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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14736) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Labeled 2006B. Aroma of malt and chocolate - I think there really was a light wiff of licorice when the cap came off. No head. Brownish color. Starts dried plum and raisin. Its malty sweetish, and has a firm mouthfeel. Hop is very light. The alcohol warms the palate, and the throat, and below. As it warms, there does seem to be pear, probably not apple.The mouth sensations do seem to turn a bit unpleasant, if one quits sipping. Sort of like heated banana. This is pretty complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14549) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14214) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14100) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2004
Deep brown body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit (plum). Taste is sweet, dark fruit (plum), caramel. Finish has a medium alcohol burn. Medium-full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (13780) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13739) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Muddy amber colour. Powerfull moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Dark fruits raisin present. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Nutty and woody notes. Moderate bitter vinius finish. Creamy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13722) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13476) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (13385) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, hops, dark fruit and alcohol.


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