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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2005
22oz - Aroma is a hop blast! Fresh and pungent. Also smells of carmel malt, vanilla, and citrus. Pours a deep amber with a small head and great lacing. Flavor is not as intense as I expected, but still loaded with hops. The malt balances very nicely. Palate is still a bit "warm" with tart hop and alcohol, but not as over the top as I expected. A very tasty barleywine that will only get better with a little time in my cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 Bottles courtesy of temporrari and JCW. Pours dark amber mahogany with decent off-white head. Aroma is full of orange citrus, candied fruits, really cleam malt for a bw. Flavor sweet/juicy citrus hops, with only a faint bitterness. All kinds of fruit, apple, peach, apricot, and white grape. Fine IIPA don’t think the malt profile is there for a BW. Still quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2005
05 Bottle. Color is a most beautiful dark ruby red with a off white creamy head. Aroma is typical of 3 Floyd’s. Loads of caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, and citrusy goodness. I can’t believe how awesome this stuff tastes. At first sip it’s like drinking fermented candy coated apples balanced by grapefruity, piney hops. Oily and sticky mouthfeel. This is my ideal barleywine. Imagine, if you can, Dreadnaught on steroids. That would give you an idea as to how complex and big this beer is. Slight presence of alcohol, but it is very welcome in adding to the complexity of this brew. Good job 3 Floyd’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a small off-white head. Sweet Malty, very hoppy, pinetree, grape aroma and taste. Medium to full body and a hoppy, lonh bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Pours clear brownish with a white head. Smell VERY nice of concentrated eldeberry flower juice. Sweet and perfumed, very peachy. Quite full and somewhat sticky in the mouthfeel. Sharp sweet and dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
What a great experience. Ruby red color. Pine, somewhat medicinal, but extremely generous aroma. Oily palate. Like the other 3F beers I’ve had, it’s not just the intensity of the aroma, but the subtlety of the malt/hop balance in the tasting. They’re both there, and they’re best of friends. Excellent, from one who is not a hop-head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Copper colour with a small beige head. Hoppy bitter, light fruity aroma with a faint malty sweetness. Sweet malty aroma with a hoppy fruityness and a dry, light sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Pour is beautifully ruby red with a thin tan head...smell is piney and antiseptic-ish with some light sweet citrus notes...so far, appearance is great, but the disappointment has begun...taste is sweet and hoppy...overly hoppy...what a disappointing American barleywine...finish is apples and alcoholic...this is still delicious, but just not so amazing as I’d hoped...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Aroma packed with loads of caramel along with some very aggressive hops, lots of grapefruit. Copper to reddish colored body with a small ring on top. Flavor starts out with loads of sweetness and caramel, then the hops kick in, very bitter, leaves your palate totally numb. This must be the arch type of an american barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
A clear amber beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty and very hoppy, while the flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, combined with preserved fruits.

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