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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Finally bottled in a special release, Hale’s Barleywine is in the English mold, featuring strong malt flavors and an understated hop finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47961) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2007 ]. Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a small, fizzy and open, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light alcohol, licorice - laber laver notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is cheesy, dark malty and roasted. Dense caramelish. Sweet, caramelish, toasted malt. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.7-4-7-4-14=3.6

From tap at Brouwers. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is citric and fruity. Dry citric, barnyard, fruity and mild yeasty. Ends dry, citric and overripe fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
A dark brown beer with a disappearing light brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and alcohol, but also slight burnt notes. Boring for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27591) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsř. Hazy red brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of cookies. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and grass. Sweet and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
[email protected] Deep amber colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol and some mild wooden notes. Flavour is quite similar, sweet, but not too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of scrizzz. Vintage December 2007. Pours a dark brown with an orange hue and a tiny off-white head. Sweet dark overripe fruits in the nose, some hops and booze. Solid body, fairly low carbonation, dark overripe fruits, roastiness, slightly oxidized. Warm alcohol finish with quite some bitterness. Nice. 220611

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24776) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2006
Draught at Rose and Raindrop, Portland. Clear dark ruby. Light grapefruit aroma. Sweet with notes of berries. Surprisingly light in body for its size with clean mouthfeel. Notes of black currant. Very salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2016
2016-02-12, bottle from CoOp, Bellingham, WA; vintage 2011, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Getting mellower, sweet, but still with character; nice vanilla, toffee. Almost British.
Better than fresh.

2013-01-04, bottle from CoOp, Bellingham, WA; vintage 2011, 6-5-7-4-13=35
It has a beautiful color, dark amber with copper and red shades, and medium sized creamy head. Some aroma of caramel, vanilla, hop and puke. Correct body strength; there is some flavor of malt and caramel, moderate sweetness, quite strong bitterness; the hop is mostly resiny, not much fruity. Long final.
American style Barley Wine, below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17269) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled 12fl oz (PBF, vintage 2011)
Dark nut brown-amber color, small steady beige head. Toffeish, barley malty aroma. Full-bodied, Nutty, ryeish, lots of barley and alcohol. Quite typical robust malty American barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Tasted fresh, 2002 version. Very dark reddish-brown. Lacks head but it’s a barley wine so it’s forgiven. Looks thick - coats the glass a bit when you swirl it. Rich syrupy malt aroma. This is the stuff they ferment other beers from. Earth, toast, and resin make their way into the picture. The body is indeed thick, but has just the right amount of carbonation to keep it from getting oily. Earthy malts predominate - this beer hasn’t had the bottle time to develop any shocking complexities. Sweetness takes hold briefly, but the chocolate and crystal malts are using their roast to balance things out. Billed as English style, and it is, but only Tally-Ho can match the balance here. It wavers into Imperial Stout territory sometimes, then gets hauled back. I have to admit, a taster of this wouldn’t do much for me but as the bottle goes it is starting to really impress me - quality craftsmanship and again I wonder why so many people think Hale’s has lost it?

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