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RATINGS: 1529   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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3.4
fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle. [ Courtesy of OKBeer ] Unclear medium amber red color with a average frothy fair lacing mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, oat, sugar, moderate yeasty, dough. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, (brown sugar sweet) with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily / syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.

3.8
yespr (46766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours deep dark red with a creamy tan head. Smooth barley aroma, mild chocolate note. Flavour is smooth caramel malty, a little liqourice hops edge, smooth chocolate and a nice alcohol warmth. Ends with a nice level of bitterness, warming alcohol and smooth chocolate/caramel malt.

3.3
Ungstrup (38148) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
A hazy red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of caramel, but also light notes of hops and cowberries. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, but also alcohol, and lesser notes of wood and cardemmome.

3.6
joergen (28772) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel, dried fruits and wood.

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2008
Bottled. Deep rubyish brown colour with small head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol and some fruityness along with it. Flavour is alcohol, dark fruits, sweet malts as well as some fruity hops. Quite wellbalanced, even though the alcohol tends to come through a bit much.

3.6
Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, prunes. Taste is sweet, malty, fruity. Nice.

3.2
cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2011
bottle at home ... dark amber ... thin lacing ... sweet toffeee vanilla nose ... typical US barley wine ... very sweet ... very vanillla ... toffeee sweeet malts ... light hop back ground ... ok

3.7
omhper (25375) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2003
Bottled. Very dark reddish brown. Toffee nose. Grapefruity hops takes over from there. Very sweet with big crystal malt character. More toffee in a finish with less bitterness than common in US barleywines. Ina barleywine tasting session it wouldn't stand out much, but omhper likes barley wines, and this is good beer.

3.8
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
19th September 2008. Dark brown beer. Rich and full on beer. Chocolate and strong port and licorice. Loads of malt. Not too bitter. Not too dry. More licorice towards the finish. Different. Tasty!

3.8
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear, orangey brown with a creamy, off-white head leaving some laces. Soft aroma of caramel and aroma hops. Quite a full body, sweetish with loads of caramel and a very warming alcohol. Hoppy indeed, but quite a harmonious hoppiness. A pleasant Barleywine, but not amongst the greatest of its style. 220406


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