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RATINGS: 1803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
a little fruity, a lot hoppy, another great beer from stone, i greedily finished the entire bomber myself.....i will snatch this beer up every time i see it from now on

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 2004 - Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés très claire surmontée d’une mousse qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes d’alcool, de malts caramélisés et de levure. Saveurs de sirop d’érable, d’alcool, de bois et de fruits rouges. (7-3-8-3-18) 2005 - Robe rouge claire aux reflets orangées surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon floral et de malt caramélisé. Saveurs d’orge, de caramel, de houblon floral et de pain. (7-3-9-4-18)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2005 bottle. Pours bright amber with a medium sized off-white head, which leaves nice layers of lacing. Aroma of sweet prunes, earthiness, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and somewhat fruity at first, but then the overstated hops flavors and alcohol astringency take over. Pretty simple for a barleywine. Not altogether unpleasant, but Stone has finally dissapointed me. Maybe this will benefit from some age.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bomber. Winter 2004 bottle. Pretty alcoholic...somewhat harsh yet delicious. Pretty interesting since it is about 18 months old. Lots of malt in the nose and flavor but quite a bit of bitterness has held up. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
Bottled. Winter 2005 release. 11.26% Pours a dark amber, with a small white ead. Aroma is malty, and very hoppy, with some alcohol present. taste is sweet malts, hoppy biterness, with some alcohol burning. Long bitter aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2933) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Aroma:malty,hops and alcohol... Appearance:amber good head.... Flavor:Caramel,bitterness,barley sugar.....

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Bottle. Pours nice looking amber, ruby with nice head. Strong roasty aroma. Bold, flavorful, complex, malty flavor, some smoky notes, very hoppy as well. Very aggressive but well balanced. Strong.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlexDonovan (14) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle, 2005. Crushing. Somewhat similar to my beloved 03 but ramped up, especially in malt. Drinkable fresh, but would probably be best with years of cellaring. Not recommended to pound the last third of the bottle. (Long story, even longer morning the next day).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2005
Huge tiramisu nose and full of flowers from australia. The taste did not let anyone down especially superman because he can fly anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Sweet nose with hints of brandy, underlying hoppyness. Reddish to amber colored brew, small off-white head. Very sweet flavor, fruity, alcohol, quite boozy, but its nice.


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