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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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3.5
Scopey (15652) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle, bbf 2014 thanks to Dirty D. It pours deep red - brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich, very sweet, brown bread, sticky dried fruits, fruit cake, booze, brandy, toffee and brown sugar. The taste is slick, sweet, sticky, toffee, brown bread, fruit cake, spicy, booze, brandy, christmas cake, toasty brown sugar, and wood with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth - feel. Sweet, yes, but actually not too bad. Decent for style.

3.5
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a bubbly medium light tan head. The aroma is fruit and alcohol. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a sweet malt and fruit with a long dry finish. A good barleywine from Flying Dog.

3.4
Ratman197 (15346) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle poured a clear mahogany wiyh a small, but lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit [plums, raisins], toffee, and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of cocoa with a smooth lingering finish.

3.4
imdownthepub (15322) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Bottled, 355ml aged 3yrs from S.H.Jones in Banbury, Oxon (when it was still open). Ruby to brown with off white head. If this were a wine I would class it as a dessert wine as it is sugary sweet more Muscato than Bordeaux. The sweetness lingers along with an apricot, alcohol note, warming, reasonably smooth. Unlike a wine I didn’t spit as it is worth persevering with giving a glow on a chilly March evening. Went well with fried eggs, tomato’s and potato if you are inclined.Reasonable.

3.2
Borup (15318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, hops, dark fruit and alcohol.

3.8
gunnfryd (15256) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, coffee, malt. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, coffee, dried fruits, malt, hop. Full bodied nice beer.

3.3
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Neiman. Hazy amber. Strong malty aroma with caramel, wood and some fruits. Sweet flavor of malt, some toasted bread, caramel, some dark fruits and a drier finish. Medium-full body.

3.7
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark dark red/brown - small offwhite head. Aroma: Brown sugar, syrup, raisins, dried dark fruits, light hoppy bitterness, grassy. Taste: Barley, sweetness, brown sugar, dark bread, citrus, light woody. Nice - not much obvious alcohol just a light alcho-burn !!

3.6
Tmoney99 (14948) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate spicy malty and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

4
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at a bbq. Pours deep reddish brown, nose is caramel, toffee, berries, taste is similar, dry, sticky.


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