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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Pours copper color. Small white head that lingered through the entire session. Huge bourbon aroma. Flavor is big and boozy with some fruit. I know that the bottle says 11.2%, but after 6 yrs in my basement this felt even higher. Not sure why I held on to this so long. Just never thought of it at an appropriate drinking time. Anyway it was very interesting. I dont drink much liquor, but this felt like I was drinking straight bourbon.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dandeman (900) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
2015 Classic release. Un caramel puissant samne dabord en olfactif et dveloppe des accents de toffee, de cerises au marasquin et de jelly beans. On y peroit galement de lgers houblons la touche dananas et de sapin. Lalcool est discret malgr son pourcentage lev. Le nez saffaise cependant rapidement. Le liquide cuivr et clair dveloppe une mousse beige de bonne densit mais au maintient moyen. En bouche, le caramel est sublime, dveloppant une palette de saveurs alla nt du toffee la cassonade, du jujube la cerise, en passant par des notes de houblons rsineux et terreux qui titillent larrire bouche pendant de longues secondes. Lalcool est trs bien dos. Lquilibre des lments de base est exceptionnel. Un parfait exemple du style. Un plaisir boire.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Awesome barley wine tons of caramel...not to sweet...nice blending of flavors....a sipper...very enjoyable...stone does a nice job.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5259) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
(Stone Old Guardian) Bottle 650ml thanks to PMgep, vintage 2014. Served into a snifter, ABV 11.6% Deep red colour on the body, cloudy, with a small, light beige head on top, with good density and retention. Aroma of dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol, marmalade. Taste is sweet and boozy, with light vanilla, dark fruits, raisins. Medium body, good carbonation, light alcohol burn when it warms up. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (1091) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
2013 Classic Release. Bottle at Amsterdam cafe, San Francisco. Beautiful red, chestnut brown colour, hazy, stable beige creamy head. Rich nose with dried fruits, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, caramel and toffee malts. Taste has a hoppy bitter finish, sweet boozy aftertaste. Big body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4451) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Shared 0,65l bottle bought from Susans Fine Wine and Spirits. 2012 release. Pours hazy amber with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, fruits, alcohol and hops. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (860) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Cloudy, tight lace. High heat, orange flavor, lingering palate, yeasty. Delicious, deserves a longer critique that time does not allow now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
My first favorite barleywine style ale. Strong but not harsh, sweet honey flavor, and nice malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Rating #1289 - 21.10.2014 - Stone launch @Craftbeeryeg. Draught. Hazy orange-brown pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is hot, alcohol, pastry dough, burnt sugar, orange rind. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Would love to try a 2-3 year aged.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odysseyalien (71) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle aged from 2014. Still a good bit of carbonation on the pour. Sweet tropical fruit on the nose as well as on the palate. Truly delicious. I hadnt been anticipating this years release but I am now.


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