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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uintaís anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round. (Uintaís anniversary is observed and noted by the change of the roman numeral on the label.) Uintaís award winning barley wine has a dark amber hue with a rich malty character. Serious amounts of hops are used to balance its hardy alcohol content of over 10% ABV. Originating in England in the nineteenth century, barley wines are brewed with the same traditional ingredients as beer: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. There are no grapes or fruit used in the brewing process. The name ďbarley wineĒ refers to its alcohol content being similar to that of most wines, ranging from 8.5% to 14% ABV. Unlike most beers, barley wines age remarkably well. If you have the will power, set an Anniversary Barley Wine aside for a year or more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aromas of caramel, orange, slight gingerbread, and nutty aromas, with some booze. Mostly clear, ruby complexion, with visible yeast. Off-dry, strong, fruity, with notes of raisin and dried apricot, and balanced nicely by later hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Mahogany colored with a layer of sudsy tan foam and bubbles. Mild notes of citrus, caramel malt, dark fruits and pine resin in the aroma. Taste opens up with a fair amount of toasted malt, caramelized sugars and toffee along with some raisin and citrus rind toward the end. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a bit of creaminess and low carbonation. Definitely on the hoppier end of the spectrum for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
Weak head not unknown in barley wines murky ruby red pour mild carbonation aromas caramel pine honey to toffee fruits butter the flavours honey then toffee fruits caramel tamarillo note malt chocolate grapefruit crisp hops dark rich fruits pine a dry note alcohol superb note the finish impressive ale rich malty sharp hops the fruits are so good bitter finish superb ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1744) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a deep brown amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of sweet caramel and boozy earth on the nose. The palate is big and round with lots of subtle sweet malt character that mingles nicely with earthy rustic grain, toasted notes, booze creeps in the midpalate then smooths out with a touch of bitter walnut on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beardaxe (168) - - OCT 5, 2013
There is nothing "bad" about this beer, but it ultimately felt lacking. Aroma of a typical barleywine. Butterscotch sweetness. Flavor lacks the typical sweetness you get barleywines. High bitterness for the style. Yet not much in the way of hop flavor that you get from the hoppy barleywines. What's left is a moderately bitter, low sweetness, malty beverage that doesn't know what it wants to be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, deep-brown garnet color, with a thin, dark tan head. Scents of malts, hops, some spices, and caramel. The taste is sweet and malty with a nice hop bite in the finish. Slight alcohol burn lingers on the palate. Medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Iíd reckon the bottle is perhaps a year old. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. About two fingers of mocha-colored head is formed, with an excellent creaminess. Retention is decent, and as the head fades, it leaves behind spotty lacing on the glass. S: This still has some notable leafy, tobacco-esque hop touches left in it. I even notice some touches of roasted malts, to go alongside the (mild) caramel. Thereís also a touch of must. Iím not blown away by the aroma, though I like the lack of boozy qualities. T: Thereís a small touch of roasted malt to open the brew up. Iím glad the hops donít just provide a generic bitterness at its age, but also some noticeable flavors of spruce, tobacco, marijuana, and general herbs. There is a touch of earthy booze flavor on the back end - though itís not really felt - and even a bit of salty umami. The latter grows bolder as it warms up, which isnít entirely desirable. Other than that, there isnít much to fault here. M: Medium bodied and rather creamy. The long finish does a good job of drying the palate without exposing the alcohol too severely. This is fairly easy to drink for 10.4%, also. O: Good barleywine. Some will dislike it low sweetness, but I enjoy the fact itís not cloying. Iím not sure how much Iíd like this fresh; this seems like itís at the perfect age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoulderOnTap (8) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
Typical mahogany color for a Barleywine with an impressive head that hangs on for a few minutes and eventually creates some solid lacing on the back of the glass. Banana bread, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla come through on the nose and all of those flavors pull through on the palate. A little oak also creeps in with the increasing sweetness as the beer warms. That said, this is a fryer Barleywine than most and it goes down very easy, it isnít as cloyingly sweet as some. Strong effort from Uinta here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crhensel (133) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
A remarkable barley wine! Poured a deep copper color with a lot of caramel in the nose. The taste was rich in the Carmel as well along with some fig and candied sugar. This was a very refreshing, warming beer that was definitely worth savoring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Sampled at the Brewís Best Beer Fest on my trip to Vegas, back in 2011. Poured a dark copper colour with a creamy beige head. Grainy nut scent with little farm notes. Thick mouthfeel. Taste of dark fruits with some hints of nuts. A nice and easy drinking barleywine.

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