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RATINGS: 1793   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
14th July 2008. Hazy dark amber beer. Low carbonation. Unusual barleywine. Starts like a cheap super strong lager - malty but also bready with a pinch of caraway. There is a brief pineapple sweet note in the middle before giving way to a spirity finish. However the spirity finish is not the usual brandy/porty tones that are often found but has more of vodka/gin feel to the bitterish finish. Unusual but very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bomber. Orange with some white head. Aroma is boozy...very boozy and berries and other fruits. Flavor is similar with some lighter caramels. Sweet as expected but comes back strong at the very end, going into the finish with huge hops. A better barley wine than most.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
6ROW (406) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2010
dark orange pour with a very small off white head , sweet aroma and taste .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
’09 bomber. Pours golden amber with very thin ivory head. Mellow nose of vanilla, alcohol, and malt. Thin body. Alcohol is present in the middle. Taste of floral, malt, spice, honey and butterscotch. Hoppy warm finish. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This is a decent Barley Wine. Hoppy, fruity, and sweet flavors. Finishes Bitter, crisp, and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2004
Peachy brown. Strong nose, sweet and quite hoppy, a bit of pine. Flavor is strong and hoppy, some woodiness. Richness is akin to maple syrup, maybe a bit of dry fruit like apricots in the background. Alcohol is a bit strong and overnoticeable. Tastes like it's trying to be Bigfoot's older brother, but doesn't have the malt heft to back up its strength. Certainly good, but still one of the least impressive things I've had from Stone (which, to be fair, is usually spectacular).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
Gentle alcohol in the aroma. Pine, earthy, sweaty, spicy, citrus hops in the aroma with an underlying malt sweetness. Clear orange colouation with off-white head that recedes to thin cover and a nice ring around the glass. Assertively hoppy. Very alcoholic. Strongly malty with a very bitter finish. Medium body. Good carbonation. Lively mouthfeel. Flavours don’t play well together. Will probably be much more integrated in a year or two. Needs to grow up. Bottle (enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT and Rastacouere). Thanks for this trade from eyedrinkale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Big bottle. Clear amber beer, thin head. A bit sweet and boozy, but overall malt and hops well blended and well balanced. Knocked me out for the night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2004 bottle...Mostly clear copper pour with a medium white head. Aroma is vineous, malty and hoppy...kinda complex. Sweet to start, also get a quick kick of hops. middle mellows a little, the end holds a lot of hop presence. Not surprising from Stone, however, if this was able to sit in the cellar a couple of years, it may be volumes better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2005 Bomber: It poured a deep copper color with a modest creamy, cream-colored head. Some tiny bubbles continually crawl upward through the brew at a snail’s pace. The aroma is a very sweet malt with some floral, herbal, and orange hop smells squeezing their way out at random intervals. The ale is thick and chewy with an alcohol bite. The flavor is mainly sweet malt balanced with an earthy hop taste. The latter’s bitterness, along with alcohol, kick in for a long dry finish. Not bad or overbearing for a 11.26% ABV (as opposed to 2004’s 10.06%) barley wine. I’d like to try this when aged a year or two.


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