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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
been waiting for this one for about 2 years, like a lot of other folks. graciously shared by JimMack. ruby copper color & clear. head is foamy, light off white color. aroma is strong hop and pine resin. flavor starts hoppy then goes to a strong caramel malt, and some whiskey-like heat. young yes, but sheís already got a lot of weight in her build! Thanks JimMack!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Devilís night at Mullmans. 22oz bomber thanks to JIm. Pours a clear amber with almost no head. Lots of amarillo and cascade hops in the aroma just like dreadnaught, and robert the bruce. Thick sweet caramel malt aroma and flavor throughout. Light piney bitterness in the end. A bit overhyped, but still damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2007 Devilís Night At Mullmanís. 22oz. bomber. Nice clear reddish/copper color with a small beige head. Nice citrus and pine hop aroma(amarillo?) with some sweet malt. Sweet malty, caramel flavor that is balanced out by the big hop presence. Very nice fresh, I wonder how this beer will age? Probably pretty damn well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Thanks sick_boy282!! I have been awaiting a tasting of this! Pours a rich amber color with virtually no head and no lacing. Aroma is rich and warm with hints of roastiness and fruit, specifically a lot of pineapple. Flavor is very complex and rich and includes spice and sweetness in perfect balance. I also got some roastiness in the aftertaste. One of my favorite barleywines Iíve ever had. So complex and still so enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Not as big as I thought. For some reason, I expected this to be something like fifteen percent alcohol. Iím not dissapointed as this is a fine brew but I just have this idea in my head of Three Floyds cooking up beautiful brutality to such an extent it boggles the mind.

Carefully poured, this is a crystal clear deep ruby brew--just a bit of head that wanes somewhat quickly as I generally expect in such a high gravity brew. The nose here is very interesting; underneath the expected layers of pine, citrus and kind bud is sort of a roasty, savory, slightly salty note, in a strange way reminiscent of roasted meat. I canít explain it but itís there. Not as full bodied as I expected but w/ lively carbonation and a nice sweet citrus taste to compliment some more pine notes. Alcohol is very there but not at all unpleasant, a very refined ethanol kind of taste that provides a dry counterpoint to the malt sweetness. Iím finding this suprisingly quaffable given the sheer tonnage of ingredients that undoubtedly went into this. Iím not sure if this is worth the million gazillion dollars I paid for it but I enjoy it nonetheless and thatís what counts when the day is done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
It was a day of sharing. Phil (pdhabel) sharing Pannepot, Mike and Mollyís sharing Rogue Charlie, Drew sharing a 2004 and 2005 Dark Lord. So, it seemed the thing to do to share a bottle of Behemoth, with the disclaimer that it is not mature yet. Poured a deep ruby with a creamy beige head. Hops (itís Three Floyds, after all), sweet malt, caramel, vanilla, honey (?). Rich mouthfeel, smooth and syrupy and full. The flavor was sweet and syrupy and hoppy with elements of port. Itís true that this needs some aging but it is still, as is, a rewarding and awesome drink. Six more months, Nick? If I could hold out, it should be awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
From an 05 bottle thanks to Edward. The last time I sampled this it was $22 a growler at the brewery, including the jug! I like my barleywines in the English style rather than the overhopped American, but 3 Floyds does a nice job of balancing its overhopped bw with a great malt base. Lots of sweetness here with notes of toffee, caramel, and vanilla, honey, and apricot/peach. Certainly needs time as other have noted, and I will rerate again in a year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2005
Medium, clear amber hue with a short, tan, frothy head. Aroma of pine needles, basil, thyme, mint -- very herbal and piney. So much so that I canít detect much of the underlying malt. Heavily sweet, moderately bitter flavor. Heavily sweet, heavily bitter finish. Mostly caramel sweet, the malt flavor. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Tastes great, just smells like a spice rack.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Excited for this one, and once again Three Floyds lives up to the ratings. That being said I still think Old Horizontal is better, and no donít all start the hate mail at once. Anyway to the beer. Pours out a nice reddish tinged brown with a very small lacing head. The aroma is strong of amarillo hops. Very balanced and complex taste with notes of brown sugar, caramel and maybe a touch of a spice, and hops many hops. This has been hands down the hoppiest barleywine Iíve had, gonna let another bottle sit for a while, then try it. Overall a very solid beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Poured a clear amber color with a ruby tint a minimal off-white head. Aroma of hops and um hops and did I mention hops. The huge hop aroma covered everything else BUT it seemed tight. I donít know if it is the specific hop or that it is too much. I love tons of hop aroma but it didnít spread and fill it was more like a tight punch. A nice tight punch but there is always something a little wrong with getting punched. The flavor was malty sweet that became quickly replaced by hop big flavors. The alcohol seemed to thin up the very finish of an otherwise full bodied beer. Alcohol flavor was not there however.

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