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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A big, rich English style Barleywine that, as its name suggests, has tints of ruby around the edges of its brown body, with a toffee, caramel, toasted pecan sweetness that is kept in balance with a smooth, alcohol warmth, and slightly fruity American hop note. This will be perfect around the fire, with a cigar, with a rich meal, or just while cozying up and relaxing with family and friends this season. It may be enjoyed right away, or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged.

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3.6
Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a slightly cloudy orange Amber color with no head. Aromas of caramel candied orange. Taste is sweet. Decent standard barleywine.

3.8
JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear red pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight hop and booze. Malty and caramelly flavor with slight booze before a piney hop finish.

4
IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 1, 2016
750 ml bottle from Ledgers bottled 12/2014. Nose is toffee, raisins, and walnuts. Lightly hazy rusty brown with a small beige head. Flavor is moderately sweet and fruity with a slight hint of background bitterness.

3.9
DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle, shared with phantomhennes, TvM, and heavylaevy at game night. Lovely tawny amber, light golden head that retains well. Bready, chewy toffee malts, nice tawny port character, moderately hoppy bitter finish. A very enjoyable barley wine.

3.6
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
bottle from Dec ’14 poured into a tulip..burgundy with a fluffy off white head.. aroma of toffee,raisins,plums,caramel,bread..tastes of raisins,toffee,figs and biscuits..little thin but not bad.

3.5
jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, nuts and some cocoa. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, nuts, fruits and earthiness. Bottle 12/2012. Good stuff.

4
NikkTwist (3304) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Draft at Khyber Pass during their 18th Anniversary event. Deep murky copper brown pour that started with thick khaki foam. Complex vanilla toffee caramels. Treacle. Blackberry cordial. Pumpernickel. Sulfured figs. Pecan pie. Full body. Some punctuated acetic notes in the nose when cold. Flavors broaden quite nicely as it warms. Increasing notes of cigars, Turkish coffee, shoe polish and leather. Feels aged - but maybe tapped a couple years too early.

4
luttonm (6634) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft at Toronado, Seattle. Deep, rich brown with lovely tan cream. Deep figgy aroma. Creamy, clean, huge body. Flavor rushes over and lingers, figs, balsamic, cherry note. Cloves. Espresso heat. Big, lovely beer.

4
bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Capped 750 from Corti Bros. Pours dark copper with a yellow/tan head. Aroma has dark fruit, treacle, and something piquant. Full bodied. Lots of brown sugar/treacle, rather plummy dark fruit, and something like nuts or wood. Finishes far from dry, but the flavors are very nice. I’m really, really liking this.

3.3
yespr (47034) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to deep amber, small off white head. Aroma is fruity, spiced, light smoked and dense caramelish. Bitter, dry and slight spiced. Mild smoked. Dark malty and dry spiced finish.


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