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RATINGS: 1539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
When I smelled this, I was concerned that it was too hoppy. I was wrong to think this, because the flavor is awesome! Just the right amount of hops. The aroma IS a bit too cloyingly alcohol, though. This has a dark brown/black appearence, The thick thick head disperses quickly, but it then settles into a nice medium. I love this, because it has a full body, but then what should you expect from a barley wine? The flavor is great! I detect some citrus, plums and alcohol. When I go to the liquor store, Ill look for more from Flying Dog!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kpresley77 (147) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle pours dark copper with little to no head. Aroma is very mild with hints of raisin and alcohol. First taste is sweet fruit then alcohol and hops take over. Finish is dry with some hops burn but alcohol is definately present. Just not my style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Poured from Bottle into Snifter glass. Pours a deep mahogany color with a very faint tan-colored head that quickly dissolves into a fine ring around the glass. Aroma is dominated with dried fruits and accompanied with some toasty malts and a little booze. Flavors has plenty of sticky malt and dried raisins. Not much alcohol is detected in the flavor but the flavors do stop short. Its a full to medium bodied beer and has a light carbonation. Decent Barleywine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Burgundy brown, rich tan head. This beer is opaque, and a touch hazy in its ethereal darkness. Nose of cooking caramel and hop reduction creating a nose sauce which sets my mouth to watering. Wow, this is highly drinkable. Balanced for a barley wine, it is big and bold yet subtly fruity and easy at the same time. Melon, apple and dark fruit notes about, all wrapped in a molasses, hops blanket of alcohol warmth. Great barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2013
Very nice flying dog. Pours dark black and leaves a taste with hints of raisin, dark fruits, coffee and chocolate. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - OCT 13, 2013
Rosso-ambrato, con schiuma non molto persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello, vino passito. Nel palato dolce, oleosa, equilibrata.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Pours dark brown with a tiny tan head (high alchohol content). Very weak malty aroma of caramel and raisin. Flavor is better - nice balance of sweet malt with bitter hops, with notes of coffee, molasses, figs, and almonds. Lacks complexity of the Belgian barley wines however, and it is fairly thin on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2009
7oz bottle, dark amber with a thin off-white head. Sweet, fruity with a mild hop taste. A decent barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
A very nice barley wine on tap. dark mahogony brown. nice frothy tan head. You can taste the alcohol a little... but what do you expect from a barley wine. Full of flavor, but well balanced. Sweet smooth, a little hops for balance, and notes of roasted coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours a deep reddish brown. With little to no head. Nose is very fruity with a pleasant bannana aroma with a spicey hop punch. Flavor is again fruity with more bannana and a mild hop bitterness. Not overwhelming, a very mild barley wine.


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