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RATINGS: 1844   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Dark fruits and pine tar aroma. Pours thick with frothy head. Pronounced malts and some fruity esters with a great hop presence. Huge beer. Too be expected from stone!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4506) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle: (2015 vintage) Pours clear, bubbled, copper-berry with a creamy beige head. Berry, barley, caramel, booze aroma. Taste is bittersweet, wood, earth, dark fruit.... Alcohol and caramel malt. Dry, bitter......leafy and resiny hops. Strong, yet still subtle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1079) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear reddish brown color, medium frothy white head. Yeast and grains aroma. Medium body with a strong sweet shit and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma of barley and bourbon, with a dark red color and a short lasting white well laced head. Sweet taste of bourbon and malt with a medium body and a sweet barley finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (266) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a dark amber with tan head. Dissipates quickly.Very nice aroma of molasses, figs, and cherry. Flavor is sweet, Dark fruits. resinous, alcohol is pronounced. oily texture. sticky on the lips. astringent dry finish. Good but this doesnít live up to the ratings hype for me personally. Seems boozier than it actually is.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (140) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2010 vintage. Pours hazy copper/orange brown with a white head. Aroma is malty, pine, citrus, caramel, grapes, overripe apples, alcohol and some earthiness. Flavour is spices, earthy hops and bittersweet. Medium bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is surprisingly bitter and boozy,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2015
660ml bottle (Alko, Arkadia) - 2012 release, drunk 2015-03
Beautiful rich malty barley wine aroma, nice bitter hopping to that too. Hazy orange, odd, it should have settled for ever. Massively soapy taste. Bitterness very resiny. Drinkability remarkable for a 12% beer, no heat or even warmth. But itís not too sweet and sticky either to cover it. Sure, itís chewy with toffee and caramel, but that just fits with the classic BW feel. Shame about the soapiness, othewise this would have been great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (458) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Looks..dark amber- sml to med head Smells..dark honey, sweet caramel & super boozy stonefruits. Tastes..booze soaked apricot/stonefruits, sticky lingering sweet caramel malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2015
22 oz. bottle. 2014 vintage. Color is slightly hazy Amber with thin lasting head in a snifter. Aroma is mild dark fruit and caramel dominated by pine hops and light booze.

Medium body possessing a nice lively carbonation level. The flavor is exactly as the aroma with a moderate level of bitterness that lingers after the sip. A layer of earthy resin. The booze is still a tad to noticeable even after a year of sitting. Dry texture with a warming sensation after the swallow. All-in-all still a nice drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 300th beer rated. Bottled, 2015 vintage. Pours a beautiful ruby color with a khaki-colored head. Aroma is hop forward, with citrus (grapefruit) notes, and prominent cherry and dark fruits to compliment. Caramel malty aroma noticeable. Flavor is sweet cherry, raisin, caramel, vanilla, tiny big of fig. Hops, lemon, grapefruit are subtle. Bitter finish.


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