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RATINGS: 1170   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
Rerateed 26.02.2014, 0,65l bottle (blue wax, blood fresh 2014 edition) sampled @ MAD Beer Brewing release @ Mielcke & Hurtigkarl:
Small slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh fruity, hop pellets, newly cut lawn, leafs, citrus peel, hints of pine needles. Taste is slightly concentrated fresh grassy, hop pellets, leafs, grass, pine needles, caramel malts, sap, dried fruits. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough, way too fresh for a barleywine, and maybe more in the triple IPA direction as it is now. (Rerated from 11.05.2012, tap @ CBC).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (619) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2014 bottle. Orange-amber pour with a white head. Malt-heavy aroma with sweet caramel, orange peel, and a bit of oak. Awesome sweet boozy taste of smooth caramel, oak resin, light citrus, some toffee, and a solid amount of both piney and earthy hops. Great sticky texture. A top-flight barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2014 I am not one to normally drink barley-wine style beers, but this was a treat. Not overly sweet, with a nice balance of malt and surprisingly hops. A beer to try. Nicely done FFF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (618) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2014 blue wax that had me thinking this bottle was 4 years old, still excellent though. Malty, alcohol aroma. Hazy amber color. Taste is sweet, caramel malt with a nice hops bitterness. Extremely well balanced and very easy-drinking for such a high ABV. Beyond excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duntoyou (104) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Blue wax. 2009 batch. Thanx too three floyds and mikkel! Sent of apple, cinnamon, chocolate, sweet. Nice. Robust body. Big body. Malts. Some apple. Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Thank you highwine! Pours a hazy amber thin white head. Malty caramel swamp alcohol aroma. Big malty caramel brown sugar and molasses taste with a bitter dry finish that lingers. Medium body light to medium carbonation. Wish I shared the bottle but fk it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy copper pour. Surprisingly hoppy aroma. Tons of citrus notes in it as well. Flavor is malty, naturally, and very hoppy which was quite surprising. Not so much a barley wine as it was a really big Imperial IPA almost. Im curious to see what age does to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2013 bottle. Dark reddish orange with a white head. huge citrus hop, grapefruit and malt in the nose and on the palate. Sweet and super hoppy. Like a malty triple IPA almost. I hate barleywine but I will definitely be drinking this again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1661) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Most recent batch, I believe (2014?) Aroma: Big grapefruit and a little pineapple; rich, intense caramel. Appearance: Dark, murky cola brown with a ring of bone head. Flavor: A bit more balance than the nose suggests; the malts fight back, but the hops (mainly grapefruit) are ever-present. Palate: Full body, tacky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Worthy of its reputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (646) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Really good barley wine. Real easy on the palaye with a really nice taste. Expect nothing less from 3 floyds.

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