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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.

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3.7
gunnfryd (15486) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2015
Fonefan 100415. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, malt. Flavour is sweet, malt, hop, fruit, alcohol, dried fruits, caramel. Nice beer.

3.8
Tmoney99 (15118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle 2012. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate dark fruit, bubblegum and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

3.7
HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter fælavor. Powerfull nice candis notes. Long average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.7
Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Sample from 2012 bottle during Blarney Wine Festival 2017 on 03/18/2017. The beer is a hazy dark copper-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that burns away steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, wood and citrus. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oak, ripe fruit and a bit of grapefruity hops. The finish is boozy with a citrus and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.3
Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
A copper amber with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt and light floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet vinous malt, grassy hops, floral and smooth, loads of warming alcohol, a bit simple. On tap at Aces and Ales Strong Beer Fest August 10, 2012.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee, alcohol warming. Fairly full body, sticky. English style, nice beer.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Tap at Roasthouse Pub. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, peppery alcohol, dates and candied fruits. Flavor is sweet malt, medium alcohol, fruity esters, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
Camons (13497) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle @ Voldby tasting, courtesy of Martin, Thanks! Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel, sweet fruity, coconuts, wood. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, wood, caraamel, sweet dried fruit, coconuts, light citrus, alcohol. Medium body, lively carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 230115

3.6
j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear light amber brown with a medium sized white head. Big bright hops on the nose, bright and full of pungent earth and citrus. Medium bodied, spicy malt and citrus, toast and warm yeast. A touch of warming alcohol, toast, malt, spicy hops. Pungent earthy bitterness into the finish. Blurs the line between IIPA and barleywine. Interesting.

3.6
slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Pretty by the book american style barleywine. aggressive on the hops and the alcohol while still managing to showcase the malty backbone of caramel, toast, and slight fruitiness. It’s a nice BW, but at a price point significantly higher than old stock, old foghorn, or old guardian, it’s going to be a on timer."


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