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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax
2014 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2015 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2016 Bottle release - Black Metallic Wax

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (3069) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Traviss house on February 21. 22 oz, 2012 vintage. The pour is an orangey brown with a nice frothy off-white head and some good lace. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy with a lot of brown sugar. The hops almost make me want to think this is a big IPA. The alcohol seems to be hidden by the sugar for sure. The The flavor is big on hop bitterness and a good citrus fruity zing. There is a strong yeastiness on the back end. The mouth feel is thicker and well carbonated with a lingeringly bitter, roasted hop aftertaste that really hangs around

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Flaska p Monks Caf, Stockholm. Det stod att den var frn 2006, men vaxet var turkost. Ljus, lite grumlig l. Doftar som en lagrad amerikansk barley wine ska, karamell, lite honung, en aning torkade frukter, lite humle. Smak av detsamma, endel beska finns kvar. God men inte ngot utver det vanliga nr det kommer till lagrade, beska barley wines, vilket jag dock gillar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours murky brown with a frothy offwhite head. A lot sediment observed. Aroma is caramel and hoppy. Taste sweet caramel, slightly bitter hops, a touch of citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Back in the day I would of loved this. The reason people say that Ipas turn into barley wine. Lots of hops and caramel malt. I found it easy to drink despite how big this was. Hoppy barely wine, not really my thing anymore.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2005) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a brown color with a bit if frothy head. Strong caramel. Less of a sweet malt bomb than other big barley wines. Alcohol well masked. Delicate complex flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3091) - GREECE - JUN 6, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Mikkellers CBC12. Amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light citrusy fruity, Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body soft carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
This was pretty hoppy. Doesnt taste like your typical barleywine. It was more like an ipa but I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (633) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours murky brown with small tan head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Sharp. A bit too much oak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at Stout Barrel House. Tawny amber, low golden head. Chewy toffee and piney hops, full bodied with a long bitter finish. A great American barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle, 2015 release so quite fresh, 04/21/2015. Pours a ruby brown color, dense medium head with sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus with heavy grapefruit and noticeable tropical notes, sticky sweet toffee keeping pace with mildly resinous pine. Taste is grapefruit and thick bitterness balanced by sweet caramel malts and citrus zest, lingering grassy pine notes. Thick body, chewy. Really nice, a standard for the American style.


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