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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Annual Release of our BarleyWine Style Ale is Dated and Built to Last. Flavors Evolve as Hop Bitterness Yields to Crazy Caramel and Rich Toffee Flavors.

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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
On draught at Baileys Taproom CellarFest 2013. 2008 vintage. Deep candy, caramel flavors with a blunt hop presence, in a good way.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (7478) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Liquroice, alcohol, fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, alcohol, malt, some fruit.
Comment: Too heavy on the liquorice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4021) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle probably 6-9 or more months old. Sitting enjoying the single night of winter in Florida with a fire burning. Fairly classic American styled barleywine: light toffee and caramel sweetness, with some warming booze and light bitterness for balance. Pleasant and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle 65 @ Friendly Greek, Lancaster, PA, USA. A: Reddish amber T: Malt, caramel, raisins, alcohol, slightly hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (1057) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Reddish brown colour with beige head on top leaving lacing behind. Aroma has caramel malts, toffee, sweetness with pines and grapefruit too. Forest notes when combined with sweetness. Taste has lots of caramel and toffee with malt flavour, then comes pine and grapefruit hops with some grassy notes. Fullish body and medium carbonation. Sweeter barley wine.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 3,000th Rating! 2004 vintage! Thats right, Im drinking an entire bomber of 12 year-old-Gnarly Wine, which was to celebrate having over 600 likes on my Facebook page. Right up front, theres little complexity to this beer. No marvelous new or unusual blends of hop and malt. But Im happy that this Barley Wine has been in my "beer cellar" for 12 years, through two moves, flooding, and summer temperatures, and this is still splendid. A tan fizzy head over a deep garnet body. The smell is an easy note of sherry with some toasty malts in the background. I get the same thing in the taste. With a cellared beer, Im afraid of phenol from aged malts, but theres none of this here. Just some strong caramel malts in a still fizzy beer. Should be overly sweet, but there is still some hop bitterness to keep that in check. It has aged splendidly, and I recall this was pretty reasonably priced at the time. Another one to build a nice vertical for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (311) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Bue aprs prs dun an. Apparence : Orange fonce, reflets rougetres, effervescence moyenne et lente, limpide, col beige fonc moyennement large, belle retenue, belle dentelle.
Nez : Caramel alcoolis, lgers agrumes en premire vague qui seffacent peu peu, aspects rsineux, fruits schs en arrire-plan qui prennent de limportance alors que les agrumes sattnuent.
Got : Caramel, sucre, trs sucre mme (sans tre trop sucre), fruits schs (dattes surtout, figues prsentes), amertume rsineuse contrle, finale un peu alcoolise.
Sensation : Corps moyen, effervescence faible, ronde, chaleur dalcool moyenne. Finale moyennement longue domine par le ct caramlis soutenue par une faible amertume et pointe dalcool accompagne de sa chaleur.
Bref : Avec un an de vieillissement, on a un BarleyWine dont les accents sont rellement sur le malt caramlis et sucr et les fruits schs, le tout soutenu par une amertume intressante, mais certainement diminue depuis quelle a t embouteille. Seuls les armes rsineux trahissent son style amricain. Trs intense, le sucre ressort sans pour autant tre drangeant. Ce nest par contre par la bire la plus complexe. Ce nest pas non plus la bire prsentant la texture en bouche la plus intressante, surtout pour un BarleyWine de 10,6%. Leffervescence est adquate, mais le corps lui, un peu mince. Ceci tant dit, cest une bire qui se boit trs bien et qui ne laisse pas paratre son haut taux alcoolis.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (249) - Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Nice smooth and malty, a little American hoppy malt versus English for me to absolutely love.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (616) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Amber pour. Heavy malt aromas, bread, caramel and alcohol. Spicy, sweet flavor of caramel and some hops. A long, slight bitter finish with a bit too much alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUN 5, 2016
A clear Amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with lota of caramel. Taste is is malty with some hopiness to balance. Notes of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Some warming alcohol in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (457) - - JUN 5, 2016
Tan body with a light head. Caramel flavour and aroma with strong sweet aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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