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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Tawny brown in color with an intense, rich, hearty malt flavor and warming characteristics. The bold maltiness is balanced by liberal amounts of hops. Aged for a minimum of seven months before being tapped each year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
02.19.05 2002 on tap at Toronado BWF Pretty dark brew but flat looking and feeling. Nice balance but nothing special. Alcohol was very present to me, especially for a 2002 beer, but that added to a nice peppery finish. It was a long day. Some peach, some citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Draft at the Oahu brewpub. Nice dark fruit aromas coming off this deep brown draft. Smallish head didnt stick around for long. Lots of malty and more dried raisin like fruits on the flavor. Some hoppiness and warming in the finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2159) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Appearance: Redish brown, clear. Almost no head. Aroma: Sweet malt and fruit. Taste: Vinous, but some hops too. Medicine? Info: 148 ml (5 oz) draft, 21/5-2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2003
GABF '03 Fruity,spicy,extremely malty with a flavor of molasses.One of the better barely wines I've ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1810) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours an amber brown color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, alcohol, oak and tobacco aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit and hop flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation and a caramel, oak and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1587) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2009 on tap at brewpub. Pour is deep ruby red with almost no head. Aroma is loaded with caramel malt, notable hop component, and faint spice. Flavor is very typical barleywine, done well. Loads of caramel malt and light spice with a very pleasing and crisp hop component on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 7, 2008
On tap, Koko Marina. Poured a beautiful amber brown. Smelled of wood, malt, and nuts. Initial flavor is fairly sweet, with some dark fruit that perfectly balances the sweet malt. Flavor then rounds out with a nuttiness and firm malt backbone, without getting too sweet or alcoholic. A really well balanced and complex brew, this really ranked among the best barley wines Ive tried!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Brilliantly sweet, and aggressively hopped give this beer a very complex mouthfull of flavor. Loads of things going on here from the sweet caramel malt to the full yeast flavor, and bitter finish. The aroma is like rich toffee with some faint citrus sweetness. Not easy drinking, but certainly smooth sipping.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Served on tap at the Marina Brew Pub. The appearance is a tawny brown with no real head. Flavors and aromas are perfume, alcohol, and a fair amount of hops. Did really do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1493) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at Koko marina Deep ruby, light tan collar. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, stone fruits,sugar and subtle hops. Taste is very stone and dark fruits, Subtle pine hops and lots of caramel. Very sticky and subtle sweet. Straightforward and tasty barleywine

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