sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage, purple wax, at Brandonís 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 í08 Old Crusty that preceded it.
Thisis12ptfont (1094) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of sweet malts, toasted sugars, melted caramel, sugar covered plums, tangerines, dates, toffee, deep amber malts, barley, wheat and intense pines and resin. Pours a darker copper with a apricot tint and thin foam and lace. Taste brings intense sweetness, sugars, deep fruits and crisp caramel upfront. Hops are immediately present afterwards with heavy bitterness, pines, resins, oils and tangerine notes. Finishes dry and hoppy with a noticeable booziness, Overall, very impressive. Well balanced between heavy barley wine malts and american style hops. A+ rating.
markducommun (836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight ruby brown color, clear. Small tan head. Molasses, light vanilla. Pine resin. Some earthiness. Sweet, some bitterness. Heavy body, chewy. Oily. Long finish. Great.
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snoot8726 (82) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2016 black glitter wax vintage. Pours brown with a white head. Huge hop presence on the nose with caramel, toffee and a touch of maple. Sweet hoppy flavor with a great mouthfeel. Yeah itís hoppy for a barleywine but what do you expect from 3 floyds? No hops? Pfft, come on now. Fantastic brew.
Dorkenstein (362) - - FEB 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge brown sugar, caramel, and candied orange aromas. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, pine tar, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. 2016 black glitter wax.
mambossa (262) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2016 black glitter wax. Pours a royal red-amber gold with creamy short-lasting off-white head. Nose of pungent, dripping apricot and maple-y honey, fruitcake glaze, desserts upon desserts wafted by a big booze hotness. Smells a bit like a diabetic hulk-sized alpha king. Flavor presents the same with a refined and easy bitterness, initially a big syrupy body with a triumphantly clean, non-cloying finish. As it warms the alcohol can make your tongue feel like an asphalt parking lot on a July day. Still has that trademark FFF candy hoppiness flavor. This one doesnít disappoint.
Theydon_Bois (16226) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at home with JF, IP trade with the Baldwizzard, 13/02/16. Yellowwax so guess 2006 rew.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed beige covering.
Nose is caramel xauce, light spice, fruit cake, raisens, hoppy underpin, light booze tunes
Taste comprises Xmas cake, light spice, toffee, earthy hop, biscuit crumble, light pine, dark fruit rinds.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey balanced close.
Solid BW .. good dose of hops without being OTT ..has held up extremely well for 9+ years.
stoutnick (824) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle pour from Lincoln - thanks heaps mate! Golden brown pour. Aroma is sugary sweetness. Taste is sticky caramel, sweetness, delicious - so smooth! Overall - great easygoing barleywine. Solid stuff.
Cybercat (4841) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy, barely translucent honey golden. Aroma presents malty, honey and fruity tones. Honey, malt and fruity tones round out a pleasing flavor. Mouthfeel features firm body and good fizz. This is a behemoth.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at 101 Beer Kitchen December 28, 2015 in a snifter.
Look - Very light brown with a red tint. See through. Awesome finger of thick bubbled head. A lot of lacing. I was expecting much darker.
Smell - Ginger bread. Cherry. Bread. Hop. Lighter fruits. Raisin. Cinnamon.
Taste - Ginger. Cinnamon. Cherry.
Feel - At 10.5% it is very smooth. Not as carbonated on swallow as it looks but sits a little bubbly. Little burn.
Overall - Surprised by the color. Hops come through just enough. A lot going on.
markextrae (3330) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. 2013 orange wax bottle. poured e clearer orange to amber colour with a long lasting white head on top. aroma is very hop forward, with some sweet dried apricots, and stone fruits shining trough. sweet toffee, and sticky caramel, and just a ton of sweet fruited candy sugar. taste is very bitter, still a lot of old bitter hops and dried apricots. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. but iím not a fan. to hoppy for a barley wine. quite a mess