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RATINGS: 1809   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Nice amount of deep hops and malts on the nose. Slight haze to the golden viscous fluid with slight head but lace that sticks like glue. Rich, expansive sweet liquid hits your mouth with a long lingering finish of hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
slight hop profile, but mainly sweet barley wine aroma, that is just right and well balanced with the hops possibly a little bit of vanilla and strawbeery in there as well appearance is a light amber color, so far its looking to be an awesome beer, flavor is has some slight bitterness through the entire taste, but finishes pleasently sweet, i believe the balance between the hops and the sweet malt flavor is much better then that of the big foot ale, and the aroma is great, overall very good beer, and pretty different from your usual stone brews, but nonetheless a great addition to the beers

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2011
really nice dark tan color with a hint of copper. The aromas are very sweet, smells like caramel and brown sugar. there is also some brown sugar flavor along with some nice pine which balances it out. there is also a little citrus (orange) which hits the palate a little later than the other flavors. somewhat thick mouthfeel, but still easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2008
Fruit taste with a bit of a sour finish. Nice amount of alchie. Cant wait to have another

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2008
a great solid example of a barley wine. balanced malty hoppy. I like all my beer warm and flat in a brandy sniffer. usually warm it up with my hands and let it sit for a bit... i spend some time with it. great front side and top of the tongue flavor, leaves a slight bitterness at the back.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Aroma is caramel, pours a dark brown with small head of white. Taste is caramel and some fruit, bready and very malty. It does have a hop presence, even though there is some sweetness. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loseratheart (110) - USA - MAR 15, 2007
Limited early 2007 release poured form the 22 0z bomber. It has a warm rosy visual appeal, lightly carbonated with a stoic rocky head. The aroma is sweet and sugary, making me think of some rich dessert. As expected, it carries a big stick to the palate ... syrup, oak, cooked caramel, and resin. Would love to do a vertical comparison of this one; me thinks it will age grandly

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2012
75 cl. bottle (Early 2009). Colour was Dark brown almost black with a very little foam (dark brown). Aromas are very dark. Caramel, Dark Sugars, not as much alcohol as one should have expected. Taste is incredible. Lots of bitterness and malty flavours, but still totally balanced. AQ Very good Barleywine. Can only be recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a nice amber/red. Slight off white head. Aromas of malt, hops, resiny, piney, spicy with a nice alcohol aroma. Initial flavor is spicy and sweet. Alcohol burns the lips. Malty, oily, resinous, delicious hop flavor and a nice bourbony smooth alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is oily and sticky, overall pretty solid. A very hoppy barley wine, solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
This is a fantastic barleywine; aroma of caramel and pine, malt forward taste with a hoppy, bitter finish.


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