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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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2.9
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours a lite-med. copper with a thin lacy head. Aroma is green apples with lite citrus hops and a toffee maltiness. The body is somewhat thin and shows the signs of lots of sugar. The flavor is very green and harsh with some caramel maltiness and resinous hops. The finish is dry and overly hot. This might benefit from some aging and bottle conditioning but is still going to lack the body of a great barleywine. Boozy and unbalanced. One of the poorer barleywines I have had.

2.9
awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottled. Transparent honey amber pour with a very thin ring of white head. Almost sappy looking, bubbling appearance. Strong aroma of honey and candied toffee with a whiff of hops and Werther’s Original candy. Intial flavor is of hoppy bitterness, but the sweet candied notes follow through soon after. Way too much hot, cheap alcohol on the finish. This tastes like it has been spiked with a Jim Beam and Captain Morgan blend.. Horrible. The longer I sip, the worse the alcohol heat gets. Acceptable aroma, but the texture is too thin with far too much booziness on the palate.

2.9
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Dark amber colour...well...maybe a bit too brown to be considered amber. There was a small white head on top. The aroma was pretty one demensional, but still inviting, wet and sweet with hints of hops. Mostly sweet flavour, sticky on the mouth. The flavour is still pretty one dimensional, but again is good tasting. This is pretty solid but not filled with much enthusiasim.

2.9
Ratman197 (15456) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle 2006 vintage poured a clear reddish copper with a minimal lingering light amber head. Aromas of light oxidation, toffee, dark fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied smooth and lightly warming. Flavors of carmel, toffee, figs and dates with a smooth lightly warming lingering bittersweet finish.

2.9
obguthr (6734) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Little aroma. Hazy copper, huge yellow head, decent lacing. Overripe orange, marzipan accents. Some oxidation. Grassy finish. Medium body, warm. Drinks old, but I couldn’t find a bottle date. A good candidate for a re-rate, but this just fell flat. At any rate, it doesn’t seem to age well.

2.8
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Dark colored. Thick and sweet like a young barleywine but very hoppy like a strong ale. Much hoppier than the typical barelywine. Finishes dry and not cloying. Unusual but not unplesant beer.

2.8
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Bottle thanks the tever: Slightly hazy, red/brown pour. Very thin white head. Aroma, musty, sweetness some caramel. Flavor, not much to speak of, some sweet malts. It’s kinda flat and thin. Really not much to say.

2.8
Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
Deep amber, large unattractive bead, beige head.Sweet malt,light alcohol nose.Malt profile, piney, medium hop finish and alcohol heat

2.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Fiery orange, thin frothy light beige head, spotty lacing, no noticeable carbonation.   Soft sweet caramel nose, but mainly strong citrus peel.   Seems to be a little bit of wet sock too.   Very pale malt body on this one, slightly astringent, low hop profile (for a Barley Wine anyway), with a fairly moderate biting citrus peel flavor.   Not big in body at all, and certainly not for a 10.2% brew.   Finishes shows a bit of alcohol, with a rough citrus bitter finish.   Not big enough to age well I believe as the malt body is pretty much non-existant.   I was really looking forward to this one too.   Thanks Bill!


2.8
iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
12oz, 2006 vintage. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a half finger yellowish creamy head--fades to a film rather quickly. Aroma has some floral and piney hops, though what’s there isn’t that strong. There is also some vanilla, sugar cookie dough, and light caramel malts. Flavor is plain bitterness up front eventually turning into pine, but either way not great. Alcohol and some sweet malts are there as well. Semidry moderately bitter finish. Moderate creamy carbonation with a medium body. This is not a good beer, and I have a feeling it will give me heartburn.


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