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RATINGS: 1944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8690) - Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
22 oz. bottle notes, had on draft and bottled many times combined notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, some dark fruit notes, resiny and citrus hop character, fresh this has a decent hop profile, tobacco, berries, dry, another solid American barley wine, the alcohol remains well integrated into the beer, solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (543) - - JUL 9, 2015
Pours an amber body with a thin head. Nice malty nose. Nice and rich taste with malty tones and clear alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1219) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 8, 2015
Red colored, bit hazy, moderate strong off white head, good lacing. Aroma is quite sweet, caramel, candy-fruity, some alcohol. Taste is very sweet caramel, candy sugar, dark fruits, toffee, some alcohol but low on heat, some herbal hoppiness, moderate- bitter. Full bodied, moderate- carbonation, syrupy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thirstyrabbit (1698) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2015
2012 bottle. Very nice bottle design, the image here doesn’t show it but the backside has a long rambling blog post-styled piece printed on it (in a tiny font). The content of it doesn’t make much sense to me but I appreciate the effort. The beer pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma has sweet darkened caramel and lots of piney American hops. Big malty taste with plenty of semi-sweet caramel and high level of piney hops. Finish adds some mildly salty butterscotch and more dry hops. The alcohol is totally covered, appearing only in the form of a faint warming afterglow. Doesn’t get hot or cloying. This is a very nice barley wine - although not super complex, it’s rich, hoppy and extremely well rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2015
650mL bottle. Vintage 2013 Nice looking hazy orange-copper body, holds a small creamy beige head. Aroma is punchy, intense - lots of pine/cedar, resiny, leafy, citrus rind hops, rich caramel & biscuity malts. Smoooth body, plenty of body without being overtly huge for is strength, subdued creamy carbonation. Resiny hops continue on the body - lots of pine & bitter citrus, counterbalanced with copious quantities of burnt caramel, toast & biscuit malt. Bitterness is all conquering, as you’d expect from a big Stone beer, finish is very long. Almost predictable - knew it was going to be delciously aggressive, and it didn’t disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pour is amber with a thin head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, pine, resin, sweet, bitter. Wonderful

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (15432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2015
Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, Vanille, süß, kräftig malzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, reifes Obst, holzig, alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (367) - - JUN 20, 2015
Dunkel Kupfer im Glas, leichter gelber Schaum, extrem süßlich in der Nase, voller Körper, schön süßlich, könnte noch etwas lagern (2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - JUN 8, 2015
Huge beer. Get brandy, vanilla, some sweet tropical fruit. Sweet malt up front and get the boozy heat on the back. A sipper for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1706) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2015
A quite nice barley wine overall. Pours a beautiful bright cloudy orange with a thick tan head. Smells amazing, orange creme, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is not as malty as the smell suggests, with lots of orange and lemon, as well as some maple syrup, a hint of vanilla, and a bit of hoppiness in the finish. Well-balanced. Had in the bottle.

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