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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a lacy off white head. Notes of burnt caramel, orange citrus, cereal, and chocolate. Supple mouthfeel, grainy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 Rating #1 (7 4 7 4 15) Bottle of the 9th Anniversary vintage bottled in 2002 (9.8% abv). Dark as night brown color with a light brown head. Vinous, wood, cherry and dark fruits in the nose. A fine smooth flavor that hides the alcohol well. Malty, fruity and plenty of wood in the flavor. Rating #2 (6 4 6 3 15) tap of the 11th anniversary at the Toronado. A hazy brown color with a light brown head. Alcohol, cherry and chocolate nose. The flavor has some burnt malts, chocolate, mollasses and dark fruits. Rather thick and intense in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Good stuff, who’d have thought this would come out of Utah? Tasted similar to Arrogant Bastard. Big hop bite with a sweet, smooth aftertaste. The ABV left a nice glow in the stomach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottle - X (Thanks to DarkElf at SD Barleywine Bash 7-24-04). Pours Garnet and clear with a small foamy head. Aroma is sweet dark malts with floral and citurs hops and alcohol evident. Flavor is sweet and spicy, lots of hop bitterness and alcohol bite - a bit unbalanced overall. Full, sticky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2004
2003 issue: Burgundy with a cast of orange. Dense off-tan head leaves webby lace all over the glass. Fruity aroma with mushy/mature malts, brandy, walnuts, and sweet plums. Touch of "green" hops, oxidation, lemon drops, phenolic esters, and meaty alcohol. Airy fluff to the carbonation. Leathery malt twang couples with mild date sweetness and oxidation. Hints of dark honey are negated by the medicinal astringency and gentle roastiness. Cheek-reddening, throughout, with a firm brandylike alcohol push and a hardy malt backing. Oxidation and vinous acidity eventually weaken the malt girth and highlight the leafy hops, which fail to strengthen the body. Salt-tinged finish with hints of licorice and an alcohol tingle at the roof of the mouth. First few sips show potential, but it’s just not big enough to handle the moderate acidity and oxidation. Serviceable British-style barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 21, 2004
2003 "x" bottle.beautiful ruby red body with no head.contains a citurs style aroma.lots of grapefruit in the flavor.a bt to sour for me honestly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled. Label read 1993. Nice thick coloring. Aroma seemed very hoppy. Flavor was piney and somewhat metallic. Overly hopped, in my opinion, for a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
This is nicely hoped strong ale. Alcohol is present but well refined. Brew of copper color. Barley wine in style but hop accented.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1322) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2005
2004 bottle: XI. Brown, small head. Fizzy. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste: sweet, followed by bitterness, then burnt toast, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2005
XI edition. Extreme sweetness in the nose, loads of caramel, very light notes of some hops and alcohol. Dark amber colored beer, medium sized off-white head. Very sweet malty flavor, notes of molasses, ends on a sharp bitter note, light alcohol.

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