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RATINGS: 1637   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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4.1
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours burnt and cloudy orange. Small head. Aroma of citrus and raisin. Almost smells like orange juice. Tastes like a little glassful of heaven. Citrus, toffee, hops at the end, Taste is tight, and very delicious. One of the best I’ve tried. Part 2 of 5 of my barleywine fest. This if a multi-night "fest." If not, I would definitely be living up to this beer’s name.

3.9
Dogbrick (14301) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2002
Thanks to austinpowers for this one! It's pretty obvious how this one got its name. Alcohol taste is at the forefront. Very enjoyable when you take your time with it. You won't be pounding these back, kind of the beer version of a Port wine. All in all a great Barley Wine which makes me want to try other ones.

3.2
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
650ml bottle. 2014 vintage that had been in a fridge since it got to the store. Lightly hazed pour. Aroma is captain crunch berry cereal. Flavor is similar, quite hoppy still, candylike, over the top.

4.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2003
Opaque burnt orange body with minimal tan head. Aroma is cascade hoppy, sweet/strong malty, with strong alcohol presence. Intense sweet/hoppy/alcohol surge at the first sip. Mellows slightly as it warms, giving you the opportunity to note the good malt backbone, but all the essential barleywine elements remain intact. Finishes with a pleasantly warming alcohol burn. A fine beer!

4.1
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
12-oz. bottle via trade with kramer17801, bottled 02.04.05. Pours cloudy, murky copppery maple dark brown with a small foamy tan head and creamy lacing. Fruity fragrant hop aroma to greet and awaken your sense of smell, followed by some sweet medium roasted caramel, maple malt and then finishes up with a perfumey, fusel alcohol nose. Heavily bitter and acidic fruity, perfumey hop flavor, maple and nutty caramel malt body with some yeast notes. Medium to full bodied, fizzy and tingling mouthfeel.

3.9
bierkoning (13813) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle from SoLan, thanks! 11% on the label. Orange dark brown color. Malt, plums, blackberries and a hint of oak in the aroma. Sweet, syrupy, malty flavor with plums, peppermint, oak and earthy hops. Blackcurrant, vanilla. Slightly alcoholic, but still well balanced.

4.4
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2004
clear red-amber colour, the fine foam quickly disappears, tons of hops in the nose, grapefruit, some apricot and cheese, oily and full-bodied, explosive bitterness and a very long bitter finish with more apricot and floral notes - very strong character for a unique beer - thanks to Clarkvv for this one !

3.8
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Eleven year old bottle shared with coworkers. Pours a murky and hazy brown with a medium sized beige head. Old caramel and plums. A little bit of isopropyl. Lots of plums, caramel, and really thick malt. Super sweet with even more caramel and plum. Finishes long with a bit of dark malt, more caramel, sweet toffee and candy. This held up amazingly well.

4.2
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a hazy orangish-amber color with a medium-sized beige head. Has a rich hops aroma and a delicious hoppy and citrus flavor. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.4
slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 "whoa...big aroma! lots of hops right up front, but they mellow a little to let the caramel malt and a bit of alcohol through. looks good...nice thin head with good retention, great dark amber color. carbonation is near perfect for the style and i love the mouthfeel. a dangerously drinkable barleywine. the flavor is more balanced than the nose. Pretty close to perfect actually. great mix of sweet malt and hops. lingering finish. i’d been looking forward to this one and it did not dissapoint. Better deal than the expensive 22’s as well!"


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