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RATINGS: 1798   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Copper. Aroma: Dark fruits, raisins, some alcohol. Flavor: malt, malt and malt. Warming and vinous.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2007 release. Sweet. Very very very very sweet, almost on the virge of being undrinkable. I’ll let this age, then do a rerate later. It was still good, just not ready yet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2007 version from the bottle. Pours with a limited light biege head that quickly disappears. Carbonation appears limited. The color is reddish orange and clear. Aroma is llmited but the beer is still a little cold. Hints of caramel and raisin are notable on the nose. The flavor was sweet with brown sugar and a strong astringent hop finish. The mouthfeel is strangely mixed, it’s briefly medium to heavy but quickly dissappears. The alcohol is very noticeable but might mellow after the beer warms up. Although the alcohol keeps going up the overall product doesn’t hold up to earlier examples.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2007 Vintage; tasted March 23, 2007. Copper color with no head. Slight malt aroma. Dry citrus taste with a little malt. Kind of a plain barley wine with some heavy hops. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Copper colored barley wine with a little foam. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Sweet and dry hop taste, too strong in alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Amber clear. Tan head. Powerful but has a bit if mellow to it. 2011version. This beer makes me wish I had a cigar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle - Pours amber with a ring of white head. Nose is real malty and sweet, with caramel with light yeast. Not much hops left in this one. Taste is the same--sweet and malty, with caramel and yeast notes and a bit of oakiness on the finish. A touch of hops left on this one. Thick and slick, with lots of warming booze. Would like to try this one fresh when it still had hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
Solid b wine I guess... Offers balance between the hoppier American style bwine and more traditional ones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (148) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2013 vintage. Nearly a half inch of sediment on the bottom. Nose was surprisingly light for such a beefy beer. Color is an interesting cloudy copper. Taste is heavy with malt and hop, and plenty of alcohol. Quite sweet up front with a typically bitter Stone finish. Interesting mix for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle thx to Mathieu87. 4 year old sample. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: caramel, alcohol, sweet. TASTE: oxidated, alcohol, sweet.


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