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RATINGS: 1140   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle pours amber with nice head, aroma is rich sweet malts, taste is very smooth sweet barley with a nice hop finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Pours deep, hazy reddish amber with low white head. Aroma of muscovado, resin, butterscotch, light vanilla, hints of citrus. Taste is alcohol and toffee sweet with a long lingering light bitter caramel finish. Creamy, rich body with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
Pours amber with a low tan head. Aroma is caramel, honey, cane sugar, figs, dates. Taste is honey, caramel, figs, dates, hay. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2012 red wax A- pours a milky apple cider brown with a lightly frothy egg shell colored head. Minimal lacing. S- sweet malty grains, cider, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, autumn spices, honey, ginger, mustiness, grass, earth and resin. M- medium tacky body for such a prominent ABV with a medium to full palate. Good carbonation. T- starts slow with some malts, grains and zinc. Overripe apples, ginger, cinnamon, bitter lemon pith, butter and toffee next. Ending is long with dry earth, mustiness, pine resin, coriander, some lemon and bitter grasses. The end sweetens with some molasses and honey as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (790) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2008 vintage, purple wax, at Brandon’s house, shared 4 ways. Thanks, Ryan. Murky brown with a thin off white head. Deep, big, malty, bright red fruit, alcohol, herbal, caramel. Surprisingly fruity. Much more mellow than and preferable to the ’08 Old Crusty that preceded it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Voodoo barrelroom release bottleshare. Poured darkish orange with light white head. Aroma of barley sweetness. Taste light sour sweet taste. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Amazing aroma. Incredible appearance - dark almond brown color. Love the caramel malts!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (213) - - SEP 18, 2013
A bomber pour a few months back. My favorite barleywine at the time, Sucaba and Angels Share has since taken that top spot. BB is a great sipping barley! What reeled me in sip after sip was the Carmel sweetness! I can’t wait for the ’14 release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, thnx to Bytemesis, drank on my birthday! Yay! Red wax, 2012 vintage. Pours a murky brownish beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma is incredible, alcoholic, herbal, malty, chocolate and faint hoppyness. Flavour is sweet and complex, lots going on. Very fruity, malty and again a touch of chocolate. Alcohol is present, bit certainly not overwhelming in any way. Awesome brew, very well crafted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1766) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 22 oz bottle thanks to JStax. 2013 orange wax bottle. Pours a murky brown-orange color with a small foamy that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is a great mix of musty citrus hops with sweet malt. Caramel, toffee, grapefruit, oranges, brown sugar, flowers and toasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet with just a light bitterness. Fairly intense, rich caramel, toffee, and brown sugar is countered with citrus and floral hops. Slightly boozy finish but no burn. Medium to thick body with an oily and syrupy mouthfeel. Very smooth sipper. Very good barley wine.

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