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97
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1964   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2013 bottle. Clear copper, thin off-white head. caramel, citrus, floral, bread, lots of alcohol. medium sweetness, very bitter. full body, creamy, thick feel, astringent finish. Overwhelmingly bitter at the temperature Id normally serve it at, but it balances out some after a while.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1232) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours clear amber with a small beige head. Smells of caramel and resinous hops. Taste is oak, bitter, hints of sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Stone Old Guardian 2015 Classic Release finishes with a lingering woody dryness.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turboninja (658) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
2015 patch. Bottle@Hanks, Tampere, Finland.
Ar: Medium, soft aroma with plum, sweet fruits and malts.
Ap: Brown color with minimal, light beige head.
Ta: Strong, balanced and soft taste. Great balance between wood, vanilla and bourbon. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with hops and malty fruits.
Pa: Strong,/medium body with medium/light carbonation.
Ovr: Great, bold and matured. Perfect. Period.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colui72 (801) - HONG KONG - FEB 11, 2017
2106 Release. Clear amber with a small white head and spotted lacing. Delicate aroma of caramel and resin. Taste is clean, not too sweet, caramel malts, resin and some pleasant resinous hops to balance, without taking over. Boozy finish. Quite nice barley wine, very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3413) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Refrigerated 2007 brown bomber poured into a snifter. Clear dark Amber with small white head. Aroma is caramel malt, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and a little alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (554) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2017
2013 bottle shared at CBB. Apparently each pour got progressively darker with more sediment, I tried the third pour which was a nutty brown. Notes of booze with dark fruit, toffee caramel malts. Similar flavour, raisin, fig, caramel, nuts. Not too sweet, balanced out by a good woody character. Medium body with a warming finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5244) - rdovre, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2016
Tap Dark amber colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits figs and plums rich malty and nots of caramel and wood,nice smooth warming mouthfeels with good sweet taste and long smooth finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1071) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
2015 release. Murky dark orange, foamy tan head. Deep aromas of roasted caramel, aged hops, wood, licor, spices. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Delicious rich malty flavors into a controlled malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy dark amber beer with a minimal white head. Aroma is of dried fruits, wood, alcohol and malts. Very well aged. Taste is bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and cremy with moderate carbonation. Rich character of licor and malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 22, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2016 2016 release. Pours a dark caramel color with almost foamy fleeting bubbled head. Smells bold sweet and ritch. Tastes like sweet maple sultanas with a brilliant bitterness and heat to finish. Dry hops eliminate the thick aftertaste. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4048) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle 2012 Release. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, molasses, caramel and toffee malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, toffee, chocolate, bourbon and a nice hoppy bitter finish. Really good.


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