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RATINGS: 1161   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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Pours dark brown. Reminds a lot of grapefruit, but with a hint of some nice candylike sourness. Really tickles the senses!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2011
2008 Vintage Very complex, itís almost a mix between a Imperial IPA and a Barley Wine. It has some of the nice tropical fruit components of IIPA, but has the smoth and rich body of a Barley Wine. Flavor is lots of apricot, pineapple, figs, caramel. This goes down easy, the balance and how it gets the great fruit flavors together. I had no problem drinking a whole bottle alone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 15, 2001
This is a big, hoppy BW. Definately smooth going down with the typical BW heat. Great offering from 3Fís!! Keep em coming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
22oz. Bottle. 2013 orange wax. Pour is a rich mahogany with off white head. Aroma of caramelized malt and fruity cherry notes. Flavor is very smooth and balanced. Cherries, caramel, with hints of chocolate and brandy. Dangerously drinkable at 12% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2006 commercial description is accurate.....nice beer to sip on over a long period of time... would be nice to try again a year or so from now.................wow this review sucks.....this has to be the best idea i have ever come up with...sip a barley wine....oh well i should probobly add something about this being over-rated, but maybe i am just a jerk and want to be disagreable this beer had a sweet bottle....that is one sexy beast

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Dark ruby color, sweet taste and thick mouthfeel. All sorts of huge carmel smells and flavors. There is also a huge hop presence in the smell and in the taste. Very piney resiney hops with a perfect bitter backend. Nick Floyd did a perfect job with the little description of this beer, it is right on point. Very good! My perfect barleywine. Thanks Jeff for letting me try a bottle of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
acquired in trade - 22 oz. bottle into a snifter Pours a mahogany red with a smallish head which completely disappeared. Very light lacing which didnít last. Nose is ripe cherries, bananas and butterscotch. Hoppy start gave way to dark fruit, esp. cherries, banana and butterscotch. It almost tastes like a lighter sherry. There is a little hop bitterness in the dry finish. Some alcohol warming is there, but less that the 12.5% might lead you to expect. The mouthfeel is creamy but light for the style. This was an OK barleywine but not a favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
POD (198) - USA - JUN 16, 2007
Found a 2007 bomber at Whole Foods in Columbus, OH. Strong sweet cirus aroma. Creamy tan head that disipates quickly. Nice lacing rings circled my large glass dimpled mug every 2 inches or so. Three Floyds really knows how to incorporate an almagamation of robust, full-bodied, complex flavors into itís brews. Various floral and citusy hopness swirls through this brew all the way to the end. 12% ABV is well disguised and will nail you before your finished. The finish is sweet carmel that lingers and finishes with a mellow bitter citrus. I really loved this ale. If it didnít cost so much, I would drink it all of the time.

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