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RATINGS: 1633   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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run20six2's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - MAR 23, 2005
A very strong beer, with a noticeable taste of alcohol. Overall pretty decent, with a bitter finish.


3.7
BeerBaboon (2127) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2017
Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, hoppy and pine. Flavour is medium sweet and heavy bitter.

3.9
jookos (7041) - FINLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Bomber. Brown hazy. Malty nose. Pine foresty nose, rich malty. Med full bodied, good bitters, pretty essily drunk. Light cola finish. Really nice, not thick icky at all. 3.9

3
NJBarstool (38) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2017
I'm not sure if this is a fair score or review. I'm eating buffalo wings and this is probably a bad pairing. Maybe I have a sinus/nasal issue as well. Because on a 10 oz. draft pour, this has an off-putting aroma. Now I am a fan of Victory. They don't have a beer that's bad. And they make a lot of styles and bold beers. The aroma? Butt. Yep. I wrote that. The first taste? Hard to get that butt out of my mind. Maybe it's butt with raisins and toffee and chopped liver? The aftertaste? Excellent. It's sweet. It's warming .. it has me reaching out again... wiff of butt still. But it's darn good if you're feeling freaky

3.9
Vighals (4461) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2017 Gylden brun lett tåkete med fingerhøyt eggegult skum. Lukter brent karamell, noe røkt trevirke, svisker, ost, røde frukter, eik og vanilje. Fyldig. Søt, karamell, moden frukt, varm alkohol, lett bitter brent karamell . Middels lang.

3.7
Sebilinz (2621) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle 2013 vintage. Dark amber body with light tan head. Aroma is dried ripe fruits raisins malts. Taste is fruity malty some cocoa raising hints of alcohol and umami. Aftertaste is nice balanced.

4.1
Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Yum. Hazy reddish mahogany with a tan head and good lacing. This has a lot of everything, big hops, big malt, big fruit. Molasses, caramel, toffee. Full bodied with very sneaky alcohol, careful with this. Lingering complex finish, delicious.

3.7
CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Hi, how am I just rating this?
For wat it’s worth I did the rating in the dining room.

The beer pours a beautiful cherry red with a small head & some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is wonderfully accented by ruby port, caramel, & some licorice aromas.

The beer is tasty but over run with booziness, apple, & burnt sugar flavor. It’s pleasantly caramely & has a bare minimum of the general barelywine heat.

3.7
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a deep copper-hued amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, red fruits, toffee, raisins, peaches and hints of pineapple, syrup and lychee. Taste is red fruits, caramel, burnt sugar, toffee and hints of rose petals and lychee. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice and fruity American barley wine without too much bitterness; perhaps a bit anonymous but still nice.

4
meccahh69lol (354) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Here we have the first barleywine we’ve rated on here somehow and its a good one. Pours a nice dark amber brown with a thick malty foamy hoppy head. Lovely brutal hop lacerations tantalize while the malty undertow reels you out to sea. The 11% is well hidden, but the effect are not. Good for playing alternately poorly and very well at pinball while contemplating the sandwiches to come.

4.4
AndyW68 (1602) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Very nice. Rich mohagany red pour with minimal sticky head. Aroma of rich sweet dark fruit. Taste follows nose with plum and raisin forward. Carmalized malt and an alcohol burn.


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