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style
RATINGS: 1652   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Luxuriously rich in character, this warming winter ale delivers over 10% alcohol in an oh-so-seductive manner. Deliciously fruity flavors lie under a bracing hop nose.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1813) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Rot box special, vintage 2014. Pours a murky Amber with a tan head. Bottle from shelf aroma, toffee, sticky butterscotch. Hops are pretty much gone. Some cardboard, sweet. Thick and sticky. High boost. Chugged the 650ml in under a minute. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2752) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from Summer Secret Santa a while back. Sticky dark golden pour with a decent head. Tons of pine sap, hoppy, caramel, dark dried fruits and some vanilla. Sticky texture. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, hops, toffee, earthy notes and ripe fruits. The taste has pine, hops, caramel, bitter hops and pine notes. Pretty bitter barley wine but a nice one indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2277) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours hazy dark brown/red with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, malts, caramel, subtle hoppiness, fresh citrus. Taste is malty, hoppy, caramel, red berries, bitter, orange, piney.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17590) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus courtesy Klimaet! Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, fruits, malt and has a long bitter and sweet finish. Full bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1993) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a hazy, reddish amber with a medium sized, long lasting, off white head. Aroma has intense hops and sweet malts, that together gives an intense berry-fruity sweetness, intense malty, spicy, piny hops, some caramel. Taste is sweet, toasty, malty, pretty fruity, and finishes off with a big, but balanced bitterness. Average carbonation, full body without being sticky. Nice and balanced for the style!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (1081) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2016
GABBF, dark amber, little head. Aroma raisin and fruit. Taste tropical fruit, spice, spruce, vanilla. Pale rich, carb moderate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frothmeister (758) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
1PT 6FL OZ bottle. 2013 Vintage. Pours amber with a faint haze and an orange hued tan cap. On the nose, resinous hops, golden syrup, tropical fruit, and pecan pie filling. Sweet Jeebus this smells glorious. The taste is of course on the sweeter side with raisin, resinous hops, light molasses, and faint spice that leads into what I would describe as beefed up IPA territory. Lots of caramel malt, resinous hops, raisin, light citrus, and a good bitter finish. Barley wines when done correctly make me forget about every great beer Ive had. Man, this is beautiful stuff. Ive had nothing but top notch beers from this brewery. Thank you Victory.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1137) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Aromas of deep malts, peanut butter, caramel, nougat, nuttiness, oak, sugared plum and some malted barley. Pours a cloudy amber with a crimson tint and a thick tan lacing and tons of lace. Taste is moderately bitter upfront followed by a creamy mouthfeel. Notes of butterscotch, caramel, sugar cubes, liquid malt extract, some golden malts, melted butter, toffee and sugary, toasted tangerine. Finishes sweet with notes of caramel latte, apricots, hop oils, resin and subtle vanilla. Overall, a very unique take on a barley wine. Flavors almost seem a bit of a mess but it somehow ties together well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (3091) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Constantin. Dark amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, orange, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body soft carbonation.


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