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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a huge creamy off-white head that would not diminish and produced excellent lacing. Second most attractive brew I have seen. Heavy complex aroma of roasted malt , molasses, citrus and brown sugar. Medium to full body with a thick texture. Good flavor with heavy sweet and bitter and a long finish. Great brew for number 800.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bomber yellow wax poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pear, apricot, mango, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange, apricot, light woodiness and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13069) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very vinius. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Very alcoholic. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
2008 version. A dark amber barley wine with a thin off whit ehead. Smooth caramel malt in aroma, with light c-hops, very nice and subdued, vinous. In mouth, a smooth barley wine with light oxidation, biscuitty malt, very nice subdued c-hops, clean and blended. Tasted Dec. 19 2009.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 (Draught) Pours a medium brown with a medium-sized beige head. Had a wonderful array of fruit flavors and caramel. Alcohol was nicely covered by the abundant flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12682) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12271) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2009
2008 bottle from TheEpeist, thanks! Sark amber color. Plums, raisin and earthy hops in the aroma. Strong alcoholic flavor with grapes, plums, oak and pineapple. Pipe tobacco. Firm beer, malty sweet and with a good complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12231) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours orange-amber, with a thick off-white head. The nose is spice, honey, hot cross bun, sweet fruit, grass and pine. The taste is wood, leather, lemon pith, varnish, grass, resin, golden syrup, booze, spice, grass and hot cross buns, with a long, warming-bitter finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Overall a good hoppy barley wine, which I think I would prefer with a few years on it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12140) - 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.


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