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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeaman (16) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2006 one of the best looking bottels iíve ever run across. Smells of dough & fine wine. Pours a beautiful dark crystal amber like fresh maple syrup w/ a medium lasting caramel head. Tastes of brandy, grapefruit, & a sprits of orange. Goes down smooth w/ a medium texture. Has a lingering aftertaste thatís almost as intesne as drinking it. Goes straight-->ToTheHead. yum, delicious. there area also bubbles that sink, similar to Guinnessís. This beer is good at any temp, but i like mine warm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 30, 2006
2006. Really this makes me think of a thick double IPA mixed w/a barlyewine. Nice and hoppy and not that sweet. Certainly a quality beer, but what else would one expect from Stone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2006
bottle. Red, slowly fading white head. Fruity aroma of faint apples layered with pungent bitterness, some burned caramel and dry leafy notes. This is robust on the palate: earthy, thick caramel, burning leaves, pear peels. The alcohol is certainly there but mixes well with the acidic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2006. Clear amber. Surprisingly large, dense, off white head. Looks dangerous. Nose of cotton candy, caramel, poisonously pungent piney resinous hops, rich malt, dark fruits, and subtle alcohol. Same flavor, loads of hops nearly balance the sweetness. Complex. Alcohol is more pronounced accenting the flavor and body nicely. Full, smooth palate. Excellent, even better with a few years, Iím sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2006
on tap. after the winter barley wine wars iíve been having with harmfuldrunk. i couldnít wait to get this tasting overwith. however. this beer rocked. sweet not cloying hoppy but not to herby basically just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2006 bottled version. Pours a nice copper color with a thick, fluffy off white head. The head eventually dissipates. Aroma seems a little weaker than what I remember from last year. Bread, dough, malts and the hops are hiding in the back. Taste is dominated by malt. More bread, caramel, some molasses, then some alcohol and hops. Not as heavy on the hops as I wouldíve predicted, but as I predicted the alcohol is more in front as it warms. Very well balanced, barleywine. Heavy bodied, but this is a very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
VINTAGE 2000-QUATRO.nice head. orange peach body and yellow top below the head. looks like a doll. i dont give out many 5ís for appearance, but im generous as fuck tongiht you feel me, vato? cant smell this yet. im gonna do some snuff to clear my shit up. yo, da flavour is ill. word is life. buttery feel in the mouth. carbonation at first crack of da bottle. im feelin a bit yukmouth right now. i taste peaches, juice, mango, and some ill ass dark deep down brotha lynch baby killer type oí shit. son, life is real in the streetz. this snuff is about to ensue: snuff didnt help one bit. i couldnít even snort it b/c im so clogged here. im sniffing hard thought, and i have some faint orange peel, alcohol and lemon. in that order.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Hazy mohogany color with a thin fully diminishing white head. Caramel and dark malt aroma. Very sweet caramel flavor with some molassas undertones

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Rating #300, 2006 vintage -- Canít believe that I actually got here... anyways, onto the beer. Beautiful mahogany body with a light tan head which dissipates quickly. Great malts, mollasses, hops are combined with some fruits to make a very complex aroma. Nice hop accents in the body, maple syrup and fruits. Clean ending, aging will do this beer well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Wow, lots of head for a barley wine. My first Stone, and its good, but not as good as I expected. Crisp taste, fruity with a strong sugary backbone, the 11.26% ABV makes itself known as well. This is a big beer, but I feel like it wants to be bigger. Almost like a weaker version of the DFH Olde School. Donít get me wrong though, itís still fantastic. Not a bad barley wine by a long shot, just not the very best.

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