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RATINGS: 1542   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
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 . .

4.3
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.

3.5
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 Dog’s 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
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
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
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 isn’t special

4
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

3.9
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Not the best Barley wine i’ve had but definately good. Very rich malty character. not to sweet at all though. Alcohol stands out a little too much IMO.

3.8
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2008
12 ounce bottle- poured a dark caramel brown, clear, with a moderate beige head that dissipated too quickly. Aroma was all caramel and smoke. Caramel and dark fruit taste immediately filled the mouth. Very smooth, very enjoyable. The alcohol content caught me by surprise. All in all, an excellent brew.

4.2
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Poured into a snifter at Taco Mac in Suwanee GA. Sweet, dark fruit taste. Malty with hint of licorice. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Have kept on hand on for personal consumption ever since I tasted.


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