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RATINGS: 669   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (7995) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2010
I bought a bottle of this great beer at the BSF-bar at GBBF last year. XVI Anniversary, bottled on 20.02.09, 10.4% abv. Rocky, off-white head with fair duration that left a lacy trail down the sides of the glass. Deep, ruby-brown body. Rich aroma of bread-like malts and spicy hops. Full taste of dark caramel malts and dark fruity hops overlaid by dark, bitter spices. Lingering bittersweet tail added by gently warming alcohol. A very nice drink and perfect to the green winter up north (Tromsø, 01.07.2010).

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
12 oz 17th anniversary bottle bought from holiday wine cellar in escondido poured into pint glass. Looks deep dark ruby red. perfect 1 finger tan head. smells like red malts with thick yeastiness. tastes a bit bitter on the front then lots of red amber and caramel malts. also some spices and wheat. overall 8.5 of 10.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Vertical tasting at Craig’s. XIV. Dark red colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of alcohol, candy sugar, caramel and leather. Flavours of chocolate, raisins, caramel, black pepper and alcohol. Long alcohol hum with moderate carbonation and prickle. XVI same appearance with a much more subdued nose. Aroma of caramel, tar, leather and a little smoke. Alcohol quite present. Mouth-feel is somewhat oily. I prefer the XIV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10774) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle at the Semi-Final Tasting, my place in London. Thanks to Jack, I think. Pours clear amber with a strong, off-white head. Big nose of caramel, ripe fruit, bready malts, toffee and a bit of pine. Nice flavor with heavy, sweet bread, resinous pine, ripe and semi-dark fruits, caramel. Medium to big in body with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish with lots of toasted sugar, pine, sticky sugar, a bit of dirt, earth, toffee and yet more caramel. Solid. A quintessential American barley wine. Highly enjoyable stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hcalsos (205) - 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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Citrus hoppy aroma, reddish brown liquid with minimal head, medium bitterness and sourness, medium body and soft carbonation, with a bitter finish. This is excellent, reminded me of an IPA with all the hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
A - Dark brown with some ruby mixed in and a finger of frothy tan-khaki colored head. Fades normal. S - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized and brown sugars, grapefruit, citrus, and some pine hops, a hint of dark fruit, and a bit of booze. T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and pine hops, some good bitterness, brown sugar, caramelized malts, a touch of dark fruit, and some booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a warming, sweet, and lightly bitter finish. D - Nice hoppy barleywine. Great overall balance and smoothness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
XIV at GBBF 2008. Deep ruby brwon with a lasting off-white head. SNPA-like juicy citrus hop aroma, with some malt. Dry malty flavour with toffee and caramel, some citrus hop and a hint of alcohol. Very good, but felt like it probably would have been even better fresher.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11122) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Clear brownish maroon, off white edge head. Aroma of scotch, pine, spice, fresh hops. Taste has spices, caramel, prominent alcohol, bitter finish. Nicely hopped, balanced.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 bottle XVI. Have another aged a year, will update tomorrow. Pours dark auburn with beige tan head, bubbly froth. Nose is deep, rich molasses, actually some subtle smoke / bacon flavors, caramel. Thick, viscous, chewy mouth feel, but pretty smooth, 10% hidden, except for a warming on the finish. Flavor is deep and musky, almost cheesy, smoked wood, with a molasses backbone, yet no sickly sweetness. Interesting take on a barely wine and I quite like it. Not the cockeyed cooper, but at $8.99 a 6 pack its a great value. AGED 1 YEAR: Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, with fruity notes of raisin, definitely some smoke still here, but more subdued. Even a pickled plum aspect, definitely still some bacon on flavor. Smoother, creamier. Rich wood bacon smoke with sweet toffee, caramel, candied raisin. I think I like it better aged a bit. Overall excellent.


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