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RATINGS: 1146   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Settles a hazy light copper tone i the glass with a beige head. The aromas here a very very fresh. Big hop profile coming through. I think this was brewed in march 2014. This could just as weel have been a trippel ipa. Now to the taste.. Ok here we have a maltier background with a little caramel and hazelnut. But it is still very very herbal and piney, very hoppy. The mouthfeel is lively and has a medium body. The finish is.. (you guessed it) hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (432) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
2012 bottle aged 2yrs. Pours a hazy dark reddish orange color with sticky off white head that laced my glass. The aroma is of a hoppy citrus with defined tones of sweet malted carmel grains. From memory, age has tamed the hop driven scents than fresher version. Because of the age to this brew the carmel aroma is more dominating with a pleasant moderation of herbel and citrus like hop scents. In tasting I picked up a very welcoming bitterness with a nice blending of sweet sugary grains and booze. There is a medium body to this beverage, making it very drinkable. The finish is desirable even with a boozy dryness that lingered. Overall I was surprised that this aged well. Honestly I thought when I had this fresh that it could not get any better but the behemoth proved me wrong, you got to love the barleywine style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle, 2012 version. Hazy hazelnut brown with a small tan head. Caramel, cookies, berries, dry flowers, figs, honey. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Long warming finish. Surprisingly soft and mellow and drinks kind of easy. Deserves its place on the top list of barley wines.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark hazy amber pour with an off-white head. Big hops aromas with notes of dark fruits. Taste is hoppy upfront but as the beer warms up it mellows and the sweet malts come forward. Abv is well-hidden. Pretty good, Iím definitely interested to see how well this one ages.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Yellow wax Ohio version. Nose is full of hops and sticky malt. Slightly oxidized sherry. Some dark fruit and vinous character. Slight carbonation. Sticky on the lips. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (784) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Yellow wax (2011 OH only release). Pours a murky orange-brown color, minimal head. Boozy, sweet, grainy, light fruity notes in the aroma. Grainy, semi-sweet, caramel malt, and a decent amount of alcohol/boost flavor in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (670) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottles hate thanks to drewfiss. 2011 yellow wax Ohio only bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow and orange. Aroma is strong boost, lots of sugar. Taste is surprisingly not that strong, mild. It does warm the throat a bit though. Really lite on the pallets too, again I am surprised. Really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Reddish color with little aroma. Surprisingly hoppy, but Iíve come to expect this from 3F. Overall decent but not worth the $18 we paid for a bomber.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Small amount of carbonation. Brown reddish body. Not too much aroma. Some alcohol grainy smell. Slightly fruity taste. Some sweet bread notes. Itís decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Behemoth pours a wonderful dark brown with a thin head and good lacing. This is extremely well balanced, with plummy and toffee notes. Opens up as it warms, as with any solid barleywine.


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