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RATINGS: 1157   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Orange-waxed 2013 bottle pours deep red-amber with a decent head. Attractive aroma is a bit too flowery, giving a hint of perfume. Alcohol is partly hidden, but still drinks like 10% ABV. Feel: a little hot on the tongue, this would no doubt benefit from some aging. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (234) - - FEB 2, 2014
Dark amber pour with almost no head. Strong caramel sweetness and grapefruit hops. Oily, sticky palate. A little too sweet and the alcohol isn’t as we’ll integrated as some other barley wines.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3496) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Unclear amber of color with a off white head. An aroma of malt, bread, sweets, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. A flavor of malt, bread, hops and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3306) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Haven't liked any barleywines before. But 3 Floyd's as usual, changed my mind. Draft at Eataly. Cloudy light red color. Sweet raisin plum and fruity taste. Hides the high ABV well too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2106) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Pretty sure this was 2013 and possibly kbudd brought it during August tasting. Nose: Sweet orange and brown sugar, lime, T: malt , light brown sugar, weak molasses, orange, light acid, all around excellence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2397) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 2013 Orange Wax ... Hazy amber pour with a thin off white head and sticky lacing.... aroma of lemons and mangos/lots of citrusy hops and as these age piney and sweet caramel malts come out .... taste is of deep caramel malts, mango, orange, juicy fruits and citrusy hops with a bitter hoppy/malty balance of flavors .... bit of warming booze in the finish .... mouthfeel is lively bitter and slick with a medium body .... def aging one of these to see how the hops mellow out .... Taste becomes more of a chewy caramel and of piney hops as it ages. Boozy edge disappeared with age

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle share. Aroma is sweet, with alcohol coming across on the nose. Big and chewy, extremely sweet. (from notes)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2013 vintage Golden Amber / red Nose is loaded with Tobacco and super spicy peppercorn. Very bitter beer….like this was once a hop bomb and just faded and very intensely chewy. A lot of very biscuity and loaded with tobacco and cloves. Too intense actually in sweetness, caramel and tons of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3639) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle that is one year old. Hazy Amber color with decent level of carbonation. Lace down the side of the glass. Nose is Crystal malts, toffee, orange spice and tobacco leaves. Flavor is much the same with plenty of bitterness. Tobacco leaves mixed with toffee and caramel. Level of bitterness is real high. I guess it should sit a bit longer. Not buying into the hype on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to lurchingbeast for this one: AS AN EXTRA!! White wax: 2011 A: Pours a whiskey orange with a three finger head which resonates for quite some time. The head is burnt cream color of thick, fine viscosity. Lacing is excellent. S: The smell of hops burst toward me upon cracking this beer even before pouring. Pine, resin, grapefruit, caramel malts. Pretty standard combo, but well presented. T: Sweet, alcoholic, sweet, alcoholic. The citrus of the hops comes through after a bit, but nonetheless, the alcohol is not well addressed in this beer. M: Slick and medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. The beer leaves the mouth slick for a moment, then dry for the finish. D: The beer is okay. The alcohol is poorly concealed. I’m disappointed. Too sweet for a fresh Barleywine. I can see why many enjoy the beer (presuming those who like this also find Hopslam and TwoHearted, Pliny to be the best of the best out there - sweet). Can’t say it’s for me though. Serving type: bottle 02-25-2011

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