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RATINGS: 1945   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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4.6
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2008
Tap... Poured ruby with a frothy white head. Floral aroma with a hint of alcohol. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the initial flavor by the candy and bubble gum malt flavors. Dry hops follow up with a touch of warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Really smooth and relaxing.

4.6
robinvboyer (4740) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
bomber from the cheese man! 2006 edition. Murky brown pour with a very small off white head. Aroma is BIG on sweet malt, and some nice hops, and a touch of fruit. Wow, this smells so much of a big glass of caramel. Flavour is very smooth, some big matly notes, the hops come through in the finish, they leave that high alpha soapiness in my mouth, with a touch of pine. Finish is nice and bitter, but not too bitter, they hops are present enough, and do they job beautifully, and the malt is the star, it leavs a wonderful sweet/caramel maltiness, and adds a bit of a brandy like sweetness. Excellent barley wine, i enjoy its not a hop monster like many other american barley wines i’ve had.

4.6
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Wow what a brew. Pours a wonderful bronze color with a white forming head. Great taste of grapes and spice. Bit bitter hops. Good look, smooth, and greeat taste.

4.6
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2009
22oz. Pours a hazy amber brown and a medium white head. Aroma is great, big malt body ad hops, piny notes. Taste is complex deep, evolving, and nicely balanced. Great, thick, complex palate. I am really enjoying this guy. Today I an the RB DD, whoo hoo !

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bostondoug1981 (85) - fort worth, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2010
HUGE in taste a blast of hops and malt this may be true ruination on taste buds as nothing after this will compare very pretty dark redish orange huge malt scent from goblet no head damn one bottle is more than enough i recomend sharing

4.6
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 15, 2010
Very good beer. I am usually a bit tentative when it comes to barley wine ales but this one was surprisingly good. High alcohol content though.

4.6
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2012
aroma, fruitness, in the nose, old malts, color, sparkling medium amber, taste, the sweetness from the malts comes right through in front a ceral sweetness, ans a warming essence as well, the backend hops comes out, some bitterness, but awesome balance, overall, this is one of my favs, Iam glad I still have this one, after losing Old Horozontial

4.6
thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Rubicon for cask night! (From notes) Aroma is fruity, some alcohol. Smooth. Hard to describe, there is a lot going on. Tastes like wine made of barley, literally what I imaging Barley wine to be. Very good. Also have this in a bomber, will update and contrast the difference.

4.6
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Flaska från Systembolaget. Djupt bärnstensfärgad med ett massivt skum. Dofter av russin, fikon och karamell. Alkoholsmak kommer fram för att snabbt dämpas av humlebeska. Beskan är typisk för Stones drycker. Lååång och fyllig eftersmak.

4.6
pandafisk (15) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
2012 release 60cl. Freakin awsome. bitterness, alcohol and this amazing "Stone" taste makes this beer allmost flawless


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