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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uinta’s anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round. (Uinta’s anniversary is observed and noted by the change of the roman numeral on the label.) Uinta’s 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 “barley wine” 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottled 9/28/08. Pours a clear dark amber-copper color creating a thin, but tight, creamy head. Exits the bottle thick and viscous. Dominant aromas of caramel candies, toasted malts and dark brown sugar are initially noted. Although described on the label as a malty barleywine a substantial amount of citrusy and piney hop aromas make their way through in the background. Some faint distracting and somewhat unwanted aromatic medicinal and oxidation notes are noted also. For such a young bottle this is quite unusual. Palate is slick, full and oily with a very fine carbonation level. Great mouthfeel for a high ABV beer. Flavors start out on the malty side with assertive notes of burnt caramel candies, toasted malts, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and a touch of sherry. A nice balance of moderately bitter pine and grapefruit rind hop flavors slide in at the finish to cut through the sweetness. Overall a pleasant, full bodied warm sipper; perfect for a chilly winter night. At $9.99 per sixer a great value also.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2008
14th Anniversary Bottle: Courtesy of TBC...thanks Matt. Pours a clear, dark amber with no head. Notes of caramel, roasted malts, wheat and a hint of fruitiness...not much of a hop profile to it. Medium bodied...flavors of toasted grains, some woodsy/earthy characteristics and some hints of caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Pours dark amber with offwhite head that retains reasonably well to a thin laced rimjob. Nose is fresh with some pine and brown sugary baked goods. Palate has the same elements with piney hops, caramel & brown sugar sweetness, and a little alcohol warmth on the finish. More easy drinking than many barleywines. I’ll have to get this one on draft when I’m in Utah next time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
The XVI anniversary version. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a cream colored head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts and an underlying of citrus hops. Flavor of citrus hops with an overall fruity/caramel flavor. I like the balance of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Uinta X, tap at Naja’s from early December. Mahagony brown pour with small head. Very rich sweet malty aromas and flavors - caramel, toffee, dark fruits - touch of plum. Alcohol very present. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (652) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Aroma: Fruity (citrus, raisin, berry) and spicy hops; light caramel malt, sweet, subtle toast. Can smell a little alcohol.
Sweet malty flavor, with bread and caramel malt in the background. Balanced with firm bitterness, and candy-ish fruity (citrus, plum, and almost strawberry-like?), tongue-numbingly spicy hop flavor. Warming--but little to no alcohol flavor.
"Best before 11/8/13"

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2011
XVII. Pours a dark amber with a thin off-yellow head, fast to fade. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, grassy and citrusy hops. Taste is quite crisp; dark fruit, bitter hops, warm malty notes throughout. Strong alcohol taste; bitter finish; lemon rind. Nice. Mouth feel is smooth. Interested in seeing how it ages.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle XVII Pour: Ruby/Amber, light beige head, minimal lace. Aroma: burnt sugar, brown sugar, toffee, slight booziness, citrus hops. Taste: burnt caramel, toffee, citrus, slight earthiness, pine, toasty. MF: medium, chewy sticky body, light carb. solid brew. Overall: tasty brew, nothing special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2009
XV. 12 Oz bottle from the huge liquor store in Park City. Brownish ruby red pour with a loose tan head. Huge sweet malty nose. Subdued hops, bananas, vanilla. Flavor is similar, with more hops apparent. Lingering bitter finish. Full and oily body. Drinkable but quite sweet. Tastes and smells like a barley wine - scotch ale hybrid. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours nice dark ruby caramel color, little bit of off white foam dissipates quickly. Nose is all caramel and booze, with maybe just a hint of toffee thrown in. The taste is an intensified match, and a lovely balance of sugary sweet with tangy, semi-bitterness and booze. Lovely clean finish with a nice lingering on the tongue and teeth. Top drawer stuff in the style.


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