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RATINGS: 1757   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
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours a cloudy brown color. Aroma is caramel, raisins, spices. Taste is caramel, alcohol, grapes, nuts, and spice. Though a slight alcohol burn can be felt, it remains very smooth. This being my first barley wine, I was pleasantly surprised.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaiho (69) - - AUG 21, 2012
Keg into a half pint chalice at the White Horse, sw6. Intense is the word for this beer. It has amped-up levels of everything. A beautiful ruddy brownish in the glass that glows with an infernal red when viewed against a light. Bitter, sweet and thick all at once in the mouth. Delicious booziness wafts through the mouth into the nose on a swallow. Likening this to port wine is perhaps most appropriate. Best enjoyed as a rare after dinner treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toadvine (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
22oz bottle, 2012 release. Pours an opaque amber with quickly receding tan head. Aroma is boozy with pitted fruits and citrus hops. Not surprisingly (since it is a Stone beer), the taste is boldly hopped. Silky mouth feel. Delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (69) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MHOSKINS (68) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Stone is how I came to know and enjoy Barley wine. This will not disappoint. Stone Rocks again with a quality product! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 28, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours deep orange and amber. Very hoppy. Caramel, grapefruit, citrus, pine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thoor84 (66) - ICELAND - DEC 24, 2011
Just amazing. Has a bunch of powerful flavors that i am having problem putting a name on. Very sweet but balanced out by a lot of hops. Reminds me a bit of the best imperial ipa’s i have had, but with something more.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2008
(2008 Spring Release) Slightly coppery golden color with a medium to thin off-white head. Aromas of caramel - just a touch nutty and bits of orange. Very creamy mouthfeel, somewhat viscous with inital flavors of toffee and caramel, lightly roasty, moving toward a more bitter finish toward the end. Finish is not crisp but with a lingering bittering. This is still a very young barley wine - it should mooth out in another 6-12 months. Maybe will revisit it in a year or so...

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
I was expecting a lot out of this 2005 OG (the only OG I’ve had as of this review) Now I like barleywines just as much as the next beer geek, but this one was pretty... gross. It looks great, smells decent (a bit of cherries and quite fruity) but when I drank it, it tasted a lot like Robitussin cough syrup. Towards the end it had the same moutfeel as Robitussin as well, which turned my stomach a bit. Perhaps I should have aged this one a bit more. As a fresh brew it’s not so hot.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crille (64) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2013
Dark amber colored beer with large white head. The nose is full of sweet woody aromas, and some dried fruits, peach. Full bodied beer, of course. Creamy texture. Flavors of orange, alcohol, bitter hops and grass. Nice bitter finish.


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