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RATINGS: 1927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2007
2007, 22 oz bottle. Pours with a small frothy off-white head. There is hardly no lacing and the head fully diminishes. Looking through the glass it looks flat, there are no bubbles floating to the surface. The color is half-way between brown and orange, probably mahogany. The aroma is of caramel, some citrus and slight alcohol. Then for the first taste. Very deep caramel malt notes, along with pine and citrus hops, possibly lemon? There are also hints of raisin, pineapple, cherry and some brown sugar. The first taste is very sweet with a moderate bitter bite to it, then the sweetness falls back and the true bitterness comes through which sticks to the back of the tounge for quite a while, it has a slight alcohol finish. It also has a very full body with a creamy texture. The carbonation is very soft. Overall I feel this is very good, I bought 2 bottles, one to drink fresh and one to celler for a few years to compare notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Landmonger (155) - USA - AUG 14, 2013
Poured from bottle into a pint glass, very nice beer with like the deScription says malt upfront with citrus, some earthy taste and sweetness finished with carbonation is very smooth and velvety and a nice warm finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (155) - LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
Sweet, intense caramel aroma, spices, fruits, hopps all together makes nice ballance. Oily, sticky mouthfeel, nice carbonation level. Too sweet for my time, but I liked the quality of this brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Pours a hazy copper with nice cream head. Aroma is light with slight hint of pineapple. Flavor is big on hops and citrus with cherry in the finish. Alcohol is pronounced as you would expect. Nice mouthfeel. I thought this was actually less aggressive than I would expect from Stone...not a bad thing...very well balanced. After about a year in the cellar this one has really mellowed. Aroma is honey and pineapple. Alcohol and hops have both been tamed as the sweeter maltier flavors have really come to the forefront. Still a very nice and well balanced barley wine. I believe the extra time in the cellar improved an already excellent ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 4, 2006
2006 Vintage. 22 oz. Bottle and draft at Dilly Deli. Pours just a tad cloudy, deep orangish amber. ~1cm. off white, tannish head. Dissipates quickly to a layer of foam that ends up going away completely. Not much lacing. Huge, fruity hops and big sweet malt aroma. Citrusy, grapefruity, carmelly, grapes, cherries, fruit punch. Flavor is nice and bitter, then really sweet with a big malt backbone that carries a ton of complexity. Its hard to pick out individual flavors. Really florally and grapefruity after the swallow. Mellows as it warms. Palate - high level of carbonation. Really nicely balanced between a ton of bitterness and a big, thick, chewy, but smooth malty mouthfeel. Feels light for how big it is. Little bit of alcohol warmth, but hides 11% really well. Great Barley wine. Not as sweet as some others. Right now it has a ton of hop flavor and aroma. Really nicely balanced, ton of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma with a big, thick malty backbone. I bought a case and look forward to re-rating as it ages.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Angry red, amber beer with butterscotch head. Aromas of savoury hay, marmite, some strawberry maybe? Flavours are intense - plum brandy, malt liquor, its like arrogant bastard times 4. Strong alcohol burn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2007
mmm, bottle- warm, spicey, lightly buttery, slightly sour, and a touch of bitter hop. This one went down easily...very nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronbr (151) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Dark cloudy orange appearance, were sharing a bomber of this across three people. Hoppy and a bit spicy. I taste the alcohol on this one. Not too fizzy, it stays pretty soft. A sip of this is certainly a mouthful. This is a pretty good barleywine, very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty. Thick on the palate as expected for a beer of this style. The flavor is slightly sweet with a touch of alcohol on the finish. I like barley wines and this is a fine example of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 Aroma is fantastic. Smooth flavor and texture, you can feel the alcohol a bit. Very enjoyable.


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