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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2004 vintage - Ruddy chestnut color with a small tan head. Nice bread dough, toffee, caramel, grapefruit and earthy aromas. Flavor profile has some holes - roasted malt, biscuit, grapefruit and toffee all present, but not as developed or full as top notch barleywines. Alcohol a little too present. Good, not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - APR 22, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Poured of dark chestnut/orange hue with a luscious foamy tan cap. The nose is of burnt oranges, warm caramel malts with some heavy toasted breadiness with pungent hops that produce pine and citrusy overtones. Earthy notes sinder behind most of the hop twinge in the nose. My sniffer is having an orgasm! The taste started with hops up front, bittering with pine and dark citrusy stuff of orange and highly ripe peaches, malts play second fiddle with burntish caramel and toffee, crispy biscuit toasty edging, touches of chocolate, brown sugar, and then turns back to a hoppy finish of pine and citrus orange. The bottle says it’s at 10%abv but it doesn’t burn like it. I have a sixpack of the no. X that i’m laying down to age. I just hope I can keep my paws off for the next year or two. This is without a dobt one of the best barley wines that i’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
12 oz bottle labeled as a 2006 bottle. Deep ruby brown color with no head. Alot of raisin, toffee, and molasses in the aroma. Slightly sweet, good bitterness, a bit of oak notes, and smooth. Nice barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2006
X: Deep brown body wit ha touch of red and short lived tan head. Upfront nose with a lot of caramel, toffee, melon, dried fruits (pineapple) and herbal/resiny hops. Firm mouthfeel with a little fine carbonation. Fat vinious malts, touches of rum cake, and more dried fruit. Balanced expertly by large but not overpowering herbal hoppyness. Alcohol makes it taste a bit dryer than it is but picks back up in sweetness in the finish wiht a fair amount of toffee, more malt, and a hop bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Dark, translucent mahogany with a medium tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of sweet malt, toffee, caramel, and a bit of piney hops. Flavor is primarily sweet, and just barely cloying, with upfront sweet malty, toffee flavors. Saved by a nicely balancing crisp hop bite, and more of the pine first found in the aroma. For the most part, this is a fairly standard barley wine - malt-forward and sweet with heavy alcohol - but improves on that standard considerably with pine and bitterness. Surprisingly quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (471) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2013
12 oz bottle: pours dark amber almost brown small head good lacing. Aroma citrus and resin hops big caramel malt slight floral. Taste is salty and bitter. Rich good texture with little alcohol burn. Really good barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2014
From bottle pours dark ruby copper with yellowish head. Generous lacing. Caramel aroma. Taste is sweet with a significant bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2006
From 2004 bottle. Pours a murky brown with tan head. Nose is sweet, roasted caramel malts and brown sugar. Flavor is more of the same with a decent bitter finish. A well balance BW, but with a hint of metallic in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (455) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter. Dark mahogany color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, and some alcohol. Flavor is malty again with the dark fruit and molasses, but has a spicy bite towards the finish. It comes across like rye, but it may be from the hops used. Body is actually sort of light for a barley wine. While the flavors are quite bold as one would expect from a barley wine, the lighter body actually makes this quite drinkable, and the alcohol is not as strong in the flavor as many.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Pours medium brown with a quick, light brown head. Nose is sweet with notes of red wine, sweet malt, and coriander. Taste is a classic barley wine, with a balanced sweet malt to a fairly strong bitter hop base. Alcohol is present but does not detract. Finish is bitter. A solid but not especially unique take on the style.

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