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RATINGS: 1960   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzj97 (10) - - JUN 26, 2013
dark amber white head with tight nit bubbles. slight citrus and hoppy. great BW for price!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (542) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2017
2013 bottle shared at CBB. Apparently each pour got progressively darker with more sediment, I tried the third pour which was a nutty brown. Notes of booze with dark fruit, toffee caramel malts. Similar flavour, raisin, fig, caramel, nuts. Not too sweet, balanced out by a good woody character. Medium body with a warming finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5225) - rdovre, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
Tap Dark amber colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits figs and plums rich malty and nots of caramel and wood,nice smooth warming mouthfeels with good sweet taste and long smooth finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1067) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
2015 release. Murky dark orange, foamy tan head. Deep aromas of roasted caramel, aged hops, wood, licor, spices. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Delicious rich malty flavors into a controlled malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy dark amber beer with a minimal white head. Aroma is of dried fruits, wood, alcohol and malts. Very well aged. Taste is bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and cremy with moderate carbonation. Rich character of licor and malts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (301) - 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 (4023) - 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 (660) - - 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 (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 (170) - 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 (862) - 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


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