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RATINGS: 1944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1749) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2012 release.
Appearance: The body is hazy with an amber hue, slight brown color, only a very thin tan head that has poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee with fruity aromas, some grape and musky raisins.
Taste: The flavor is less malty than expected from the aroma, there’s a sweet caramel backing with some toasted malts, some floral and lightly fruity hops on the finish with lots of raisin flavor.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied, light to medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid barleywine, but I am just not a huge fan. This is available at a great price point though so it’s worth buying to try and possibly age a while.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color. Huge malt aromas, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, hops. Taste is sweet, dried fruits balanced by a hoppy bitterness. Bitter and alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Base, Osaka. Pours nice deeper mahogany, smooth carbonation and long lasting head. Aroma is as sweet as freshly cooked strawberry jam. Caramelized sugar and berry sweetness. Taste is also full of caramel flavours, strong malty backbone, tasting as I expect a good barley wine to taste. Yet, it has some hoppy feel to it at the end, Stone is being Stone and has hopped this massively. Long bitter linger is going to remind me this lunch-time half-pint probably for quite a long.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2016
On tap @ Aces & Ales. Poured a dark copper color with nominal head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, slight hint of alcohol and bit of spice and hops. Taste of caramel, dark fruit and Stacey of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and quite tasty. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (358) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2016
From a bomber. 2016 release (couldn't wait!). Pours a dark ruby/amber and makes a good tan head with zillions of bubbles. Aroma is of brandy, hops. Tastes of caramel, brown sugar, hops, and is a bit boozey. Great way X ample of a seasoned barley wine. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2016
Sampled at CBC 2016 - second day. Deep caramel pour with a thin beige head. Tons of hops in this barley wine, making it quite delicious. Notes of caramel, grapefruit, pine resin.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
2016 vintage on tap at Brewski 140516. This is a beer that is all about the hops and malt. Looks very good in the glass with an inviting toffee colour and an aroma that drags you in. You immediately get the sense from the very first sip that this beer will bite you if you mess with it - best to sip and savour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (639) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2016 release bottle. Great barley wine - well balance malt and hops with some uniqueness. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Big bottle consumed in bowling spring session finale. Pours an attractive copper/almost amber color. Full finger of head...off white. Caramel and toffee aroma with elements of peat and bourbon. Taste is malty and biscuity with the caramel, toffee, and burnt sugars. Alcohol presence felt and grows with further consumption. The hoppy bitterness waits until the end to come into play. Oily and resiny mouthfeel. The galaxy can feel comfortable drinking this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2016
Super great and sweet pour with rich caramel, oat, malt, yeast, and sugar textures. The nose was balanced with hops as well as candied sweetness with an earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish brown. Aromas of hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a citrus taste.


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