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RATINGS: 1864   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2008
From bottle. Part of April Dayton Beertasting event. Pours dark amber with large tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, toffee and hops. Excellent barley wine with slightly bitter finish. Love the Stonies.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Copper. Aroma: Dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol. Flavor: malt, malt and malt. Warming and vinous.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Orange/brown hue. Smells of hops and sweet malt. Well balanced with the hops subsiding into the maltinesss. The bitterness lingers on the lips. Very light for 11%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (187) - 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 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
2005. Cellar Temp. Orange red with and effervescent tan head. Big aroma of candy apples and fresh raspberry. Full frontal assault on the first sip. Super bitterness crawls into the middle and tears #$@& up. Feel like the flavors are getting a bit bullied, they are there but I can’t pick them out of the bitterness. Very surprising after the gentle and enticing aroma. Now, the bitterness is very strong, but strangely not out of balance. As this beer rounds over time I would guess it will improve.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (185) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 My first time trying a barley wine in at least ten years. Stone’s version is loaded to the gills with barley aromas with just a hint of hops. Superbly bitter but balanced by the enormous malt flavors and mouthfeel. A bit dangerous as the ABV is very high but well hidden in the various flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Stone never ceases to amaze me......awesome brew after awesome brew! Sweet malt with hnts of apple and orange flavored citrus hops turn this potent brew into a fruity punch with a kick. With a high ABV, this brew will kick you in the teeth if abused. Thanks to Peggy for introducing me to this style of ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Overall a good barleywine, but it wasn't particularly unique. Maybe I was expecting too much. It is pretty hoppy...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Hazy orange beer with a minimal head. Lacing isn’t anything to write home about. Aroma is of grapefruit hops. Flavor is cascade dominated as well, with the malt supplying a nice caramel note to it. Palate is almost perfect. Soft full body, with the right amount of carbonation. With the hops supplying a dry, bitter end, you wouldn’t think this is a 10%+ beer. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2009
2007 Vintage on tap at Sunset Grill, Copper body with tall frothy white head. Very sweet sugary aroma, like hard candy and rum. White rum, and lots of it. Flavors were very muted and sublte, dried cherries, blueberries, dates and sticky almost funky malts. Very heavy sugar, and really strong carbonation still. Quite nice.


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