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RATINGS: 1972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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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
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Pours medium orange color with a medium sized off-white head. Some artificial fruit sweetness threw me off. Bitterness from hops and a dark fruit middle. Long finish, too slick of a mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2010
Hazy pale red-orange. Little head...some lacing. Slight hoppy/sweet aroma (perhaps itll improve as it warms). Pleasantly strong bitter and malty flavor. Some lingering bitterness. Overall, very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlover82 (240) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a dark red with creamy head about a finger thick. Smells of tropical fruits, caramel and some barley. Really inviting. Tastes of mango, bananas barley and some hops come in the background to finish things off. Alcohol is noticeable a bit, but not overpowering. A fantastic barleywine. Hope to score some more in the future.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007
2007. Herbal hops supported by lucious sweet caramel malt. its really the hops that distinguish this bwine. they are slightly minty and well just more herbal than citrusy or piney. unique and pleasant. Bwines are still quite good in the summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rentonj7 (237) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Medium reddish amber with slight bubbling head. Dates, tangerine on aroma. Taste is raisins, prunes, pickles. Very sharp on tongue - feels like pepper but doesnt taste like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Hazy dark amber color with off-white head. Not great retention or lacing, but couldve been a glass issue. Aroma is sweet with a lot of toffee in it. Alcohol is prominent ant bitey in the flavor. Home hop bitterness in it but definitely leans to the sweet, malty side. Long, sweet finish. Not my favorite style, but a good representative of it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
The aroma is a nice sweet bitterness. The taste is bitter upfront with a little sweetness later on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2006
A very good barleywine. It has a great complexity to it, but you have to let it age. I found this out the hard way. I bought 4 bottles and drank 2 immediately. I was not impressed. The flavors were not melded well. I let the other 2 age for 1 yr. and it was a completely different beer. It had a great complexity to it. It was what a barleywine should be.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2005. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, pinepple, watermelon, tangerine. Appears orange-reddish-brown with good clarity, slight and slow effervescence of small bubbles, and a little frothy wisp of a cream-colored head. Flavor starts suprisingly bitter and hoppy, but quickly gives way to a raisins and molasses; its way out of balance right now, but age will mellow the hops and this should be super in years to come. Palate is appropriately chewy with slight bubbliness. Overall, this beer is greater than the sum of its parts; and I expect it to come into its own in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Rich amber colouring with minimal head. Aroma is of grapefruit. Palate is smooth with minimal bitterness. Taste is of malt and grapefruit with a definite taste of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. A little harsh and unbalanced, seems a bit young. Will have to retry with some years behind it.


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