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RATINGS: 1945   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2004
Citrusy with hints of toffee, and butterscotch. Very good and not too acidic, alcohol is not overpowering in the tatse and it is still very warming. Damned Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
A big beer not to be taken lightly. Slaps you around a bit with the hops, but the malts come and and turn this into some pretty sweet stuff. Little carbonation as in all good barley wines. Very relaxing and contemplative drink that is meant to be sipped.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2006 bottle. Clear copper/red beer, small white head. Hoppy, malty aroma and a bit fruity (banana, raisins). Palate is great, very little carbonation and smooth. Flavour is very sweet/sugary, caramel, bitter. Hoppy and fruity aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Slightly hazy ruby red body. Medium white head. A broad aroma of hops and earthy tones. Taste is incredibly deep, floral, herbal hops. Perfect incarnation of a barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Malty and fruity with vanilla and caramels. Brownish red hue with white head. Flavor is very complex and the texture is rich.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (281) - - OCT 2, 2015
10/2/15. 2013 bomber. Pours classic dark hazy amber. Last few drops were even darker viscous spots on top of the foam. Still big boozy and bold. Wonderful complexity. Still very challenging. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2008
2008 Bottle – Pours a bright orange/red that is rather cloudy. Smells of fruits, malts and hops. First sip is surprisingly light, creamy, and fruity. The hops are huge, even borderline sticky but not biting or overpowering. Finishes with a strong alcohol presence and a sharp bitterness. Great mouthfeel and a great Barley Wine.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2009
This thing is amazing. It actually tastes more like an Imperial or Double IPA than a BarleyWine. The pour is a golden red with a little of a white head. The nose is powerful; full of pine from the hops and a very sweet malt from the barley. There are hints of caramel, and citrus as well. The flavor is wonderful, sweet malts and then huge hops. I tasted licorice and cognac??? The palate was oily and stuck around awhile. Great one Stone! I need to cellar one of these...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2008 bottle: Pours an orange/honey color with a small white head. Aroma is also very strong of honey, some caramel malts and light piney hops. Wow, definitely a hoppy barley wine. The start is smooth and sweet like a light clover honey, with some more herbal stuff going on there in the middle, but the end is all hops. Very plant-like dry flavor and then a long bitter finish. Maybe a little hop heavy for a barley wine but I love hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 21, 2008
A reddish-amber without much haze. Smokey sweet malts with some dark fruits and a small pinch of hops. Very warming and satisfying.


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