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RATINGS: 1537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - MAR 30, 2010
22/03/2010. 25cl bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits. Caramel, hints of toffee, aggressive and long herbal bitterness. Drinkable but, like the last couple of Flying Dog strong ales Ive tasted, this one just lacks a little nuance... a little more attenuation might help. Its like a beer with a barleywine with English heart but using American clean fermentation and hopping.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle, bbf 2014 thanks to Dirty D. It pours deep red - brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich, very sweet, brown bread, sticky dried fruits, fruit cake, booze, brandy, toffee and brown sugar. The taste is slick, sweet, sticky, toffee, brown bread, fruit cake, spicy, booze, brandy, christmas cake, toasty brown sugar, and wood with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. Sweet, yes, but actually not too bad. Decent for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10337) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 29/12/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A ruby red brown coloured pour with a a loose off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet brown sugars, toffee, cinnamon, apple. Flavour is composed of sweet, brown sugars, cakey malts, Toffee, apple, . Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation, . Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexmate (107) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2016
Chestnut brown colour, thin head, some lacing. Nose: fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts and liquorice. Taste is of: plums, liquorice, treacle, roasted malts and wheat\yeast. Price Paid: 2.00 clearance. Definite wine vibes from this one a decent ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1482) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottled. 2015 vintage. Pours murky brown chestnut color. White tan head. Aroma is fig, dark fruit, plum, raisin, some boozy notes, sugar, caramel, bready. Flavor is fig, plum, dark fruit, molasses, bready, full bodied, sugar sweetness, some mild bitter hop notes in the finish. Very English style, sort of has some Belgian notes in that theres dark fruit and sugar sweetness. Not too Barleywine-ish for me, maybe more English strong ale quality? Hard to say where Id place this. Id say Barleywine is fair enough. Decent, not my favorite Barleywine (a bit sweet) but still quite good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
javiercrasher (369) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2016
Impresionante aspecto. Espuma beige, densa y duradera. Fruta madura y barrica de vino en nariz. Buen cuerpo. En boca acaramelada, licorosa, equilibrada y llena de matices. Dulce, sin presencia de los 10 grados. Ha evolucionado muy bien durante la guarda. De las mejores barley wine que he probado. @Botella. BB 2015/01/09

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (862) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Horn dog pours a deep, murky root beer brown body that has many small floaters, the thin tan cap didnt leave hardly any lace. Aromas of dark sweet fruits like fig, plum, cherries and alcohol all showing up. Flavors of malts, bread, with slight fruit hints showing up, it was very sweet with an alcohol finish. Although it did have many flavors none stayed too long (no aftertaste), it wasnt as big or complex as other barleywines but that in itself isnt a bad thing. This might be a good starter for folks trying this style for the first time. Overall i thought it was pretty good and worth a try, but i probably wont get it again. Originally rated on 11/25/08.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (862) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Hyvin niukka, mittn vaahto. Punertavan ruskea olut, haisee hiivalle ja maltaiselle. Erittin makea ja imel olut, vain pienin annoksina. Makean katkera jlkimaku. Maistuu sahdille.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (3017) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Brown with reddish ruby. Aroma: honey malts, slightly spicy with dried fruits (figs, raisins, dried plum), marsala. Taste: nectar, sweet honey, dried fruits, raisins and dates malt, caramel, sweet sherry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1662) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
Jeg forventer en god oplevelse nr den str p bygvin, eller barley wine. Jeg kan ikke finde det helt store der adskiller den her fra andre barley wine, intens smag, fyldig og let spritet. En rigtig barley wine!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (980) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Pours a deep, copper brown with very little foam. The aroma is lots of sweet stuff; honey, vanilla, molasses, pecans. The flavor is really rich and sweet. All of the sweet notes from the aroma are right up front, and then theres a tingle from the hops at the end. One of the better Flying Dog beers Ive had.


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