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RATINGS: 1973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle (2006) - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, berries, high/high hoppy, raisins plums, malty, fantastic - shut up - I Love It !! - Now you must shut up guys - I make no mistakes !!!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14978) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Early 2006 release. Sweet hoppy aroma. Bright orangey color, with bubbles but little head. Starts sweet, continues sweet, then some malty character comes along, and suddenly the hop that was always there actually arrives. Might need some maturity. Too late for this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14828) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Caramel malts, raisin and plum. Clear amber gold with a huge beige head. Toffee, caramel, molasses and a hoppy dark sugar finish. A little one sided with tons of sugars but little other interesting flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14734) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2013
bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits. full body. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bomber 2008 vintage poured a hazy copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit rind, earthiness and light orange with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
Tastes more like a DIPA to me!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (14284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Draft. Dark amber with large rocky light brown head taht lasted most of the brew. Complex aroma with heavy malt , grain and alcohol tone. Body medium creamy with a light alcohol finish. Good flavor and great sipping brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14241) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
2010 vintage on tap at the Meddlesome Moth, Dallas. It pours a cloudy mahogany colour with ruby highlights and a thin beige head. The nose is of oak, pine, dark fruits and caramel. The taste is initially pine, resin, smokey and caramel, leading to orange peel, raisin, date, fig, plum, prune and apricot. The mouth-feel is syrupy and the finish is long and bitter. A pretty tasty barley wine, full of dark sticky fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (14108) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 (3/2/08, 22oz bottle, vintage 2007) Creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, grapefruit/pine/earthy, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, pine/earthy, some raisin, orange, alcohol, light vinous. Very smooth medium-full body with light chewiness. (7/4/8/4/16)

(12/6/05, draft) Never had this in draft before, and the biggest difference appears in the intensity of the nose. Clear deep amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, candied orange, prune, caramel, grapefruit, cherry, butterscotch, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine, dark fruit, some alcohol. Smooth full body, great for sipping on a cold night. (9/4/8/4/16)

(4/5/04, bottle) Hazy amber body with large beige head. Aroma is relatively mild -- grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, caramel, pine, light vinous. Finishes with medium alcohol burn. Full body, some syrup and chewiness. (6/4/8/4/15)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (14037) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium frothy off white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a swee fruit hops with caramel and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with the alcohol strong upfront with a strong pine hop and a bitter finish. A very good barleywine from Stone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Re-rate 7/12/10: Bottle sample at a tasting. 2009 vintage. Thanks David Cohen. Hazy dark orange. Aroma of big resinous hops with some pine, flowers and citrus hints. Bitter hoppy flavor with pine, some resin and grapefruit notes with a bit of honey-ish malt in the back. Medium-full body. Very bitter and not too balanced but still tasty. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4

(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Escondido. 2007 vintage. Hazy orange color. Aroma full of malt, caramel, honey, sherry, some fruitiness and some alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with some wood, vanilla notes, caramel, honey, sherry notes, some fruitiness and some bitter hoppiness in the finish. Full-bodied. Not my cup of tea. 6/3/6/4/12=3.1


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