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RATINGS: 1954   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle, 22oxz. An almost clear one, copper in color and with a minimal sized off-white to beige head. Caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and some fluor on the nose, rather hoppy, still balanced. Flavorwise its pretty much the same, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits and sweetness. Warming and full-bodied. The finish has a nice bitterness, some notes of fluor and a certain malty sweetness. A delicious beer indeed, although a bit sweet. 110722

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16243) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber color, small white head. Rye malty, alcoholic aroma. Malty, ryeish, alcoholic - American hops are there. Boring, yet another strong American beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2007 Vintage: A: A nice amber color without much head to speak of and hardly any lacing. S: Extremely malty and sweet caramel, the hoppiness that is usually present in this beer when fresh is almost gone. T: Lots of malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, and some very slight bitterness. M: Almost syrupy--very full bodied with low carbonation. D: Much more drinkable than its fresh counterpart, but obviously not something youre going to have several of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
Golden bronze, thin head. Chewy, resiny aroma with oatmeal cookie dough. Deep resiny hop palate with that tongue-scraping bitterness that extends past the taste threshold. Rich malts in the finish with alcoholic warmth. Ive had too many beers like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15779) - DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, hops, bitter. fruit and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Trade with Baggio. Pours unclear orange amber with a small creamy lasting white head. Vinous, strong, sweet, matured, fruity, complex, smooth. Fine balance. Very nice and sippable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle, 11.26%. Quite malty aroma, some bonbon/caramel. Red amber colour. Very bonbony flavour and aftertaste, caramellized sugar, quite sweet. Nice, but a bit too bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle (2006) - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, berries, high/high hoppy, raisins plums, malty, fantastic - shut up - I Love It !! - Now you must shut up guys - I make no mistakes !!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (15010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours a peachy amber with a small head. Aroma of dried fruits (apricot, peaches), potent hops, and caramel malts. Flavour is supremely complex- apricot, grapefruit, orange, caramel malts and strong hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2015
660ml bottle (Alko, Arkadia) - 2012 release, drunk 2015-03
Beautiful rich malty barley wine aroma, nice bitter hopping to that too. Hazy orange, odd, it should have settled for ever. Massively soapy taste. Bitterness very resiny. Drinkability remarkable for a 12% beer, no heat or even warmth. But its not too sweet and sticky either to cover it. Sure, its chewy with toffee and caramel, but that just fits with the classic BW feel. Shame about the soapiness, othewise this would have been great.


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