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RATINGS: 1171   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (227) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
22 oz bottle with yellow wax (2007). Poured a small white head, that dissipated quickly. Pretty nice lacing. Smells of caramel, vanilla, with some hops and malt mixed in. Tastes of caramel and vanilla quite strongly, and maybe a little citrus. Goes down with some hop bite at the end, but quite full-bodied, and the taste stays throughout. Overall quite good though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2010
On tap at the Trion. A very impressive beer. I’m not often much for a barleywine, but the wonderful aroma and smooth, creamy sweet taste really made for a great experience. I look forward to going back for another pint!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Pours out amber color with some foam. Taste is hoppy and malty. Sweet fruity notes with nice bitter hops. Low alcohol burn, very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Thanks to Kiefdog for this yellow-waxer. Very excellent barleywine, well balanced with both big malt and big hop, quite drinkable for the abv, held up well with a bit of age.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
on tap at fff brewpub and purchesed a couple bombers. it pours a golden red color with a tiny white head. The smell is of dried fruits and citrus. the taste is is a nice bitter hoppiness along with a sweet and fruity taste. This will be good on a cold winter night to warm you an a loed one up.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yumyum (216) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
this was my surprise of the night at dld 09. Not all that experienced with barley wines but this was one that impressed me immensely. Seemed to me like a imperial ipa (I actually preferred this to the dreadnaught). Big hops in the nose and flavour wise but a fair bit sweeter than expected. EAsy drinking for abv. Complex mix of hops some citrus, espec grapefruit and sugary sweetness. Really good

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 On tap (if I remember correctly) at Three Floyds brewpub. Quite a big barleywine-- loud and proud. Has that distinct 3F hop flavor-- helps hide the alcohol. I couldn’t drinkt his all night-- one glass was plenty. But it was extremely complex in flavor and well balanced for such a potent brew. 3-2-08 on tap at FFF: Better than I remembered. Did they tweak the recipe, or did the brewing gods just smile down on this batch? What a wonderful initial hop aroma and flavor. And then the complex barleywine flavors slowly take over the palate-- just sublime. Closest beer to a perfect rating that I’ve had in a long time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Big barleywine. Awesome sweet fruit and caramel notes. Hops add good bitter back to all of the sweetness. Big alcohol finish. Great barleywine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 22oz bottle, Yellow wax. Pours dark amber with a moderate off-white head. The depth of flavors is incredible. Lots of hops with caramel/alcohol sweetness and hints of dark fruits. A perfectly balanced barley wine. Yet another amazing, huge beer from Three Floyds.


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