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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mike67 (779) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A fresh 2011 bomber. Pours amber with a white, long lasting head. Intoxicating aroma of sweet malt, cherry fruit and herbal hops. Full, very sharp body. Delicious taste of caramel, cherries, herbal hops. Huge, dry, hoppy finish. I shared this bottle with my friends, who had never heard about Barley wines. They were amazed.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (127) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2014
My first time trying a barley wine in at least ten years. Stone’s version is loaded to the gills with barley aromas with just a hint of hops. Superbly bitter but balanced by the enormous malt flavors and mouthfeel. A bit dangerous as the ABV is very high but well hidden in the various flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JavierAldea (31) - , SPAIN - MAY 14, 2011
Good appearance, Complex aroma of herbal hops, complex, delicious and strong taste with a long hoppy end, One of my favorites..

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3689) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2012 2010 Vintage bottle shared@home: appearance is a slightly hazy copper, sweet malt (a sweetness that fills the entire mouth), caramel, lots of fruits (peaches, citrus, mango,…), there seems to be some residual hop in here but it seems to have melted in to the sweetness & mixed in with the fruitiness, brown sugar, sweet spices, cinnamon & vanille exceptionally balanced, not getting any alcohol here, nice malt-rich body, medium carbonation //// Got another bomber of this one // early 2010 Vintage, still very yummy but hops seem to be having a bit too much remaining bitterness for me tuning out the oranges, marmalade, pine goodness of before, tuned the score down from 4.9 to 4.7

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2011
So sick! 2008. 22oz. 3 years in and it needs more! Pours a wonderful darker copper with a nice white head. Malty caramel deliciousness in the nose, but i can smell the hops. Balanced and wonderful palate, finishes bitter while the mid is filled with malty sweeter notes. I had an 07 last year and loved it as well, but something about this really made it special. Just imagine if it were "rare".

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2013 vintage. Amber color. Thick head with good retention. Aroma of dried fruits and some malt sweetness. Some citrusy hop aroma is detectable. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet caramel with a well rounded complex flavor. Bold hop bitterness on the long finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jokomobo (6) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2013 does not count
2013 bomber. Dark amber, red color. Aroma is bread, caramel, citrus hops. Mouthful is full and thick. Fruity front, malty/caramel middle, better back that liners with alcohol notes. My first barleywine, and I’m hooked. Looking forward too my second bottle a year or two from now.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joelly3d (40) - Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2013
Wonderful huge IPA front end with smooth sweeter finish. Barrel aged taste without smokiness. Fantastic continually developing palate as the beer progresses. Comes in a bomber size bottle, one is all you need. It is fairly strong but not overly alcoholic tasting. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Really well made bakery wine. 2013 22oz bottle. Quite hoopy compared to other bakery wines I have had, but I am a fan of hops, so we are good there. This one was especially bitter, also. Will buy again, for sure. Yum.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
1guywith_aboat (223) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Right off the bad this beer pours a gorgeous dark copper color with a thick, dense khaki head. Loads of lacing after every sip. Aroma is very much full of earthy and grapefruit hop, has a rich malt profile, and fairly strong booze. Flavor changes after the initial shock. At first it is very intensely bitter and strong alcohol. Then it turns to a great balance between intense bitterness from the hops and a heavy malt presentation. A little raisiny, a little fruity, mostly just too intense to really drscribe, in a good way. This one has me flabbergasted. Very great beer.


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