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RATINGS: 1951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Crystal clear, orange ale with a fruity and malty nose with notes of butterscotch, toffee and caramelized pineapple. The flavor is mostly the same with additional undertones of alcohol and orange peel. Full-bodied and oily with lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, sweet finish. Top notch brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh, 2010 edition. Pours hazy amber, toffee, caramel, dry and bitter. 3.9 Bottle at home, 2012 edition. Hazy amber, nose is pine, toffee, caramel, taste is very fruity, sweet, bitter, caramel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle @ home. Purple maroon body with a two finger light brown head. Sweet, caramel malty nose with an earthy hoppy nose. Bitter hoppy flavor with a caramel malty body. Some booze in the flavor but itís actually masked incredibly well. Overall more of an IPA barleywine than most sweet malty barleywines. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Clear amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of toffee, caramel, toasted malt and hops. Sweet flavour with alcohol, caramel, citric hops and toasted malt. Bitter finish with warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 650 ml bottle. 2012 release. Thanks Jukka! HHOK XIII.
Clear reddish golden colour with a small off-white head. Sweet and dark American hops and malt in the aroma. The flavour is alcohol. Thereís some sweet cookies and dark Stone hops that were recognisable even in the blind tasting. Too much alcohol in the flavour for me. It could be much more enjoyable when aged a little more.

650 ml bottle. 2010 Release. 11.1%. From bierkompass.de.
Murky reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Mild sourness, malt, hops, bitterness and cookie dough in the aroma. The flavour is resiny hops, strong bitterness, sweet maltiness, warming (or even burning) alcohol and mild berry notes. Very much Barley Wine but with strong American hoppiness. Tasty and satisfying. Much better experience than the first one. This one is 2 years more aged.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 10, 2011
De botella. Unclear amber colour, medium off-white looking head. Sweet ripe fruity hoppy aroma with toasty malt and alcohol. Good filling mouthfeel. Quite sweet a flavour, fruity hops, sweet, toasty malt, some alcohol, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10194) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. 2011 classic release. Pours dark / burned orange with creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, bisquet, resin, grapefruit, citruss. Taste is starting of sweet with caramel, sweet malt, toast, but is soon overtaken with bitter hops, resin, grapefruit, pine, bit of a alchohol burn. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. Good beer, but more like a IIPA the a BW. 030311

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2010 "is it possible for a beer to punch you in the face (twice-first a malt jolt, then tremendous hops), and yet still leave you wanting to drink another right away. that was my first experience with this massive-in-every-way beer, and I havenít changed my mind. BEST BARLEYWINE EVER!!! the only thing preventing this from being a 5 is that it was better fresh...it didnít age as well as a Barleywine should."

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium frothy off white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a swee fruit hops with caramel and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with the alcohol strong upfront with a strong pine hop and a bitter finish. A very good barleywine from Stone.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (9999) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Tasting at beer temple. Clear amber pour with small tan head. Aroma is caramel and grassy hops. Flavour is like a hybrid of strong American style ipa and barley wine with sweet and bitter combinations of the two styles


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