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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
Barley Wines are big beers! In fact this is the strongest beer we have ever brewed for our friends here in Wisconsin. This beer is "malt accented" so we searched the world and found the richest, most expensive barley varieties we could find. We bought the best barley available not only here in the United States but in Belgium, Germany and Scotland. You can thank Scottish farmers for growing Golden Promise barley because we used bushels of it in this beer to yield a full and rich flavor. We sourced hops from the United States and Germany but again turned to the UK for our signature hop, "East Kent Golding". This ale is fermented in this bottle and is suitable for laying down. It is so strong that we guess it will continue to improve for years!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar. Pours cloudy and golden orange with a small white head. Solid caramelish and overripe fruity barley aroma. Roasted caramelish and solid barley malty flavoured. Lingering malty flavoured with a good hops counter balance. Bitter and roasted flavoured finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36403) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
An amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of caramel and wood. The flavor is like liquid caramel, strong caramel flavors and very thick, but also with light notes of alcohol, which in turn gives it a dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Almost clear amber golden with a small off-white head. Fat aroma of overripe fruit, caramel and aroma hops. Solid body, classic oxidization, overripe fruit, biscuits and caramel. Solid bitterness. 300809

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle at Papss - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Cloudy amber/brown - offwhite head. High sweetness, candy, low carbonation, sharpness, karklud, vegetables, roasted, licorice, simple and very sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14010) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2005
(12oz bottle, thanks Barry) Small beige head atop a crystal clear amber body. Aroma is mild, moderately sweet, maple/molasses, caramel, light herbal, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, maple, caramel, herbal, light metallic, alcohol. Sticky full body with low carbonation. I am a big fan of New Glarus, and a big fan of barleywines, but for some reason this NG BW does not work for me. So sad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (13657) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with large yeast chunks. The aroma is candy sugar, caramel, spice. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, boozy finish, decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
(Bottle, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma reminiscent of a quality vintage English ale with caramel malt, maple, fruit, and spices. Flavor is a bit disappointing in comparison to the aroma; spoiled fruit, caramel, and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12829) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
12-oz. bottle provided via trade with Duane. Pours hazy orange with small particles, spare fizzy off-white head, patchy film, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of honey, cardboard, and apple. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity and bitterness; perfumed hop bitter flavor with notes of honeyed malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!). Poured a deeper and lightly hazy orangish / amber color wtih a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, plums, smoke and I was getting a woody / peat as well. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, fruity, some citrus, and some candi sugar sweetness. Smooth and creamy body. Alcohol content well hidden.

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