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RATINGS: 1959   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bomber. Pours a deep brownish red color. Alcohol and hops very apparent in the aroma. Lots of hops and malt taste, bitter finish with a slight burn of the alcohol in this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Vintage 2004: Pours a deep pink with no real head. The aroma is thick and sugary with the funky sour smell of an aged beer. Some floral hops in there too. The flavor is surprisingly hoppy even after 5 years. The hops are bitter, with a slight malt background. There is a kind of soapy aftertaste that is a bit odd (no I dont wash my beer glasses with soap), but not entirely unpleasant. Funny as it may sound, this could probably use another few years of aging to take its hop profile down a little more and give it some more complexity, but it is still a fine beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2008 bottle. Clear, light copper. Nose of toffee and other malty sweetness and that hoppy aroma that I love from Stone. The taste is a balanced explosion... Syrupy sweet malt giving way to pine/citrus hops. Full bodied, oily/syrupy thick. Great beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle pour.Medium amber color decent head.Tastes like an overhopped IPA?I couldnt really discern any other flavors just hops.I didnt really care for this at all.This was my first attempt at a barley wine.Ive heard these are better with age and that they should be before drinking.Ill get another bottle and sit on it for awhile and rerate later.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 5, 2005
2004 bottle (aged 1 year) from whitesides in Corvallis. I split a 22oz with my friend. Pours orangy-amber with a 1-2cm white head. Smells sweet with caramel and alcohol. Taste is fruity, with a nice bitter finish that lasts. It has a nice thick mouthfeel. ill definitely drink this again

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2005
2005. Nice ruby brown color, reasonably full mouthfeel. Some citrus and strawberry characteristics, but sort of one dimensionally flat in the overall profile. Not as big or complex as expected.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2007
2007 bottle - drank room temp in a unibroue snifter- Slightly sweet, earthy smell. Nice big head bubbly and a very pretty dark amber color. Some malty and earthy. Smooth as a good waxjob. Slight bitterness. Earthy aftertaste. Thick mouth feel. Not incredibly carbonated. Good hearty winter beer.Swig from the bottle makes it alittle more bitter. Definately drink in a glass and slowly. I love this beer :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dodskenta (125) - Rnninge, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
This beer has a nice and clear copper color with a small off white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, sweet malts, bit of booze, toffee, grassy hops. Flavour goes the same and it goes hard, malty, toffee, bitter hops, bit boozy, a slight raisin flavour. Full bodied and with an oily texture, carbonation is not too big, enough to tickle your touge a tiny bit. This is a heavy barley wine, would probably benefit from sitting a year or so imo. Its really nice, although I prefer the english kind.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2009
600ml Bottle shared with Pyrozoid and French Tickler. Hazy semi clear with a bubblely off white head. Aroma: hops, orange zest, spruce, grape fruit, mint and green bananas. Flavor: hops, pine, peppery, alcohol and grass. Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, creamy, oily with an alcohol, hoppy peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Pours a dark brown, much like an IPA, small bubbles, cloudy, nice hop flavor, warming aftertaste, tastes like an IPA but not as strong, the alcohol is well hidden.


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