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RATINGS: 1145   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2008
OK, does it count if I’ve only tasted this as part of a recipe? Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown made a caramel sauce for an ice cream Sunday out of this beer, and paired it with a Moloko Stout during a Three Floyd’s tasting given by two f the brewers. Great combo, and delicious sauce. Thumbs up for beer-food pairings, and the use of beer in recipes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol and rather hoppy - fruity. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 110512

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours a very pretty red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy, light strawberries, melons and lots of caramel. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly sweet, fine caramel and dried fruits. Good, high hoppiness. But it feels a bit ’old’ and rather dull - especially compared to that inflated average rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11121) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Amber/copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, vinous, little bitter, little citrus, nuts and grapefruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Amber with a lasting white head. Intense malt aroma with lots of peach and pine hops behind it. Intense and huge sweet malty flavour with lots of pine hops for a near balance. Too sweet and big to drink a lot, but a wonderful sip!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Behemoth [06 or before]BW-22oz bottle@Noogfest4.0-thanks tronraner–pours a white ring for a head and cloudy orange color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee, citrus/pine hops. Taste is dry, citrus/pine hops-some bitter, toffee. BW meets I2PA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2009 bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours lightly hazy amber with a four finger beige/tan head. Aroma seems pine over sweet malt. Medium body with medium carbonation. Malt is strong. Hop bitter is citrus? Heat is minimal, given the abv. Head does some lacing. Might be a bit toffee towards the end. Pretty well balanced finish. Bitter and sweet all at once. Pretty impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2012 vintage (red wax). Copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pineapple. A fair amount of booze, however. Very nice sweetness and bright hop flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, and oranges to go with light pine and floral notes. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. A hint of alcohol on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011
Name: Barley Wine
Date: October 16, 1998
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
Appearance: hazy amber
Aroma: big spicy malt aroma
Flavor: strong malt flavor, low bitter finish, quaffable, but not distinctive

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: ** /4

Name: Behemoth
Date: March 08, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: dark clear red, whispy tan head
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma with hints of fruit and earthy hops
Body: big sweet body
Overall: rich and malty, sweet and fruity, alcohol fumes, long bitter finish, some time will help the fruit ripen and the bitterness to blend and subside

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Behemoth
Date: July 07, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, creamy beige head that settles down into a fine head but is easily roused again, specks of dripy lace
Aroma: rich sweet hot dark caramel aroma with lots of fruity character balanced by earthy hops
Body: creamy velvet body that starts to get a bit sticky after a while
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor, fruity sweetness is balanced by lots of earthy bitterness, warming
Overall: should age very well for many years

Name: Behemoth
Date: January 12, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007
Score: 3.7
aging like an IIPA with the hops fading but the malt character is not coming out as it should, instead the malt sweetness is fading and being lost behind the earthyness, body thinning

Name: Behemoth
Date: February 20, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2007
malt is coming back now with the sweetness taking over from the bitterness, picking up a nice fruityness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Behemoth
Date: November 06, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma, lots of earthy hops
Flavor: hot sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, plenty of bitterness
Overall: more of a double IPA than a barleywine

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Behemoth
Date: October 29, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Danville Pub
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: opaque rust, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, lots of hops, earthy
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, crystal sweetness, plenty of hops, touch of bitterness, long bitter finish
Overall: still a double IPA rather than a barley wine

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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