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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
on tap at Rattle n Hum. 2006 version pours a light carmel yellow color. mostly clear with a touch of haze. small head cap. smell is rich in light carmel and toffee notes. the bourbon flows smoothly with a dry tannic to clean up the malty sweetness. some alcohol to smell the taste is rich with bourbon vanilla alcohol and carmel malt. some toffee comes though. the woodiness is low overall but the bourbon is rich. overall clean taste. mouthfeel is rich and full bodied. low carbonation with small bubbles. creamy feel. some alcohol to feel. overall i would love to have the opportunity to have this one again sometime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Tap 2004 ed. at Alewife Baltimore for Stone Total Tap Takeover. Poured a hazy, deep amber with a not much head and little lace. Amazing bourbon nose comes through with toasted coconut, vanilla, baked peaches. Taste is outstanding: fireside cordial qualities bring sweet booziness, warming spicy alcohol, subtle bourbon, vanilla, chewy caramel and toffee. All around outstanding. Body is soft, powerful, lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Gold with some cloudiness and creamy off-white head. Has a sweet aroma with some dark fruit, grapes, and a hint of vanilla/alcohol. Fairly sweet and full bodied with a light bitterness, and a bite from the alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at rattle n hum during the stone event with James and big T. Sweet and brutal barley wine. Bourbon adds a lot to this already epic brew. Vanilla, caramel, spice, bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Had at rattle and hum with James and andrew for the stone event. Pour is A medium copper with thin egg shell head. Nice lace. Aroma is mild Bourbon with hints of wine and barley seasoning. Flavor is alcohol and barley leaves with yeast.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
2004 edition on tap at alewife for the stone total tap takeover. pours a hazy, orange-copper with hints of gold and a thick, creamy, off-white head. aroma is wonderful with massive vanilla, oak, and coconut with hints of orange creamsickles, lemon citrus, and big notes of toffee. flavor was absolutely fantastic with tons of vanilla, oak, and toasted coconut with fruity notes of oranges, peaches, and lemons backed by grassy hops and light pine esters. palate is full bodied, smooth as silk, with a hint of sticky sweetness and light warmth on the swallow. overall, an amazing bourbon barrel barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2010
@ Alewife for Stone Tap Takeover Tour 2010. This was the 2004 bourbon barrel aged version. This had vanilla notes and sweet malty flavors on the nose. The appearance is slightly cloudy and deep reddish gold. Taste is sweet, but not too much. Flavors of vanilla, alcohol, and malty notes all coming through. The toffee flavors linger and really make this beer shine. ABV is high, but really goes well with this beer. Palate is thick and mildly carbonated. Overall a really nicely aged and matured barleywine. The best barleywine I have had ever.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
On tap @ Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a light brick red with an extremely thin head. Aroma is very sweet. Flavor is not as sweet as I had expected, plenty of hops bitterness. This is extremely smooth and drinkable fo ra barley wine...very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
I love Stone brews. Stone IPA is one of the greatest beers available and likewise all beers I’ve tried from them have been way above par. For some reason, this beer disappointed me. I love barely wines (Bigfoot 2004 and Old Numbskull I would recommend) but this one was difficult to drink. It had no specific flavor. Perhaps my expectations were too high. They all can’t be winners.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Initially the aroma is dominated by the alcohol. After getting past the alcohol, the toasted malt starts to come through and caramelized raisin comes to the forefront. A slight hint of banana (probably due to the high alcohol content) is present initiall, but dissipates quickly. Poured a very clear deep amber with airy off-white head that deflates quickly. The sweetness of the malt takes the forefront early followed by a slowly building bitterness from the hops. Predominant raisin flavor with a slight bit of earthiness and some astingency from the high alcohol content. The sweetness of the malt combined with a bit of a warming effect from the alcohol remind me of drinking a brandy or cognac. Overall, not bad, but perhaps a little to "big" of a beer compared to the slighlty less bitter English style barley wines. Definitely in line with what you would expect from Stone and other west coast breweries.


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