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RATINGS: 1863   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 25, 2012
Figs, caramel, and fruit are heavy on the nose. Caramel is dominant on first taste. Finishes with a delightful hop bite but is very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2010 vintage. Collosal tan head sits on top of a dark brown amber body. Nose is mostly caramel malt, citrus hops, and some spice. Quite mild taste and an easy drinker. Alcohol is well hidden, not too sweet or overpowering like some BW’s. Nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2006. Suprisingly sweet and pleasant for a stone brew. Nice malty taste. Pretty hoppy, but not as outspoken as some of stone’s beers. The balance in this one is a rarity for stone. Solid effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2007 version from the bottle. Pours with a limited light biege head that quickly disappears. Carbonation appears limited. The color is reddish orange and clear. Aroma is llmited but the beer is still a little cold. Hints of caramel and raisin are notable on the nose. The flavor was sweet with brown sugar and a strong astringent hop finish. The mouthfeel is strangely mixed, it’s briefly medium to heavy but quickly dissappears. The alcohol is very noticeable but might mellow after the beer warms up. Although the alcohol keeps going up the overall product doesn’t hold up to earlier examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
hazy orange appearance, small head, fierce taste. somewhere near the end of the 22 i realized the beer had been drinking me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This rating went up 3% in the last 5 hours. But looking at the posts, no one has posted anything since Feb.20- its now March 19th. Isn’t that wierd? How does it work. So that’s what I was thinking, and then I noticed I was on the 2003 and before section. So I was totally wrong... It all works fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle as gift, 2008 vtg. Yup a big bottle barley wine. Quite sweet. and malty. surprising low hopped for a US Barley wine. Good beer, but kinda hoped for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
pours out in a cloudy dark sunset oarnge with a tannish off white head that appears to be thin but is holding well. there is nice lacing and the body is cloudy dark oarnge with no to many bubbles rising. smells of a yankee candle citrusy fruity pine sol aroma. very piney and floral. it has awsome mouthfeel to it with notes of roasted malts that give it a toffee taste and kind of wheaty with the unmalted barley used in this this beer. hoppy also ,but not like an ipa or an american strong and does not leave a bitter aftertaste. moderate carbonation and i can sense some of the alcohol in the flavor. finishes kind of dry and has a plesant aftertaste. nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2004
Rich amber coloring with minimal head. Aroma has a decent grapefruit to it. Palate is smooth with minimal bitterness, though the taste is akin to grapefruit toffee, with a definite taste of hops but not overwhelmingly so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Good barley wine, highly hopped which adds to the character. However I felt the alchohol was not as well hidden as say, the bigfoot barley wine.

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