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RATINGS: 1960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
A beautiful bold barley wine. Massive malt and hop notes. Silver Medal winner at the 2000 Great American Beer Festival in the Barley Wine category. Gold Medal winner at the 2002 World Beer Championships in the Barley Wine Category. Look for it in the first quarter of each new year. Can be cellared or enjoyed upon its release.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Draft at Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Only the fourth barleywine I have sampled, so dont take my word for it. The image I have of what a barleywine should be is Old Numbskull. This is much differnt than Old Numb. I felt as though this beer could have been lumped into a few other categories, other than barleywine, whereas, Old Numb was definately uniquely barleywine. This was a good beer and I really enjoyed it. Deep rich amber coloring and a fluffy off-white head. Alcohol was ver present - astringent and resinous. Sugary sweet, dark fruit, yet a touch of bitter hops close to the finish. Not terribly heavy and with a rather smooth, velvety feel in the mouth. I will try again next year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2006 Amber pour with a nice creamy tan head. Strong aroma of caramel, fermenting fruit, and vanilla oak. This is most certainly too young to drink. Strong alcohol prescence and not much else. A bit of caramel and orange zest, but mostly rum/sherry like alcohol. Palate is medium/full, bitter, and has lots of alcoholic astringency. Great (and wierd) complexity (certainly more going on than I described here), but definatley way too young. I think this one is bound to round out nicely in a year or so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
22oz Bottle, bought 2007 early release. Very strange, i almost think this was meant to be Ruination IPA. Very Hoppy at the first sip.. very much like an IIPA.. after it warmed a tad become more like a Barley wine but still alot of hops, good beer, but not what i was looking for.. Def. a good choice for aging, with high alcohol and bottle conditioned. all in all a good beer, will need to try an older aged one to see how it is... still a good brew from Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (5686) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2006 vintage - aged one year. Pours bright amber into a snifter. Head quiclkly subsides with no lacing. Caramel and alcohol armoas. Rum, creme caramel with a lasting bittersweet finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2006 bottle - This barley wine has a great malt, oak, and hop aroma. All three blend together nicely in the flavor with some alcohol presence, but not too much. I think a year of aging has been good for it. Its another great brew from Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a hazy orange amber with a light white head. Alot of toffee malts and molasses in the smell. Very rich. Tastes of citrus hops and caramel. Slight bitterness in the finish. Hops pretty present in the finish as well. Alcohol is definitely present in the taste and I believe its 11 %. Another solid brew from a great brewery. Cant wait to bring some back to Fla from Cali!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
My first Barley Wine, and I loved it. Great start and a fantastic finish. I could taste all different types of fruits and spices. Yummy untill the last drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Amber body with a foamy white head. Srtong aroma that generally accompanies a barley wine. Could have aged a bit more, but still boasts a dense and fruity boquet. Complex with a pretty good bite at the end, a fine example of a barley wine. For the price though, I wont have this one again until next year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
2007 Limited Early Release. Pours amber with a light quickly disapting head. Light aromas with a bitter sweet flavorand finish. Definitly one to age for a while. Shows alot of potential. Will revisit this one next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Thin Amber color with a small white head. Fruit and alchohol notes. Thin in the palate. Tastes of raisons, spices, and candy sugars. Good Barley Wine.

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