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RATINGS: 1952   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2009
22oz. Pours a hazy amber brown and a medium white head. Aroma is great, big malt body ad hops, piny notes. Taste is complex deep, evolving, and nicely balanced. Great, thick, complex palate. I am really enjoying this guy. Today I an the RB DD, whoo hoo !

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2010
HUGE in taste a blast of hops and malt this may be true ruination on taste buds as nothing after this will compare very pretty dark redish orange huge malt scent from goblet no head damn one bottle is more than enough i recomend sharing

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
Very good beer. I am usually a bit tentative when it comes to barley wine ales but this one was surprisingly good. High alcohol content though.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
aroma, fruitness, in the nose, old malts, color, sparkling medium amber, taste, the sweetness from the malts comes right through in front a ceral sweetness, ans a warming essence as well, the backend hops comes out, some bitterness, but awesome balance, overall, this is one of my favs, Iam glad I still have this one, after losing Old Horozontial

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (900) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Rubicon for cask night! (From notes) Aroma is fruity, some alcohol. Smooth. Hard to describe, there is a lot going on. Tastes like wine made of barley, literally what I imaging Barley wine to be. Very good. Also have this in a bomber, will update and contrast the difference.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter_L (1244) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Flaska från Systembolaget. Djupt bärnstensfärgad med ett massivt skum. Dofter av russin, fikon och karamell. Alkoholsmak kommer fram för att snabbt dämpas av humlebeska. Beskan är typisk för Stones drycker. Lååång och fyllig eftersmak.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pandafisk (15) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2012 release 60cl. Freakin awsome. bitterness, alcohol and this amazing "Stone" taste makes this beer allmost flawless

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle poured on pint glass great dark brown color, very cloudy; big kick tons of malt and hops flavor definitely strong taste. Great rich aroma. Overall great Ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (334) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Aroma of hops and caramel. Taste of nuts, caramel and american hops. A little to bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
One of those barleywines that has as much hop definition as it does malty dark fruit flavor. Tried at the KC Hopfest in 2013.


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