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RATINGS: 1953   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2010 Vintage A - Pours a hazy glowing burnt orange color. A bubbly off-white head melts into wispy islands. S - Rich caramelized brown sugar, fresh cut pine wood, grapefruit, pineapple, cinnamon, strawberries. Notes of oak comes out as it warms. T - Warm and spicy up front before blankets of malt brings in sweet toasted toffee, and rich caramel. The grapefruit rind hops start invading the castle and turn from citrus to pine resin on the finish diminishing any and all sweetness from the malt. The aftertaste is dry with flavors of malt, herbs, and bittering hops. M - Full bodied with high carbonation. I had high hopes for this beer and it didnt let me down. The nose is heavenly. The different stages of this beer from start to finish is like a Willy Wonka beer. With an 11.10ABV the alcohol shows up a bit, but is not off-putting. Its hidden well. An excellent and very complex Barleywine. Serving type: bottle 10-09-2010


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weevo (171) - 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 (143) - 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 (842) - 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 (6958) - 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 (12402) - 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 (841) - 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 (4179) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (340) - Badalona, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2016
Dampolla al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Vintage 2013: Aromes de mel, fruits secs, magdalena, brioix torrat i una mica dalcohol. En boca es dola i amarga amb un final llarg i una mica descalfor. Molt Bona. Vintage 2015: Aromes de magdalena, brioix, prssec, poma, mel alcohol i fusta. Cos mig-alt i seds. Final mig i no gaire amarg. Molt Bona!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (985) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 650ml bottle at Josh. Vintage 2013. Pale copper with a white head. Aroma is candied citruses. Taste is bitter, candied citruses, quite sweet. Candied citruses bitterness aftertaste. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (499) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color. Huge malt aromas, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, hops. Taste is sweet, dried fruits balanced by a hoppy bitterness. Bitter and alcoholic finish.


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