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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Barley wine.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Sugar-smeared grapefruit dominate this hoppy Barley Wines lightly caramelized cereals, as delicate alcohol warmth and bitter resins seal each sip.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy pale red.
-This is not oxidized at all even though it is over 2 years old and doesnt have a ton of specialty malts and residual sugars to camouflage the potential cardboard notes.
-This must have been intensely hoppy when fresh. More of a Imperial Red IPA than a classic Barley Wine.
-The grapefruit rind flavors are quite prominent.

Bottle. 2012 vintage.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Copper hue. Odd metallic and acetone-like nose... tile cleaner. Entirely too harsxh with a acidic hop kick with a little sweetness in the finish. This thing needs balance... its thick and musty and needs either work or age. I suspect the former.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8914) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Citrus (grapefruit) aroma with light summer fruits. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit flavor with plenty of malt and caramel. Medium bodied. Tropical fruits and grapefruit lingers with malt and a light sweetness. Well balanced. Easy drinking for 9.5%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8759) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle at Vinno Rosso thanks to Ray. Pours a mostly clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A big sweet nose with caramel and fruit, some heat. The flavor is really nice: malt forward, big strawberry, some toffee, caramel, very rich. A bit of heat which is fine. Very good. Reminds me of Uinta BW.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8668) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee malt, earthy and floral hops, and lighter fruity notes. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8588) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark golden with a small fast disappering white head. Aroma is malty,plums, earth and cellar. Taste is moderate sweet with a hoppy dry finish, spicy and minty, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle, thanks Eddan. A bit hazy reddish/orange with a medium head. Sweet with toffee, malt, light bread and some hints of orange in the finish. Not bad but a bit one-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (8470) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Clear orange copper with a sticky aroma of caramalts and grapefruit pulp...by aroma alone I would have guessed this to be a DIPA. Flavor is smooth and sweet with toffee and caramel malts dominating, along with some sticky grapefruit and piney hops. Strong bitterness tempered by strong sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8408) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival. Pours clear deep gold with copper core and nice off white head. The mild aroma has notes of dark fruitiness, some sweet malts and floral hops. The taste is very much to English barleywine style to me with rich chewy dark fruity esters coming from prunes, cherries and ripe plums. It slowly takes on sweet malts and a hint of caramelization. Nice brew that is right on the mark now.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (7925) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from bottle at Jamess November 2012 tasting courtesy of Blipp. Pours an amber body with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, soft hop, grass, and fruit. Mouthfeel is light and carbonated with notes of fruity malt, light floral hops, very light bitter grapefruit, and light alcohol in the finish.


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