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RATINGS: 670   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
bottle - XIII. thanks to TBC... pours a deep red with a decent beige head. not an American BW style... much more in line with the English BWs... very malty. aromas of aged malts... medium body... somewhat creamy, big malts, dark fruits and a bit of alcohol is present. Not really into this one... I prefer a big hoppy BW. Not bad though for it’s style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
bottle. mahogony pour iwth thin head. citrus hops, old wood, malty aroma. earthy, rich full malty body, nice piney hops. light bitterness in finish. alcohol a bit too present. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Mostly opaque reddish brown with athin brown head. Sweet brown sugary aroma with a distinctly hoppy buzz Taste is fruity, metallic, with intense bitterness. Hot alcohol, and thinning taste toward the end. $1.89/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Tap at Barcade 2008 Version: Pours a deep brown with a ruby hue with a thin ring of head. Sweet aroma with detectable alcohol, candy malts and some tropical fruit notes come through as well. Slick texture, warming feel. Fairly sweet flavor upfront with candied peach and berries along with subtle toffee. Then it leads into an abrupt bittering hop character to balance. Not altogether cohesive, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2009
About as average as a barley wine can get. Amber brown color without much head. Spotty head. Toffee and caramel aroma. Strong alcohol in the nose. Malty stuff. Lots of toffee and caramel in the taste as well. Some dark fruit. Not much really. Slightly bitter at the end. Lots of burning alcohol as it warms. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2618) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, and some pine. Flavor was quite hoppy more than i was expecting with caramel malts, brown sugar, subtle toffee, pine and some ripe fruit with a sticky texture and a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
"XV" bottle. Poured a dark, cloudy rusty brown with a frothy beige head, leaving spotty lacing. Promising marmalade aromas--peach, pineapple, apricot, orange amid toffee malts. However, the citrus and fruit notes in the aroma didn’t seem to show up in the flavor, which is defined by bold toffee malt that’s cut by a hop bitterness of mainly sharp pine. Has an initial detergent-like aftertaste, but this dissipates as the beer warms and the booze becomes more prevalent. I’ve had barleywines that I’ve enjoyed more than this, but overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1168) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
(XIV bottle from OSLO) Pours a dark ruby red with a spotty, thin off-white head that leaves cobweb lacing. Aroma is full of citrus hops, with some malty notes of peanut brittle, a hint of oxidation, and just some light dark fruit. Taste is heavily hopped, with a bit of caramel, peanuts, and a strong bitter grapefruit peel finish that dries the mouth. Hints of oxidation are detected in the flavor as well. Mouthfeel is medium and the carbonation is also. Thanks Al!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12oz bottle, XV anniversary, bottled 11/12/08 from grape & gourmet. pours a slightly syrupy, dark reddish mohagany with almost no head and a right of lace. aroma is very nice with aromas of sweet malts, toffee, cider spices, and a touch of citrus hops. flavor is a bit muted compared to the aroma with flavors of dark, toasted malts, dried raisins, toffee, and mild orange peel. palate is medium bodied and smooth but slightly watery and undercarbonated with a dry finish. overall, a decent BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottled (XVI, bought from GBBF, bottled 02/20/09).
Dark ruby-brown color, small steady beige head, some lace. Berryish red currant aroma, some sweaty hops, caramel. Flavor is similar, dominated by rusty hops, caramel, licorice, berries ... Smooth, liquerish palate, decent hoppyness, but leans more towards sweetness than eg. Bigfoot.

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