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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine.

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2.8
3fourths (9358) - 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... it’s thick and musty and needs either work or age. I suspect the former.

3.5
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tap. Pours clear deep amber with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and wood. Flavor is medium sweet malty, with caramel, pine and citrus notes. Light bitter finish. Very alcoholic throughout, including a strong warming finish. Nothing special.

3.7
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
9/21/12. On tap at Kickback’s. Clear red amber pour with a nice fluffy khaki head that sticks and laces plenty. Sweet dark fruit aroma with touches of alcohol, plenty of sugars, and citrusy hops. Dark fruits, must, and sugars in the flavor with hoppy bitterness and some citrus. Surprisingly not terrible.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8828) - 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
jredmond (8648) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Sampled from bottle at James’s 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.

3.6
Marduk (8404) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2015
Tap @Olutexpo 2015. Deep amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, caramel, fruity, vinous, raisins in aroma. Raisins, caramel, toffee, sweet in taste. Long lasting raisins in aftertaste. I can feel the alcohol, but can’t actually taste it. And that’s the way I like it. Very well balanced. Excellent brew. More!

3.4
Hermod (8350) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @PBF X. Yellow cap, wax. Amber colored, thick white head. Caramel, sweet, almonds, marzipan aroma. Flavor has sweetness, caramel, toffee. Long finish. Decent.

3.5
PorterPounder (8293) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark orange pour, off-white head, nice coat of lacing. Faint spruce aroma, hint of mixed nuts. Flavor is somewhat boozy, but not distractedly so, if I had to pin it down - peaches soaked in brandy. Hints of dates, some licorice notes and a finish reminiscent of fresh bubble gum. Thick, full mouthfeel.

3.5
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2004
bottle at perkeo’s gathering. decent barley wine. some prune and fig aromas, golden syrup sweetness with some vanilla essence and pear schnapps, quite full-bodied, perhaps a little sweeter in the finish than i would like but still quite good

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
22. Pours a crystal clear rubied medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around, leaving deeply ringed sheets of lace. Big fresh pineapple and orange nose, very fragrantly tropical. Creamy thick body. Toast, caramel, oranges, and pineapple on the mid palate. Very pleasing to drink fresh as a DIPA. Not sure I see enough malt complexity in this to age as a BW, but they can put vintages on the label every year if they want.


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