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Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 1622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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A barley wine with deep amber color, the brandy of ales. This beer has vintage character and will mature in the bottle at cellar temperature for years.

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3.8
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Re-Rate The aroma is almost three dimensional - astounding. Iím still not sold on the earthines of the flavor. Slowly loses character from the nose to the palate. <P> Pours almost chunky with a ruby and caramel color. High malt, high hop, fairly peaty in aroma and taste. Astringent aftertaste that the hops donít quite overcome.

4.3
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours a deep amber beer with a foamy off-white head. Delicious and sweet aroma of toffee, caramel and a fine bite of alcohol. Full-bodied flavor. Sweet roasted malt with lots of spices, raisins and prunes. Hoppy bitter finish. A very complex barley wine. Thanks to Denton (Jokes) for this one!

4
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2004
This is a really good Barley Wine. Sweet, caramel malt, and earthy flavors. Finishes creamy, rich, and smooth.

4.4
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Dark and hazy amber color with a very small white head. Has a slightly bitter and citrusy aroma with a slight hint of grapefruit. Caramelly taste mixed with a hoppy bite that leads to a rich and creamy finish that goes down smooth and warm. Very wonderful bitter malty aftertaste.

3.9
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Deep amber in color, almost no head. Aroma is nutty with citrus hops and caramel. This beer is like molasses, spicy hops and alcohol in a menage a trois. A winter warmer for sure.

4.1
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2004
What a beer, poured hard and got a nice fluffy white head. Fruity aroma with a hoppy smell. A Caramel, hop taste with a malty finish, sweet. Easy to drink with a small alcohol burn at the end of the glass. Don't drink too fast!

3.8
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2004
I was surprised to to note that this didn't have any sediment at all, whereas Batch 6000 had a ton. Fruity (just like Bell's consecrator doppelbock)and more than a bit of alcohol. Too bad I probably won't ever have this again, considering the sixer was $15!

3.4
jonas (7549) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2004
Perfumed hoppy nose. Cloudy brown with a creamy brown head. Aggressive molassis and caramel notes, surprising that you can taste hops at all. Alcohol burn is quite evident. Sports a somewhat unfortunate medicinal note when exhaling. Solid body,sticky mouthfeel.

4.1
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Pours a dark brown with a thick biege head. Aroma is of spice, hops, caramel, and wood. Nice full mouthfeel. Earth, caramel, hops, and justa bit of alcohol on the tongue. A really nice barley wine.

3.8
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Foggy mahagony color with sediment floating in the glass. Not much head to speak of. Great aroma full of spices and caramel. Nice flavor. Malty. Some alcohol, and malty. Bells just keeps impressing me with their beer!


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