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RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5662) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pours hazy, barely translucent honey golden. Aroma presents malty, honey and fruity tones. Honey, malt and fruity tones round out a pleasing flavor. Mouthfeel features firm body and good fizz. This is a behemoth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Enjoyed at 101 Beer Kitchen December 28, 2015 in a snifter. Look - Very light brown with a red tint. See through. Awesome finger of thick bubbled head. A lot of lacing. I was expecting much darker. Smell - Ginger bread. Cherry. Bread. Hop. Lighter fruits. Raisin. Cinnamon. Taste - Ginger. Cinnamon. Cherry. Feel - At 10.5% it is very smooth. Not as carbonated on swallow as it looks but sits a little bubbly. Little burn. Overall - Surprised by the color. Hops come through just enough. A lot going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (4382) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
bottle shared at our big bottle share tasting. 2013 orange wax bottle. poured e clearer orange to amber colour with a long lasting white head on top. aroma is very hop forward, with some sweet dried apricots, and stone fruits shining trough. sweet toffee, and sticky caramel, and just a ton of sweet fruited candy sugar. taste is very bitter, still a lot of old bitter hops and dried apricots. mouthfeel is pretty full bodied. but im not a fan. to hoppy for a barley wine. quite a mess

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, resinous hops, figs, raisins, and other drupe fruits, and light alcohol. Appearance - ochre body with tan head, minor lacing Taste - resiny hops, caramel malt, fruit - fig and raisin, and booze Palate - full body, slick texture, carbonation is average, harsh hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ a friends cottage. Pours murky golden with an off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, citrus, bready, hops and honey. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied, thick texure, soft carbonation. Finish is warming alcohol, quite hoppy and surprinsingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (3348) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1748) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2116) - 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.

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