RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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Benzai (16931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2012
33cl bottle @ Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Unclear red color with floaties in it. Medium sized beige head that leaves a fair lacing. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, raisin, plums and lightly alcohol. Taste malts, raisin, plums, alcohol and a bit sweet-bitter towards the end. Strangely enough I get some hints of chocolate as well. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
A: The pour is dark amber, perhaps copper, with a finger of off-white head. S: A surprisingly sharp grapefruit aroma to this one with a lot of floral notes to it as well. Some slight booze, but otherwise a nice malt character. A bit of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. T: Some citrus hop notes up front with a mild bitterness, but this is a pretty sweet barleywine. Lots of toffee and brown sugar sweetness with a slight creaminess to it, maybe a bit of molasses. M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: A pretty nice barleywine, especially for one that is pretty much always available.

Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
22oz bottle. Trade with TheEpeeist. Thanks. Pours close to amber with a red & orange hew & a lasting small creamy head on top - Wauw!. Nose is complex of various things. First is the dark fruits - resin & plum. Then it is the malty caramel. Nice citrus hop note also. Very smooth, soft & full mouthfeel. Sugar & alcohol is noticeable - but far from overpowering. Sticky lips. Well made & truly fine barley wine!

bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Aroma of waxy green leaf and light fruits and caramel. Amber color with ruby in the depths. A beige head went up and down. Full bodied with coarse carbonation. Flavor is caramel/toffee sugar with strong, yet subtle, light stone fruit flavors. Heat goes down the throat. Finish is far from dry, and it’s even a little sticky, yet it does not come across as sticky sweet. Seems to be some hop bitter. Not enough to balance, but enough to render it drinkably pleasant. There’s a whole lot of flavor going on.

Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle 2004 vintage poured a hazy orange copper with a small, diminishing amber head. Aromas of plum, apple and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bread with a little fruitiness and a warming bitter finish. Hides it’s alcohol very well!

gunnfryd (15513) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, fruit, licorice. Flavour is hop, fruit, alcohol, licorice, malt. Lovely beer.

DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David’s friend! Clear deep red color with an off-white head. Aroma of resinous hops and caramelly malt. Flavor starts sweet and malty with caramel and a bit of fruitiness and continues resinous and hoppy with moderate bitterness. Medium to full-bodied.

Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at tad’s. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, fruity, taste is similar, quite hot, dry.

Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2007
Bottle at Sune - alst of the night !! Clear deep red - white head. High sweetness, sweet red berries, ryebread, medium hoppy, light grassy, medium malty, caramel, brown sugar, raisins. I need more power !!!!

Tmoney99 (15137) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aroma and flavor was a complex hoppy and fruity moderate sweet with an average finish. Full body with a light alcohol finish.

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