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RATINGS: 1157   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


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11821) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bluegoosed (47) - - JAN 23, 2015
Had on tap at 3 Floyds. Fairly sweet flavors of hop, citrus, and malt. Decent but too sweet for me - just not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1934) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
This borderlines on double IPA for me because of its intense bitter hop flavor. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Nice sweet caramel and big hop aromas. Flavors are smooth sweet caramel followed by a hop explosion. Awesome stuff. No alcohol detected at all.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beersammich (58) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours with a decent head. Smells great, tastes great. Extremely well balanced, nothing overwhelming the other. Tastes of hops, citrus, mild alcohol taste, slightly bitter finish. A really great beer. Had from a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2120) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared with plovmand. Bottle with yellow wax. Hazy amber body with a tiny head. Plums, raisins, brown sugar, crackers, dark fruit. Smooth and soft. Really delicious despite the 7 years of age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Yellow wax. Shared with Hallinghansen. It pours hazy deep Amber with a medium off white head. Loads of sweet cracker like malt and hops with dried fruity notes. The flavor is really malty with rich nutty and caramel notes. Ripe dried fruits and sweet biscuits. I find a mysterious off notes I can’t describe but he’ll it’s 8 years old. Still going strong!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (99) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Hazy brown orange. Hoppy, citrus, ripe fruit. Medium body, cotton candy, citrus taste. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2010 bottle courtesy of warpedsilver... Caramel amber brown in color... Aroma of raisins, tomato, dark fruits.... Flavor of overripe fruits, raisins, caramel, oak... Light citrus hop notes that persists onto palate... Amazingly good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - Ruby red clear, lacking head. NOSE - Clearly a barely wine. Good age smell. FLAVOR - Smooth as my backside. NOTES - Excellent barley wine. I hear it's better at 3 years than 8 (thanks Shigegado).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
How: Bottle, 2009 vintage..
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, citrus, apricots, mango, alcohol, peach, tropical fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, tropical fruit, grass, hops,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (620) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2013 bomber. Pours dark amber with some sediment near the end. Aroma of orange peel, honey, hops, and prune. Tastes very smiling and sweet with an aggressive, hoppy/boozy bitter finish. Flavors of brown sugar, orange, hops, and slight dark fruit hints. Very nice sipper.


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