolate, malt, tootsie roll, and some fruit all mingle. A nice brew!

shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Nice to see that I am not the only one that dislikes the flying dog line up of "beers" probably my second favorite from them though not as bad as I was expecting given my history with there other offerings....

YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Deep brown with tiny tan head. Aroma of prunes, toffee, and a bit too much alcohol. Good body. This isn’t a bad barley wine but the appealing flavors of fruit, malts, and such are overshadowed by the strong aroma and taste of alcohol.

HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Little to no head on top of an opaque orangy brown pour...butterscotch aroma with some crisp fruity notes. it was bitter and astringint. It got syrupy sweet as it warmed. There is a lot to it, but just a little too much. There is not much tantellizing subtlety to this one.

Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Dark brown with garnet glints. No head or lace. Nose: toffee, molasses, raisons, prunes Taste: vanilla, caramel, black cherries, raisons, prunes, fruitcake, chocolate and port. Slight hop bite at the finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Very warming.

meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Though a lot of their other beers are average I always have a hard time turning down a barley wine I haven’t tried. This on pours a deep brown color with reddish highlights and a slight white head that fell to a collar fairly quickly. Smells of fruit sweetness with a bit of alcohol and a touch of hops, fairly pleasant smelling overall. The sweetness starts the taste out here before a hop bitterness and alcohol kicked in for the finish. This is defiantly a thick barley wine with a great mouthfeel. This is easily my favorite beer from the brewery and a good barley wine in its own right

RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
I am not a Barley Wine drinker and that may be why I am missing it here with this fine brewer’s offering. Strong as heck (a little to strong for any food at the Blake Street) but I will try it alone again.

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