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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (370) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (11835) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (579) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (673) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CroftyCuts (24) - - FEB 25, 2015
W/ JJ tasting. I'm an infant in the Barley Wine world. This smells like malt and booze. Tastes like malt and booze. It has a light carbonation and compared to previous encounters w/ BWs, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (322) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
On tap at Stone Bistro. One of the best barley wines out there, not too bitter with a complex earthiness and fruitiness. Very drinkable for such a high abv. The hops do not overwhelm the complex, fruity esters of the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2015, poured into Snifter. Aromas of toffee and burnt sugar. Sweet, boozy, with a slightly burnt, roasty aftertaste. Slightly tan head that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (79) - - FEB 20, 2015
2013 bomber poured into snifter. Nice caramel body with a light, off white head. Smells sweet of malt and caramel. Nice on the tongue with sweetness of the caramel, which is almost immediately checked by the tartness of hops and the burn of alcohol. Mouth left with the sweet body dominated by the bitterness of hops and the alcohol sting. Quite surprised because this is an older bottle. Still a fine barleywine at that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Malty sweet aroma with a moderate hop aroma with notes of flowers and citrus. Appearance is a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Sweet maltiness with a high amount of hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers on the end. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, the malt aroma and flavor is malty, but flat. Tastes one dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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