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RATINGS: 1896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
2004 Vintage. Slight hazy golden amber w/ creamy finger of pale tan foam. Big, hoppy aroma of grapefruit & pine w/ sold malts (toffee, caramel) in the background. Full-bodied, extremely resiny feel. Big, hoppy & very bitter flavour but still enough malt to support. Very long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
Hazy orange coloured with a fine off-white head. Very strong vinious aroma of raisins, plums and alcohol. The flavor is rather sweet and malty with a strong, warm taste of alcohol and fruit. Very full-bodied with notes of hops and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30965) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2005
An orange beer with a small disappearing off-white head. The aroma is of alcohol, peaches, and other fruits. The flavor has strong notes of peach, and the alcohol burns the mouth, but at the same time the mouthfeel is smooth, and the end dry. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2005
My rating no. 2000 is for a great beer from a great brewery poured to me by a great person, Greg Koch of Stone, at a Stone tasting session last sunday at Nørrebro Bryghus (home of North Bridge Extreme!).

2005 version (11,26%).
A hazy orange golden beer with a fine tan head. Very full and somewhat sticky aroma of malt and caramel with bitter hoppy notes. Powerful and well balanced with a bit of alcohol present. Dominating caramel flavor with a lot of malt and hop. Bittersweet with notes of nut and spices. Extreme and very nice! Now on to the next 1000.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Probably should not have drank this on a hot day. What can I say? It’s a Barleywine. Lots of great flavor, beautiful color for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
Golden, reddish. Moderate head. Raisins and honey notes. Very sweet malty finish. Alcohol is totally absent. Quite special, but not paticulary well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Sweet barley wine aroma. Amber body with good white head that settled to a thin layer on top of beer. Sweet hop alcohol flavor to this one. Good beer if it is your last one for the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
VINTAGE 2004. Couleur orangée sous une dense mousse blanche concassée. Prédominance extrême de houblon sur toute la ligne. Pamplemousses roses, oranges amers et résine de conifère étranglant sauvagement le malt biscuit et caramel. Le houblon est tellement puissant qu’il en vient qu’à suggérer un sirop rose médicinal. Une bonne dose d’alcool se faufile parmi l’amertume prononcée en finale. Visiblement encore trop jeune. J’enferme avec assurance, ce jeune monstre de houblon dans ma cave afin d’y passer une bonne année à s’adoucir et à maturer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uvajed (178) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Nice dark golden color, coppery I guess. Smallish, light tan head disappeared fairly quickly. Light citrus aroma, with hops, alcohol and something I couldn’t pin down. Kind of sweet. Flavor was a bit sweet as well, with noticeable alcohol, hops, and barely. Malt component was there but not overwhelming. Certainly not the best barley wine you’ll find, but fairly available and still very good. Not my favorite style but I was disappointed when the local retailers ran out before I could get a second bottle. 2005 vintage, 22 oz bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2005
22 oz bottle. 2005 bottle. Poured orangey copper with some head that didn’t last too long. The aroma was caramel and other malts with some tangerine. Flavors were malty with sweetness and hops in there too. The alcohol comes out in the aftertaste. Very tasty.

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