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RATINGS: 1539   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diablokev (179) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2003
The aroma is sweet and of bubble gum, and fruity hints. The appearance is a deep amber with a massive off white head. The flavor is malty and slightly fruity, a bit liek wine I guess. The beer goes down a bit thick, but is easy to drink. Overall the first of this type for me, so I have nothing to compare to, but I liked this one.

3.5
   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.

4.2
   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.

4
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Murky pour of disparate stew yields a sweet malty nose that is deep. Palate is smooth, if a bit uneven. Flavor is malt tones of licorice and oak that melds together nicely, is enjoyable, but is ultimately frustrating as it becomes monotone. They have one foot out the door here with some richness in malt tones, but it stumbles before achieving true barleywine success. Kind of, sort of worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2007
A little to sweet for my taste, I prefer a hoppier Barley Wine. This had a fruity taste, and the aroma was also very fruity. I wasnt that impressed with this beer. However, the ABV is well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2008
From a bottle. Pours a deep brown. Aroma of dark fruits and alot of dark malts. Taste is very malty and fairly sweet. Notes of molasses, dark fruits, some chocolate and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a beautiful, dark ruby/mahogany with a small, off-white head and slight carbonation. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, raisins, plum and alcohol. The alcohol is present, but well masked by the dark fruits. Mouth is delicious. Strong dark fruits again, mainly plum and raisin. Hints of caramel, licorice, malt and alcohol. Once again, the alcohol is present, but perfectly blended with everything else. The finish is very smooth, with almost no alcohol burn which is what I normally get with barley wines.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a red tint.. Smell is a sweet malty aroma with a bit of alcohol... Taste is malty with a bitter kick.. alcohol is def. present... nice warming feeling... pretty decent barley.. i like most of Flying Dogs stuff.. this is the top of this brand.. also good is the imperial porter.. GO GET IT!


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