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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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
anomalously (1) - Austin, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Wow, this is incredible. Right from the tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, TX. Had two. Sweet, but not too sweet. Grass notes, a little malty but definitely feel the hops. Incredible barley wine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/16/08. I sampled the early ’08 release, Aroma of alcohol,sweet dark fruits like plum, and raisins, lots of citrus from the hops,and some malty notes. Appearance was a murky copper with orange hues, the head was thin and slightly yellow. Mouthfeel was spicey,syrupy and a little sticky. Flavor started with a bready malt flavor that was quickly followed by a citrus hop blast with alcohol showing up in the finish. Overall it was a pretty good BW, a bit overwhelming at first, but with a little age i think it would be better

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (6804) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2016
650ml Bottle - Dark amber/light copper in colour. Pine, toffee, raisins and sultanas in the aroma. Leather, peach, pine, dried apricot, sultanas, caramel and raisins all feature in the rich and warming taste. This vintage is from 2012 yet is still fairly fruity and hoppy for a beer of this age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11604) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit, spice, bread. alcohol, hops and grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Punertavanruskea, kuparinen olut rusehtavalla, pitkään säilyvällä puolen sentin vaahtokerroksella, joka jättää hieman pitsiä jälkeensä. Tuoksussa toisaalta vahvaa makeaa karamellisuutta ja toisaalta vahvaa humalan tuoksua sisältäen havuisuutta ja hedelmää. Mielenkiintoinen ja houkutteleva tuoksu. Maku jatkaa samoilla linjoilla ollen alkuvaiheessa vahvasti karamellisen makean maltainen. Hetken päästä karamellisuus häipyy ja vahvasti humalan mukanaan tuoma hedelmäisyys, greippisyys sekä havuisuus ja katkeruus nostavat päätään. Loppupuoleltaan varsin kuiva ja ruohoinen. Lopputuloksena suu on hieman tahmea mutta kurkussa tuntuu kiva humalan katkeruus. Mainio yhdistelmä Barley Wineä ja Double IPAa. Toimii.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3995) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Green session.Dark copper body with a small beige head. Aroma of oak, dark fruit, alcohol, caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, fruits, toffee, grass and pine. Raisin and wood in finish. Pleasant stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (323) - Badalona, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2016
D’ampolla al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Vintage 2013: Aromes de mel, fruits secs, magdalena, brioix torrat i una mica d’alcohol. En boca es dolça i amarga amb un final llarg i una mica d’escalfor. Molt Bona. Vintage 2015: Aromes de magdalena, brioix, préssec, poma, mel alcohol i fusta. Cos mig-alt i sedós. Final mig i no gaire amarg. Molt Bona!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 650ml bottle at Josh. Vintage 2013. Pale copper with a white head. Aroma is candied citruses. Taste is bitter, candied citruses, quite sweet. Candied citruses bitterness aftertaste. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Orange color. Huge malt aromas, sweet, caramel, dark fruits, hops. Taste is sweet, dried fruits balanced by a hoppy bitterness. Bitter and alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1175) - ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Base, Osaka. Pours nice deeper mahogany, smooth carbonation and long lasting head. Aroma is as sweet as freshly cooked strawberry jam. Caramelized sugar and berry sweetness. Taste is also full of caramel flavours, strong malty backbone, tasting as I expect a good barley wine to taste. Yet, it has some hoppy feel to it at the end, Stone is being Stone and has hopped this massively. Long bitter linger is going to remind me this lunch-time half-pint probably for quite a long.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (2038) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2016
On tap @ Aces & Ales. Poured a dark copper color with nominal head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, slight hint of alcohol and bit of spice and hops. Taste of caramel, dark fruit and Stacey of spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and quite tasty. Very enjoyable.


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