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RATINGS: 1176   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Bomber on the Pacific ocean beachside... I thought it was going to be too big for the heat of the tropics, yet it was hugely refreshing, yet satisfying. Wonderful aromas, complex flavors sweet yet hoppy, smooth yet rude. Sweet malts, with citrus hops... Heaven.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 1, 2003 Holy sweet malty hops! The signature 3Floyds Hop pops in and out of this thick and candied mouthfeel reigning in any potential syrupiness. The alcohol warms and gives this dessert beer a mature, port-like sensation. A great beer to drink while pondering life. Eddie G- thanks again!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours with a cloudy, dark ruby body and a small, creamy off-white head. Nose is a very interesting & nice blend of dark fruit, bready malts, and a citrusy grapefruit aroma. Flavor nicely blends dark, sweet caramel maltiness with a grapefruity hoppiness. Finished with a strong hop bite that seemed a bit incongruous. Palate is very smooth, and alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Medium reddish color with virtually no head. Flavors are of orange peel, sweet malt, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor starts of sweet and fruity but ends almost too bitter with intense hops and alcohol. If it was balanced better I would have enjoyed this much more... Overall it is good but surely not worth the price - worth trying once but still a bit much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2 0z bottle. Pours golden orange with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Flavors of caramel, toffee, malt and faint hops. The barley wine flavors were there, however, they seemed muted, almost like a watered down barley wine. Very average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (227) - 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!

4.5
   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.

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.


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