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RATINGS: 1174   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
From the bottle with a green-wax 2010 release, pours a deep amber with a nice off-white foamy head, very nice lacing. Smells strongly like a typical barley wine while pouring. Once in the glass, aromas of malts and alcohol, some caramel, rather sweet. Taste is quite complex. Dull at first sip, crescendoing to a sweetness, and mellowing into a bitterly hoppy finish. Notes of caramel malts and alcohol, citrusy hoppy, smooth to start and rough to finish. Clearly, more care is put into brewing this beer than the cover girl puts into her appearance. Thumbs up.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Back in the day I would of loved this. The reason people say that Ipa’s turn into barley wine. Lots of hops and caramel malt. I found it easy to drink despite how big this was. Hoppy barely wine, not really my thing anymore.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1212) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit if frothy head. Strong caramel. Less of a sweet malt bomb than other big barley wines. Alcohol well masked. Delicate complex flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUN 6, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Mikkeller’s CBC’12. Amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light citrusy fruity, Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body soft carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
This was pretty hoppy. Doesn’t taste like your typical barleywine. It was more like an ipa but I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Sharp. A bit too much oak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at Stout Barrel House. Tawny amber, low golden head. Chewy toffee and piney hops, full bodied with a long bitter finish. A great American barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle, 2015 release so quite fresh, 04/21/2015. Pours a ruby brown color, dense medium head with sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus with heavy grapefruit and noticeable tropical notes, sticky sweet toffee keeping pace with mildly resinous pine. Taste is grapefruit and thick bitterness balanced by sweet caramel malts and citrus zest, lingering grassy pine notes. Thick body, chewy. Really nice, a standard for the American style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Amber to brown with tan head. Raisin currant licorice and then usuall TF big hop nose. Flavor dark fruit caramel and hop bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2015
Just an amazingly enjoyable barley wine. Such balance as in all three Floyds brews. Enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber from the brewery thanks to respertftw. Hazy,dark caramel with particulate. Syrupy hop aromas. Potent hops and a dried plum and candi syrup finish.


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