RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Intensely malty and complex/Rich in hops/Clean dry wine-like finish.

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/16/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark amber, scant beige head, lightly sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of alcohol, a bit thin, rich dark caramel flavor with lots of earthy bitterness and a touch of tartness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2007
I am a sucker for the b wine, but rating his as such - it pales in comparison to it’s competitors. Definitely "Not Bad". Did have a fair amount of chud pour out.

GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ruby-brown with a wispy head. Aroma is damn sweet, with lots of brown sugar and a hint of maple. Body is medium and slightly sticky. Flavour has a good balance of sweet, dark malt and resiny hops. Needs a bit more oomph, but it’s still quite decent.

jercraigs (10858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
Brown body with a small tan head. Boozey aroma, sweet caramelized sugar. (6+) Moderate bitterness with a sharp but brief note of acidic lemon citrus. Some astringence, especially in the finish, leads to an earthy aftertaste with touches of pithy astringent citrus. Average palate. Meh, average barleywine.

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky copper-red with an average size creamy tan head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, good amount of hops, some dark fruit and brown sugar. Slightly watery flavour of sweet malt, hops, alcohol, light wood and a bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great, just good.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and jerc, my bottle via trade with Degarth. Slightly hazy deep amber, smallish head. Simple, smooth aroma of woody malt, booze and mild hops. Taste is quite bitter - generic resiny drop hops, sweet carbonized malt, bitter longish finish. Somewhat thin body, but sticky, very astringent, fairly boozy - bitter boozy finish. Decent enough, but a little harsh, aroma was smoother than the taste.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, roasty honey, and a hint of bitter hops. Flavor is sweet honey, some roastyness, and a bitter finish. Flavors are all over the place.

hayduke (5634) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle without a date, this poured rich ruby red and raised a huge foamy head that refused to go away so I finally had to eat my way thorogh it to get to the beer, Nose was woody and earth aroma, that has overtones of ripe fruit. Mouthfeel very rich, and some the flavor is sweet caramel,and finish is slightly bitter. Lot of big hunks of what I assume is yeast in the bottom of the glass.

turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle poured dark copper with a creamy white head. Aroma and flavor is citrus, hopps and sweet candys on the finish.
Good beer.

Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2007
22oz. Bottle. Aroma is floral with a wet soil note also. Redish copper body with off white head. Alcohol presence in flavor but not overwhelming. Sweet candy flavors as well. Easy on the palate doesn’t really have the alcohol burn like some others. Dry palate but nothing a keystone light can’t cleanse.

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