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RATINGS: 1530   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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3.9
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2011
One of the murkiest looking beers I’ve ever seen, kindof a dirty reddish brown. But to dwell on appearance would be to miss out on a great beer. Aroma is a combination of sweet and toasty malts and dark fruit. Similar flavours on the palate - plums, raisins, toffee, with some chocolate and candied orange. Deeply complex, balanced, and interesting. Hides it’s 10.2% abv very well. Love it!

3.2
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle 35,5cl. Brown/orange and slightly hazy body with a small fast of white head. Sweet caramel, hops and alcohol in the nose. Fat full body dominated by caramel and alcohol. Alcohol dominates the finish but in a nice warm way along with some hops.

3.1
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Too much esters for my taste, like a homebrew fermented too warm - raisiny and slick mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Pours brown with a red tinge and a tan head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, over ripe fruit maybe cherries, dates and raisins. Taste caramel, chocolate, booze, vanilla, licorice, raisin and floral hops. Thick on the palate and it finishes sweet from the dried dark fruit and huge amount of malt, with just a hint of bitterness at the very end.

4.4
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 chewy mouth feel, very malty, very rich brown color, powerful aroma of malts and fruit not near as bitter as i thought it would be. Surprisingly smooth.

3.5
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a dark amber, with some reddish hues. Aroma is very pronounced caramel malts, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is rich caramel, some raisins, figs, plums, with some alcohol warm and bitter hops in the finish. pretty well done.

3.4
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours a. deep dark amber, almost a brown color. Aroma is toffee and sweet malty. Taste is a little boozy, a good barley wine though.

3.5
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Pours very dark, cloudy amber with almost no head or lace. Sweet malt/caramel aroma with a little alcohol in the nose. Flavor is very sweet. Caramel, roasted malt and fruit (prune) in the flavor. Finish is a little bitter. Nice hop flavor without crowding the nice sweetness. A little syrupy aftertaste. Good mouthfeel with almost no carbonation. A pretty good inexpensive BW.

2.9
billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2004
This is more along the lines of balanced, borderline uninteresting. There’s a thickness to the mouthfeel. Pretty uncarbonated (which I like). Unfortunately, the only flavor that stands out to me is the alcohol. There’s a bit of maltiness in the front, hop in the rear, then the alcohol sets in. Mind you, nothing is real overbearing here.


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