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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004
frothy head with dark gold/orange transluscent ale. hoppy aroma is present with a nice malty element as well. bitterness is forward which surprised me. i haven’t had an aged barley wine, but can only assume this would mellow with time. alcohol is well hidden until i stand up. i liked it, but expected a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Pours a clear dark red-brown with a large pale yellow-brown head. Strong aroma of malts, fruit, butterscotch, caramel, and nuts. Some hops too. Strong hoppy bitter taste with a lovely alcohol burn. Sweet, sugary aftertaste with a very nice smooth finish. The body could be thicker and less agressive on the hops, but otherwise perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Sipped in small portions, okay, drink the 22, I think not. Stupid hoppy. Just kicks you right in the mouth. You should probably wear a helmet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (218) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2011 VIntage on Draft @ Stone Tap Takeover. Nose is toffee and caramel. Taste follows the same notes. Very little hop presence but this is likely due to the aging. Very sweet and smooth. Delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with a nice white head. Notes of the grains and a fruity note with pine in the background. Sharp taste in the middle that is almost metallic, but it’s surrounded with fruit I the front and a nice malty aftertaste. Very good barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Copper with a medium, persistant, pale yellow head and coarse lace. Very heavy mouth feel and strong alcohol taste with a trace of burn afterwards. Shades of cotton candy (!) and whiskey, without any yeastiness. Hops are present, but not anywhere near the levels of, for example, Bigfoot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bomber - thanks Josh. Clear amber with a light white head.. .. Big malty aroma with some hints of hops. .. Very bitter flavor, especially in the finish. Malty, carmelly to lend a little balance. .. Medium body, light carbonation. .. Very nice Barleywine -smooth in spite of the bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - APR 22, 2008
It had an amber body and a taste of fruity alcohol with a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2013 bottle. Clear copper, thin off-white head. caramel, citrus, floral, bread, lots of alcohol. medium sweetness, very bitter. full body, creamy, thick feel, astringent finish. Overwhelmingly bitter at the temperature I’d normally serve it at, but it balances out some after a while.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2005
I sipped some of this from my fiance’s glass. It has a really nice dark red color and only a trace of foam, limited to the edges of the glass. This beer smells and tastes like a horse. Not the shiningly clean show-horse variety, but the smelly, dirty, unkempt ones that are always swatting away flies. That kind of horse.

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