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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Not the best Barley wine ive had but definately good. Very rich malty character. not to sweet at all though. Alcohol stands out a little too much IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2005
an assault to the taste buds, little subtlety in the sweet roasted cherry tartness. A little smoky, but mostly a scorched candy flavor. Very sharp intial zap on the back of the tongue and then a syrupy aftertaste // too strong, too acidic, too fruity // light head effect, more to the front sinus area and ears //.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
peter48er (185) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Couldn,t find a bottling date but best before was 15/04/2010. Poured a mid brown/dark red( or a mix of!?) with a small head. The aroma was predominately sugar and malt. \the alcoholic strength was very evident from the cloying sweetness in the mouth which, for me, tended to mask any other flavours although I could detect cloves & rasinns. OveralI I was rather disappointed with this barley wine style ale. My experience of US beers has normally been excellent/outstanding and perhaps I was expecting rather too much in this case. Try it by all means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours red with minimal head. Aroma is malty, with a bit of lager green to it. Flavor isn’t as hoppy as I had hoped for, more malty and Carmel... overall not a bad beer, but I had this right after the stone Guardian... this one pales in comparison.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Pretty deep brown color with off-white small head. Very pleasant, complex sweet aroma with heavy roasted, molasses malts and herb hops with a hint of celery. Taste is not as complex with soft carbonation and an unexpected bitter finish. A nice beer overall. For a beer with such a high alcohol content, its very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
pours a dark clear amber with a thin tan beige head. aromas were really strong when i opened it. the body is a clear dark amber and the head faded to just about nothing. it is almost full bodied and a little on the sweet side. has nice mouth feel and the alcohol content is well hidden. i smell a lot of malt, some alcohol, and some really ripe fruit with spices. it tastes nice with a really nice aftertaste that is really plesent to enjoy. it is also a little spicy before it finishes and has notes of bitter vegetables and pungent fruit. nice warmer for the body on a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - MAY 16, 2011
colore caramello scuro con una schiuma chiara poco persistente, al naso alcool, poi malto, caramello, frutta secca, cioccolato. al palato un p stucchevole, lalcool evidente,ma fa da contraltare una struttura dolce e burrosa, che non mi convince, solo alla fine le note luppolate riequilibrano un p la beva. tutto sommato una buona birra, a tratti troppo dolce, ma nello stile ci pu stare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Strong malty aroma. Deep brown/red appearance. Malty flavor is citrus undertones. Very smooth with poor bitter finish. High quality.

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