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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

jefyou's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
What can I say other than this is the BEST BEER I have ever had. Now let me say that I drove an hour from Chicago to the brewrey to pick up some of 3 Floyds for the Super Bowl. I bought a growler of this barleywine and I feel in love (no I did not take it to the party, I am selfish). Now back to the beer; there may be better beers but I have never tried it. this one may get a boost from the fact that it did not sit on a boat from Europe for the last few months. Like a bouquet of flowers, fresh, sweet, intense. This beer is divine. Dark red/copper color. Almost no head but leaves a thick coating of lace in the glass neverless. This beer is not a thirst quencher by any means. Perfect for after dinner, late night. Unbelievebly smooth but intensely complex.Hard to find any faults. This is my second pint tonight (10.5%) so it has a real kick. I will definitely heading back to Munster, IN soon. By the way check my thoughts on Alpha King and Dreadnaught Ales - AMESOME.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (55) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Flaska på Monks Café, Stockholm. Det stod att den var från 2006, men vaxet var turkost. Ljus, lite grumlig öl. Doftar som en lagrad amerikansk barley wine ska, karamell, lite honung, en aning torkade frukter, lite humle. Smak av detsamma, endel beska finns kvar. God men inte något utöver det vanliga när det kommer till lagrade, beska barley wines, vilket jag dock gillar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours murky brown with a frothy offwhite head. A lot sediment observed. Aroma is caramel and hoppy. Taste sweet caramel, slightly bitter hops, a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (498) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Back in the day I would of loved this. The reason people say that Ipa’s turn into barley wine. Lots of hops and caramel malt. I found it easy to drink despite how big this was. Hoppy barely wine, not really my thing anymore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1274) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit if frothy head. Strong caramel. Less of a sweet malt bomb than other big barley wines. Alcohol well masked. Delicate complex flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUN 6, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Mikkeller’s CBC’12. Amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light citrusy fruity, Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body soft carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
This was pretty hoppy. Doesn’t taste like your typical barleywine. It was more like an ipa but I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (311) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Sharp. A bit too much oak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at Stout Barrel House. Tawny amber, low golden head. Chewy toffee and piney hops, full bodied with a long bitter finish. A great American barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1210) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle, 2015 release so quite fresh, 04/21/2015. Pours a ruby brown color, dense medium head with sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus with heavy grapefruit and noticeable tropical notes, sticky sweet toffee keeping pace with mildly resinous pine. Taste is grapefruit and thick bitterness balanced by sweet caramel malts and citrus zest, lingering grassy pine notes. Thick body, chewy. Really nice, a standard for the American style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Amber to brown with tan head. Raisin currant licorice and then usuall TF big hop nose. Flavor dark fruit caramel and hop bitterness.

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