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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong ale which has a deep amber color. The bouquet and aroma is full and fruity, with a smooth, round and vinous taste.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Date: 09/14/2004
Mode: Bottle

opaque rusty orange with a nice off-white head, strong earthy hop aroma, big hop flavor on a rich malt base, just enough sweetness to balance the hops, full flavor to the end
-------- /> Date: 03/29/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 1999

fair amount of oxidation showing up in the flavor and aroma but still quite viable, lots of rich brown sugar sweetness, plenty of fruity sweetness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
Clear burgundy with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and plums. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, dates, plums and caramel. Full bodied. Warming alcohol towards the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
Bottle at Jan & Charlottes tasting, Ulfborg, Denmark 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte Murky chestnut brown with a light beige head which soon disappears. Some fruit n the nose, heavy sweetness and a bit harsh in the mouth. Bittersweetness coming through, not as smooth or as rounded as the description suggest. A5 A3 T6 P3 Ov11 2.8

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (10334) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the Drink for Charity event at Rattle & Hum. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Plums and prunes mostly on the nose, with some sweet malt. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with a nice bitterness and a really nice caramel note. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (10152) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to larsniclas
On March 7, 2009
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet malty, lactic, alcohol scent. Slight acidic, malty, raissin, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterenss.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10150) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Hazy golden-tinged brown, dense tan head. Enticing aromas of burnt sugar, toffee, faint candied fig, and faint woody hops. Big rich malty palate, with flavours of demarara sugar, toffee, fig paste, dried cherries, and a solid woody hop finish. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle via trade shared with the group from notes 2011. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, raisin, fig, resin, I can see the vinous character from the description, medium plus body, some viscosity. Solid, tasty barley wine. I would have this again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (10051) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Sampled at Sacramento Brewing Barleywine Festival. This dark amber ale poured with a thin off-white head. The flavor is nutty and fruity with a more bitter finish - too many bittering hops for a BW. Overall, however, this was a pleasant chewy drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (10017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Total Wines in Phoenix. Pours a somewhat cloudy reddish amber with a medium beige head. Notes of caramel malts, dark and dried fruits (dates, figs, raisins), brown sugar, pine resin- hits all the right notes. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky, chewy mouthfeel. Big, tasty American barley wine. Really good. I need to get my hands on the other versions.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9955) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2009
Tap @ Hamiltons, San Diego. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, dark fruits. Taste, dark fruits - fig, caramel malts, thick mouthfeel, some good alcohol with a fruity finish, some brown sugar. One fine tasty barley wine.


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