RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
At 10.5% alcohol by volume, barley wine style ale is in a class all its own. Intense caramelized flavors create sweetness which is balanced by huge additions of Galena hops. Cascade aromatic hops are added at the end of the boil to compliment this strongest of ales.

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riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Pours dark brown with no head, just like the picture! Aroma is vinous with dark fruits, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavors of dark over ripe fruit, vanilla and moderate hoppy bitterness in the finish. Not my favorite of the fest. Somewhat hot alcoholic finish.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
Almost absent head covers the dark mahogany hue. The nose announces a serious beginning of oxidation right off through its madeira flavors. Straightforward burnt toast, chocolate and caramel offerings feels a bit like déjà vu. All about the malt. The close to roasty, calcinated crust flavours continue on the tongue for a long time, in the end dominating the sweet aspects. Coppery, slightly astringent finish is very dry, but not quite bitter, definitely not from the hops anyway.

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours medium brown with a ring of bubbles. Nose of honey, caramel, and sweet bread. Taste of toasted caramel, alcohol, raisins, rum, with a good oily slick finish, and a medium bitterness. Creamy too. Nice!

Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a big beige head. Malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, sweet. Medium to full body with a light alcoholic finish.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Taster – Beveridge Place Barleywine Bacchanal – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Strong Oak aroma with caramel, and hops in the nose.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: A good amount of malts and hops this was a very nice oak aged barley wine.
Palate: Sweet with a dry oaky finish.
Overall: One of the best I have had in a long time this was brewed very nice.

JohnnyJ (5571) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Somewhat murky dark orange pour, with a thin off white head. Sweet sugary, caramel, rotting fruit, and harsh bitterness. No thanks.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Tawny ruby color, oily slick head with some retentive rings of lacing like a rescue crew. Nose of sweet plums, malt, fig, licorice, alcohol. Super tasty smell. Tastes roasty and chocolatey with strong alcohol notes and finish. Complex, a bit balanced and very anticipated. I like! Strong alcohol in the finish and overall palate.

mar (5457) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. deep caramel malts, dried fruits, alcohol on the nose. thick on the palate with hella dried fruits, thick caramel flavor and no sign of the alcohol i picked up on the nose.

beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Medium orange color. Small to medium white foamy head. Aroma is raisins, bananas and sweet malts. A medium to full bodied barley wine. Malts are fruity and sweet. Tons of banana, clove, brown sugar and vanilla flavors. Hops are grapefruity and spicy. A well-balanced barley wine. Very smooth. Finish is very clean. Very mellow as it has aged well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing this one as well.

CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Bottlewerkz, Seattle. I seemingly didn’t mind this beer as much as everyone else? It was very velvety in texture and had a nice brown sugar and spice flavour. Good.

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