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RATINGS: 1940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sallad (115) - USA - APR 3, 2008
clear amber orange with a stiff creamy head. Woody pine resin, bread and grapefruit, with alcohol notes in the nose. An alcohol perfume over sweet malt backed up by some nice tangy citrus and earthy hops. Definite alcohol warmth on the way down. Finishes with a thick, sweet coating that slowly fades to a sound hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2009
tasting at lake las vegas..massive barley wine!! reddish beer with tan head..super hoppy and bitter throughout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - JUL 29, 2008
22 0z. bottle of the early limited release 2008. pours a medium body orange /amber, with a small off white head. Aroma is faint subltle malt and sugar. Starts balanced and spicey. Malt sweetness is subtle. hops are slightly citrus and spicey. has a nice warming feel and has a bitter finish. Lacks the body/malt bill , and complexity I expect in a barleywine. Still a nice beer, but seems more of IIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle 65 cl. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Lots of malt - caramel, bread and some raisins. Fruity notes of peach. Quite some hops as well. Grapefruit aroma revealed on tasting. The flavor is initally sweet, leaving way to a long-lingering, subtle bitterness. The mouthfeel is burning with stinging carbonation.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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. Can’t wait to have another

   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

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