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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 2016 release. Pours a dark caramel color with almost foamy fleeting bubbled head. Smells bold sweet and ritch. Tastes like sweet maple sultanas with a brilliant bitterness and heat to finish. Dry hops eliminate the thick aftertaste. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4098) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle 2012 Release. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, caramel and toffee malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, toffee, chocolate, bourbon and a nice hoppy bitter finish. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (704) - - DEC 5, 2016
Tap @ Taphouse KBH. Caramel, brown malt, herbs, winegum. Sweet, herbal, full of flavour incl. barley.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weevo (174) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber bottle from beer club. Pours dark mahogany with a one finger tan head. Brewers description is fairly accurate which made it an enjoyable beer for me. However I thought I suffered a small stroke trying to read the small print on the back of the bottle. Then I realized the ABV was 11%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndreasP (207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
Very nice barley wine. Soft and nice mouthfeel, malt, alcohol, wood, spices, and dark berries. But glad I only had a sampler (10 cl).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (886) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/16/08. I sampled the early 08 release, Aroma of alcohol,sweet dark fruits like plum, and raisins, lots of citrus from the hops,and some malty notes. Appearance was a murky copper with orange hues, the head was thin and slightly yellow. Mouthfeel was spicey,syrupy and a little sticky. Flavor started with a bready malt flavor that was quickly followed by a citrus hop blast with alcohol showing up in the finish. Overall it was a pretty good BW, a bit overwhelming at first, but with a little age i think it would be better

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (7172) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2016
650ml Bottle - Dark amber/light copper in colour. Pine, toffee, raisins and sultanas in the aroma. Leather, peach, pine, dried apricot, sultanas, caramel and raisins all feature in the rich and warming taste. This vintage is from 2012 yet is still fairly fruity and hoppy for a beer of this age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (13463) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit, spice, bread. alcohol, hops and grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (900) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Punertavanruskea, kuparinen olut rusehtavalla, pitkn silyvll puolen sentin vaahtokerroksella, joka jtt hieman pitsi jlkeens. Tuoksussa toisaalta vahvaa makeaa karamellisuutta ja toisaalta vahvaa humalan tuoksua sislten havuisuutta ja hedelm. Mielenkiintoinen ja houkutteleva tuoksu. Maku jatkaa samoilla linjoilla ollen alkuvaiheessa vahvasti karamellisen makean maltainen. Hetken pst karamellisuus hipyy ja vahvasti humalan mukanaan tuoma hedelmisyys, greippisyys sek havuisuus ja katkeruus nostavat ptn. Loppupuoleltaan varsin kuiva ja ruohoinen. Lopputuloksena suu on hieman tahmea mutta kurkussa tuntuu kiva humalan katkeruus. Mainio yhdistelm Barley Wine ja Double IPAa. Toimii.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4227) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Green session.Dark copper body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak, dark fruit, alcohol, caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, fruits, toffee, grass and pine. Raisin and wood in finish. Pleasant stuff.


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