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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
sampled at kellys 2008 hell with the lid off. pours a clear red amber. smell dominated by caramel malts, and some cherry and wood and roasted notes. similar flavor, but with a lot more hops, and some black cherry creeping in at the end. decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
Tasting session @ Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival Caramel, dates, figs, raisins, chocolate fudge. Very sweet barley wine, might need some ageing. Like that its a english style and not super hopped american barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a syrupy, cloudy, and muddy orange with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, with a strong note of anise alongside hints of syrupy hops, vanilla, tobacco, and spices. Taste is medium-full, with a sweet almost candy-like hops flavor opening up into a more traditional finish of roasted malt, spices, and caramel. An amazingly drinkable barleywine, but lacking in the styles usual depth.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 a bottle from 2010.. I could smell this in the next room.. classic roasty caramel malt. taste is sweet and rich but it dries up pretty swiftly and leaves savoury finish.. very moreish as a result. goddamn. good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2006
bottle . . pours cloudy dark brown with not much head . . sweet and smokey chocolate aroma . . sweet, dried fruit flavor . . you can deffinently taste the alcohol with this one . . warms the stomach . . not too bad . . still a little sweet . .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2010
12 ounce bottle that came out of a Flying Dog variety 4-pack. I must admit that I was not expecting much from this... I had a bad experience with Flying Dogs In Heat Wheat that made me question how good this would be. I was pleasantly surprised. It poured a deep mahogany with a very small off-white head that disappeared very quickly. The aroma was fairly bland for a barleywine and it consisted of dark dried fruit, malt, and a hint of fruit sweetness (like raisins). The taste consisted of dark fruit, caramel malt, and had a touch of sweetness in the background. Not very complex for a barleywine but good nonetheless. Finished a bit boozy but was easy to drink most of the time... it hid the 10.2% ABV fairly well. Overall a decent beer... a lot better than I was expecting from Flying Dog...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2006
The aroma is pretty one sided with big malty sweetness and a touch of vinious wine like smells. The appearence is a very dark murky brown red that is really not all that appealing looking. On first sip it is still a little cold, but the flavors are that of sweet malts, berries, other dark fruits, and licorice. It doesnt go muchd eeper than that with the following sips, but the alcohol makes its presence very well known. Overall not a bad barleywine, but for me I would ennjoy to see a little more of a hop profile in there somewhere.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2008
bottled, pours deep brown/red with very small brown head, sweet almost strawberry aroma, sweet with strong alcohol taste up front with chocolate lingering with more hops then expected, not bad more bitter then others in its class

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2007
This one pours a deep dark copper with a large tan head. Not very hoppy on the nose or in the taste of this barley wine, but there is definately a large amount of malt. The sweetness and alcohol is there but it does not have that burn. There is a hint of choclolate in there, but this one isnt special

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Nice amber malty english style barley wine , sweet caramel and alcohol ,a little rough in the finish (grainy astringency ) but after two who cares, perfect for cold nights and bonfires


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