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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
ABV from 11% to 13%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23576) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy amber color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of toasted. Aramel. Taste is boozy butterscotch. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Dark amber-brown color with red hue, and small creamy head. The aroma is quite nutty, some caramel, light alcohol. Caramel and malt flavor, the alcohol punch is quite evident, nutty side too; correct bitterness.
A boozy Barley Wine, not bad, but not convincing too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (16595) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark caramel brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, booze and brown sugar -- lots of heat here. Flavour brings out caramel, alcohol, and candied sugar. Alcohol is revealing though not too burning. Pretty simplistic for a barley wine -- not very complex. Drinkable, but rather hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15910) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Shig. Pours reddish amber tan head. Nose/taste of piney hops, resin, caramel, and toffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and some nice brown sugars. Clear Amber copper with a decent beige head. Caramel, nice fruity sweetness and bit of light booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12829) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draught at GABBF. Pours opaque brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, dates and figs with cherries and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel and cookie malt, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates, figs, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival. Pours clear amber with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma is mild with hints of molasses, dark fruitiness and a background of malts. The taste is rich and delicious with a pulse of both deep dried dark fruitiness and sweet smooth molasses. It remains that way into the finish allowing for independent cherry, plum and sugar stewed raisins to be identified. It approaches being peppery but never actually gets there. Maybe a year or so will improve it from very nice to stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (7376) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty, fruit, alcohol aromas. Malty, fruit, sweet but strong liquor like tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2011
2011 Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine fest. Murky dark caramel color/ tan head. Spicy pit fruit, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Spicy caramel, earthy molasses, pit fruit flavors. nice alcohol twang to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Deep dirty caramel, moderate to large frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet caramel malt nose, a bit bready, little hop character.   Soft hops up front, a bit malty, slight biscuit, but also a little astringent.   Has a little metallic tinge to it.   Seems malty up front, but falls off a bit towards the back.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Somewhat of a salty caramel and bready finish.   A little rough, and not as sweet as it should be.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Hides the 12% well, but still remains warming.   Finishes very bready, some caramel, a bit rich, but also this medicinal/perfume like presense.   Finish is a little rough, otherwise okay.   However, needs to be sweeter, perhaps less alcohol, and with a bit more hop bite.

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