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RATINGS: 1142   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Draft at the brewery. I think it was the end of last years keg. Murky orange with a creamy tan head and a sharp hop nose (like all Three Floyds beers). Caramel, butterscotch, plum liquer. Very green hop finish. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Just plain delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Brown color, with a malty scent. Tasted of malt, but was also vinous and a bit salty. Thick, but not so thick that it was hard to drink. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Draft at brewery, so a bit hard to give an accurate rating. Decent head which sticks around. Brown/red body. Aroma has bubblegum, caramelly hops. Tastes "just damn good." A bit of citrusy hops and sweet with caramel. A bit syrupy on the palate, but also creamy and very slightly oily. I just updated palate to a "5" because I think I underrated that category in this and other beers... (8 / 4 / 9 / 5 / 18) Rerate bottle 11-21-2005. Clear ruby body, very thin fizzy head. Strawberry-like flowery medicinal hops. The aroma is quite like I remember it, even though the terms have changed. Not as thick as I remember it though. Hoppy bubblegum. Dirty water finish. (8 / 5 / 8 / 4 / 17)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 Awesome brew! I drank this out of a friggin' plastic cup at the brewery, so I couldn't see the body very well, but I'm pretty sure it was dark red. The head was quite creamy with very small bubbles. Small amount of caramel in the aroma along with the same hops featured in the flavor. Syrupy, plummy, winey taste. Gin-like hops with lemon citrus.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5290) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Draft at the brewery, aged one year. Poured a murky brown color with a creamy yellowish off white head and nice lacing. Strong citrus hop and caramel malt aroma. Very rich mouthfeel had tastes of citrus and bitter hops, and well as being balanced by a nice sweet maltiness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zeswaft (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Truly amazing. Very sweet and the aroma is very fruity. Brown color with nice head. Alcohol was somewhat noticable. Definitely have to sip and savor the moment.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 (Draught) Pours a medium brown with a medium-sized beige head. Had a wonderful array of fruit flavors and caramel. Alcohol was nicely covered by the abundant flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Aroma: sweet honey and strawberries. Appearance: light brown Flavor: strawberries and cream, with slight corn flavors when warmed. Also, vanilla yogurt and carmel malts. Palate: Very smooth with slight carbonation, like a very weak soda. Overall an excellent barley wine, probably one of the better ones I have had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Draft @ brewery, Thanksgiving 2003 - Murky dark brown, aroma of strong, sweet berries and scotch. Intensely punchy and strong... amazing representation of the style. Thick, ravaging the mouth with scotch, pine, sweet maple, pears... perfect mouthfeel. rerate needed, but I don’t trust the bottles.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
Redbrown with thin beige head. Aroma dominated by Cascade hops and alcohol. The flavour is sweet with tones of toffee and Cascade. Lots of alcohol. Decent try


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