RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Intensely malty and complex/Rich in hops/Clean dry wine-like finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JAN 15, 2003
fairly nice - decent malt, well hopped - with good spiciness. slightly sweet - but not out of character... really only 6.2%? - seems more like 9.5% or so. now that I think about it - maybe it is that low in abv... pretty good, but not exceptional barely wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a deep red/brown with moderate head. Aromas of sugary syrup, caramel, dill, and sweet malts. Flavors of caramel, light licorice, a little dill (is there sorachi in there?) and bready malts. A bit of heat and alcohol both up front and in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Tom. Pours out a hazy amber topped with a small head. Nose is sweetness caramel toffee and some hops. Taste is tons of the sweet caramel malts and some pit fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. Did not seem very good to me. Pours a hazy dark color. Nose is earthy and caramel filled. Taste was slightly sweet, but had a harsh boozy aftertaste that didnt work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
The bottle comes with plastic wax, quite annoying; it pours a hazy dark amber color with red and brown shades; large compact head. The aroma is malty and mellow with evident note of oak barrel, and roasted nuts; but also a bit metallic. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; it has a rich malt and caramel flavor, where the vanilla from the oak is a nice component, less overpowering than in other beers; its sweet but without excess, and it has strong bitterness, with a light nutty touch that reminds me of the British Barley Wines, but more hop resins than in those. Possibly its a bit metallic, and it has some alcohol warmth in the final. Overall its a balanced brew, quite easy to drink among Barley Wines.
Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Serving: from tap at Snipes Mountain Microbrewery and Restaurant Aroma: moderate caramel malt aroma. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-amber body. Taste: heavily sweet, caramel initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: heavy body with oily texture and flat carbonation. Overall: excellent. Id like to drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, raisins and slight hops. Flavour brings out more of the hops than the nose suggests, with caramel, toffee and dark dried fruits - high sweetness profile. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Beer pours slightly cloudy amber color with a modestly retained beige colored head. Aroma is rich, sweet malt, brown sugar, oak, rum soaked raisins, and alcohol. Flavor is thick with lots of dark fruit, some very nice oak flavor, though not too much. Palate is very creamy and thick. Some port flavors as well. Not sure home many vintages there have been, but this is above average stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish/brownish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, cherries, some lighter floralness, and some nuts. Tastes of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, lighter citrus, and nuts. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14956) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bomber from Whidbey Beer Works. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is like berry fruit over roasted malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Within limits it is like a Flemish ale thats just missed being sour. Its pretty dry, though there is a sweet hint, and its hinting at having kissed some oak. Though it hasnt. Its a pretty good beer, but its almost like it pretends to greatness. Didnt make it that far. Like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2009
poured cloudy brown, almost the color of a grocery bag, a little fit of fizzy carbonation. flavor was sweet, but you could definitey feel the lean towards the hoppy side of the BW spectrum. the aftertaste was unpleasant, very bitter...i was waiting for the sweetness of the malts to kick in, but they never did.

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