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RATINGS: 1189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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
2014 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2015 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2016 Bottle release - Black Metallic Wax

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2005
bottled. Poured a clear dark red with little to no head. Aroma was strong on citrus hops with a hint of sweet malt and alcohol. Flavor was huge on hops with a good amount of sweetness to offset the bitter. Finished off with an alcohol flavor that definitely let you know this was not for the weak hearted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1088) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot8726 (78) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2016
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorkenstein (344) - - FEB 21, 2016
Huge brown sugar, caramel, and candied orange aromas. Taste is grapefruit, orange peel, pine tar, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. 2016 black glitter wax.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (258) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3204) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
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

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