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RATINGS: 1943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (210) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2013
Enastående fruktig, aning vinös doft med inslag av torkade fikon, vanilj och karamelliserat plommon. Aning läder i bakgrunden också. Vackert kopparröd färg och ett utmärkt skum med ovanligt lång halveringstid för stilen. Den för barley wine så karaktäristiska sötman bryts här av med en rejäl dos humlebeska, som framför allt drar åt tall och citrus. Annars märks toner av läder, vanilj, ek och en lite saltaktig avrundning. Kroppen är fyllig, silkesaktig och varm. Dock utan att alkoholen tar över. Tvärtom är de 11 procenten bra tillbakadrivna för att inte förstöra upplevelsen. Tyvärr tar beskan över alltför mycket i eftersmaken där den dödar alla andra, mer subtila toner.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2011
Aroma: Pineapple, blood orange, toffe. Taste: Grapefruit peel, apricot, earthy, figs. Mouthfeel: Full body, quite dry, lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
The aroma is bitter and fruity. The flavor has less fruit and more of the hop bitterness. Flavors mix well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On draft at Rattle n Hum. I dug this one. Pours a dark amber orange colour. Aroma of honey, floral hops, citrus, malts, with a hint of grass and bread notes. The flavor is pretty much the same. Watch out with this one-high abv which is not noticeable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2004 bottle. 10.06% alc. in this one. Nice citrus nose. I swear I got a hint of spice. But I don’t know if my nose is being honest with me on that one. Only a hint of anything beyond the citrus hops. On the tongue, althought the bitter hops are dominant, I can still get a sense of the "darker" side. Underneath the bitterness (that sticks around for quite a while) there is a hint of caramel. But it pales in comparison to the hops. May need aged a bit more to come to its full potential. Once it warms to the ideal drinking temperature, alcohol starts to become quite evident, and it begins to resemble a sherry on the tongue. Still kind of hot, though, unfortunately.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Deep rich honey with a bit of orange color. Not much of a head, white in color. The flavor has strong notes of peach, and the alcohol tinges the mouth, but at the same time the bodyis smooth, and the end dry. This reminds me of the Newport Storms yearly bottles excpet less fruity. Not bad for the style, drinkable for a strong beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeratarian (206) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2011 @ home 22 oz... Thick,medium brown to dark amber pour leads to a thin, tight, ivory head. Aromas of dried fruit and sweet malts. Alcohol is present with a smooth malt balance. I remember this one to be more hoppy and biting but this year seemed to smooth out. A descent barleywine, but doesn’t live up to Stone’s over-the-top hops that they sold me with. Trying the Belgo Tomorrow.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bold and beautiful. Very strong hoppy taste, medium roast, big on the alcohol. Tons of malt, caramel taste. Medium body. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2004 aroma very inviting with sweet malt.raisins,and grapefruit. Taste somewhat balanced for a new barleywine. Hops and alcohol round out the finish while sweet and citrus start off each sip. getting a good buzz from this doesnt hurt its rating either.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle, 2004 vintage. Holy smokes, Batman! This stuff is potent and hoppy. It’s thick, syrupy, fruity, and just an all and all big beer. After I finished the bomber, I was toasted and happy. I have another bottle that I’m waiting to open for another year or so...mmmmm...


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