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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bomber. Orange colored,translucent, moderate white head. Aroma of pine and alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet offset some by the hop bitterness and lots of alcohol. As with most barleywines, syrupy body malt backbone. Dry finish for a barleywine. Good Beer but felt too hot and overwealming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Solid. Not an exciting barley-wine but a couple interesting notes such as wood and light spice. Enjoyable and the alcohol is well masked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Pours an off-amber with a cloud-like white head. Aroma is fruity and floral, warm, hoppy, just a bit malty. Taste is definitely a barleywine, but smoother than others Ive tried. Fruity and warm, definitely some alcohol bitterness but not as bitter as I expected from Stone. Palate is clean if not a little thick and coaty. Not bad but not my favorite either. Id recommend it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (389) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2010
An aroma of raisins, apple juice, citrus, and a touch of cilantro; this almost smells like a wheat beer. The taste is of citrus, lightly roasted malt, grapefruit, and mostly mid brewing hop bitterness. The head isnt much to speak of, and the color is a bit light, a reddish amber. This beer is better than most other beers, but when compared to the high quality of most stone brewing beers, it is mediocre at most. Its good to try, but I would pick a different stone brew over this one. In regard to barley-wine style beers, this is a little plain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1502) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a foamy white head. Has a caramel, fruit, and brown sugar aroma. The fruit is less apparent in the flavor, which has a sweet caramel/sugar taste at the start before being dominated by medium bitterness. Not quite as bitter as Sierra Nevadas Bigfoot Ale, and not quite as deep in its flavor, but still pretty good. Maybe a little raw. Has a warming alcohol burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a beautiful amber with nice white head. Left thick heavy lacing throughout entire drink.big malty, hoppy flavors. Aggressive barley wine. Should have laid it done a while. Very good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1957) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 11, 2014
Upper class barley wine. Farm yard funkyiness, sweet super charged alcohol notes, massive malt, great length. Not overly complex for the style but nevertheless a good example. (40th bday drinks at Stone Liberty Station, $5 8oz).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1674) - Rga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 29, 2014
Huge caramel on nose, same caramel in taste with surprisingly intense piney hop kick, intense maltiness in background but doesnt cover too pushy hops, bit bready, dried fruits. Hop syrup in two words. Well.. its interesting and enjoyable brew, but feels bit unbalanced for me as bitterness overcomes sweetness way too much

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (10323) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepards bush. Aroma is heavy cinnamon nutmeg spices with toast and sweet unrefined sugars and earthy notes. Clouded caramel brown with a lasting thin cream head. Flavour is sweet brown sugars, cinnamon spices. Some earth. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Palate is viscous. Sweet and lowish carbonation. A bit sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (471) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a creamy to frothy lasting beige head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is sour, banana, malt and pine. Flavors of caramel and grapefruit. Surprisingly light body for such a rich taste, oily feel, average carbonation, medium to heavy sweetness, light to medium bitter taste and a sticky sweet and lightly bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well.


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