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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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3.7
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pours a dark mohagany and smells of malts and licorice. This is a pleasant barley wine on both the nose and mouth. Alcohol is nicely balanced by sweet malt flavors. nice.

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japi (160) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2012
A dark amber coloured beer with a thin, off-white head, that mostly disappeared. The aroma is fruity, dark dried fuity, malty - like bread, with hint of cascade hop’s citrus aromas and dark sugar. The taste is very sweet. The texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
calm_dreamer (160) - GREECE - MAR 10, 2013
Very nice barley wine with excellent for the style body and smell of grapes and bread. Tastes of grapes and malt. No head at all. Only minus that after some time the alcohol makes a strong appearance.

3.3
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Slightly malty, more hoppy aroma. Dark brown color. Spritzy carbonation, thin tan head. Toffeeish flavor. Malty profile. Root beer like finish. A bit spicy for me, more like a Christmas type beer than a barleywine. If this would be labeled a Christmas beer I think I’d like it more. I just had Bell’s Batch 6000 before this beer, and this pales by comparison.

3.3
makromaniak (158) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2013
A reddish brown pour. Taste is sweet, alcohol, caramel, malt and fruits...missing some hops. Okay Barley Wine.

3.7
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.

3
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2009
This beer was ok for a barley wine which, as I’ve stated before, I’m not a fan of. The aroma is awful Sickening sweet aroma that turns my stomach. Nice dark amber color. The flavor is ok with dark fruit taste. I wouldn’t drink it again.

3.8
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
12 oz bottle from 09. Pours a hazy dark brown to dark cherry wood. Notes of sweet and citrus hops, slight breadiness, spicy alcohol, caramel and honey. A medium, sticky body carries some juicy and floral notes but finishes with a bit of a hop bite, some spiciness, warming alcohol and an underlying sticky cider-like feel and a candied apple taste.

3.9
SiddFinch (156) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2004
Aroma is fruity and malty but not real bready like most barleywines. Taste is smooth for something that hasn't aged much. Taste is bready, caramel, plumbs and cherries. A little dry hop at the end. Alcohol is mild. This seems like a rather tame barleywine (which is surprising at 10.5%). I enjoyed it though. There's still enough flavor to make this a very good barleywine IMO. Got another one aging. Let's see.


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