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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2000
This is a good beer, but a little timid for a barley wine in my opinion. To me, it was more like a strong pale ale. I expect more intensity from a barley wine. Good, just not great. For reference, I consider Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barley wine to be a good example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Brought this back from Utah-its too bad that they don't distribute beer outside the state because this beer is as good as any barleywine you'll find. Its over a year old, so I'm sure that didn't hurt, but a nice solid malt core, good amount of hops both bittering and flavor. I wish I had a sixer to age some more, but I think this about $6 for one bottle since they're big on taxing "sin" products in Utah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (194) - Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours a very dark red. Aroma is sweet malt, fruits and some hops. Taste is slightly bitter but there is also sweetness from caramel malt and dark fruit. This beer is not nearly as hoppy as I expected from the reviews. I thought that might be due to age but it was bottled on 3/7/12 so that wouldn’t explain it. The alcohol is also evident but very tolerable. The body is medium and the finish on the dry side. A decent brew but I prefer Uinta’s IPA and Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2011
Sweet caramel, toffee and candied fruits. Lots of floral hops add to this very thin bodied barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Hop-forward barleywine. Nice flavors, but nothing really exciting. Tasted like a less exciting version of Old Ruffian. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle, Pours a dark caramel body with a tall loose tan head. Nose was mild and a muted with notes of toffee and sweet heavy malts The pallate is frothy and hot and seems fairly not together for only 10.4%, but nothing terrible. The flavor had notes of toffee, caramel, plums, dried apricots, sticky pine needles and heavy dark citirus, like an old blood orange. Very traditional tasting with little shiney "look at me" bells and whistles, but a good solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hcalsos (180) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
0.33l bottle @larsga. Red, brown colour with a semi-thick head. Caramel, coffee with hint of high alcohol. Taste is full of sweet malts, prunes, caramell and spices. Fullbodied with a nice lasting aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle pours a murky brown with a faint brown head. Aroma of caramel malt. Taste is bitter up front without much body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 24, 2007
At the Barleywine festival (Toronado SF) Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a nice long lasting off white head Nose of vanilla, orange, some sherry and slight caramel along with a sizeable blast of citrusy hop notes PalateMedium bodied... with restrained carbonation which along with the hop balance keep the malt incheck Taste: When cold rather one dimensional with some caramel and citrusy bite... as it warms up.. layers of vanilla orange blossom and some alcohol warmth with sherry like notes and a woody hop flavors showthru Overall: A rather underrated (underground) barleywine.. who can argue with 3rd place in 2007 (Yep ! I was a judge there) a complex barley wine absolutely worth seeking out.. just make sure you DO NOT drink it cold.. let it warm up and the magic begins

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a very dark brown with a fine tan head. Smells malty and tastes a complex malty with some slight roasted flavor. Very subtle taste of hops and a great taste, especially considering it is 10.4%. I am very impressed with all of the Uinta beers I have had so far.

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