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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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - FEB 23, 2008
color-med brown tan aroma-sweet malty first-very malty,light carbonation after-nice,clean,no bitterness

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle very dark with almost zero head. Sweet smells of raisin, malts and backed up with the hops. Taste is amazing. Very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
Pours a deep, ruby red color with a whispy white head head. Nose is fruit and a malty sweetness. Taste is sweetness, fruits and a good amount of sticky astringency at the end. Great brew, similar to Bigfoot barleywine

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (904) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 10, 2011
A reddish beer with a very good beige foam at first, which quickly disappears into some small foam rings. Very strong aromas of alcohol and caramel. Taste the same, with some hints of wood and chocolate as well. A small hint of bitterness balances very well with the sweetness of the malts. The hops are there very pleasantly. Its a thick, full body beer, which you can enjoy for a long time, cause its hard to drink it quickly.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Great deep and very rich barley wine taste. The first zip was a feast I didnt expect the intense taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsani88 (7) - Dunakeszi, - MAY 27, 2014 does not count
Ezt tnyleg előszeretettel ajnlom mindenkinek, mert nagyoon fincsi. Kicsit csokis, kicsit likőrs, kicsit des, de nagyon ott van. Az absztrakt kutyus, nagy szarvval is elg menő ;)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1478) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Very beautiful and (unusual for type) coarse foam at this beautiful deep red barley. Smells of fresh fruit, light malt and very little hops. Tastes of lovely fresh fruit. Raisin, plum and tangerine. An unusually delicious barley that can safely be stored for many years with advantage. The flying dog amazes again ......

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow (2718) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
12 oz bottle, 2005. Pours a hazy and cloudy red/brown with a slight tan head that dissolves into light lacing. Amazing aroma of sweet yeast, raisin/prune, cinnamon, caramel and muted alcohol. Full bodied complex creamy mouthfeel, sweet prune slight bitterness on the palate, finish just keeps on going, sweetness fades to some hops/bitterness. Perhaps rating a 2005 bottle as the first horn dog isnt fair but its an incredible aged barleywine - never really had it fresh but with 5+ years on it this is one of the best beers I have ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle - Light brown colour, large foamy beige head with excellent retention and lacing. Sweet malty aroma with toffee, dried plum, dates, hints of honey and raisins. Taste of dried red fruits, raisins, honey and rich grainy maltiness. Nice fruity hops, decent lingering bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, complex and rich maltiness. Highly recommended american style barley wine.


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