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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax
2014 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2015 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2016 Bottle release - Black Metallic Wax

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8800) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle shared with the KL tastiing group. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a light, metallic hop, light fruit, alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4796) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Draft at Bobs Bar: deep nut-brown pour, beige head. aroma of hops, bready, dark fruit. tastes are sugary molasses, but not too sweet overall. caramel, herbal, toasted malts, brown sugar. background boozey. bittersweet finish. creamy palate and easy drinking for such a big brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3428) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2017
22oz purple wax 2015 bomber thanks to sheepdog. Poured a caramel brown color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma/taste of caramel, peaches, rotted citrus, grass, and Amber maltiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1401) - Bled/SF, - JAN 29, 2017
On tap@: pours deep copper, slightly clear with foamy off-white head. Aroma-flavors: intense malts notes, which takes on toastedd toffee, caramel, supported with huge hop notes, which takes on citruses. There are also fruity esters....finish is slightly dry, bitter, body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is moderate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christos (5432) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2016
(Three Floyds Behemoth) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage 2012. Served into a snifter, ABV 10.5% according to the label. Deep red colour on the body, slightly hazy, small tan head on top, good density and average retention. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, figs, dates, alcohol, malts, some peach and apricot even, sugars, light orange marmalade. Taste is sweet as expected, the alcohol feels like itsmore than 10+%, dark fruits, sugars, marmalade, orange, faint pine on the finish, apricots. Medium thick body with soft carbonation. Really good barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2679) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 5, 2016
0,65l bottle at home from a trade. Blue Wax (so I assume 2014). dark brown color, small off-white head. smells of sherry, caramel, nutty, marzipan, some hop notes, oranges, light alcohol. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes a bit old hops, caramel, spices, nutty, light sherry, light alcohol, some wood, bit peppery. finishes lightly sweet with some alcohol and notes of caramel, spices and some sherry notes. quite good one, maybe a bit too old / a bit too oxidized for me, but overall still nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (2275) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
650ml bottle (white wax) @Brasserie 4:20. Pours copper with a little head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, orange peel, raisins, herbs, oxidation. Flavour is malty, medium sweet with a distinctive bitterness, a bit too "short" in the mouth, not so rounded. Medium body, a bit watery, soft carbonation. Not aged well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (2044) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
Amber color with beige head. Aroma is really hoppy for a barleywine, earthy and resiny. Taste starts slightly malty but overall its really hoppy. Really fresh tasting barleywine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (2439) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
Shared BOTTLE. Smooth milky caramel, vanilla and traces of fruity hops. Warming alcohol and smooth bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2016
DLD taster. Big bold black beautiful, bountiful, beertastic, Barleywine. Another solid product from 3F... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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