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RATINGS: 711   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1342) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from Winestyles. Pours dark amber with a thin layer of off white head and great lacing. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Taste of raisins and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
soupy (35) - - JAN 12, 2014
Dark brown pour, thin head, not the biggest Barleywine fan, this is one was OK. Though it is 10.4 ABV, not overbearing, surprisingly smooth. Go Utah!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (210) - USA - MAR 12, 2014
Good barley wine. Expected a little more though. Plum hue. Boozy, malty aroma. Thin head. Swirly. Great start but the wash down lacks carbonation. Not a very balanced brew even with the 10 ABV. It lacks a bitterness that seems to be the mark of a great barleywine. It seems a tad safe and not in the manner for example The Alaskan Barleywine. It is good but not as the brand subscribes us to believe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2405) - Arlington, Virginia, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (314) - - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a thick head. Aroma with tones of potato. A rich taste with lots of interesting tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2590) - 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.

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