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RATINGS: 1203   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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3.8
Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle split at home with JF, IP trade with the Baldwizzard, 13/02/16. Yellowwax so guess 2006 rew. Lightly hazed orange amber with a well appointed beige covering. Nose is caramel xauce, light spice, fruit cake, raisens, hoppy underpin, light booze tunes Taste comprises Xmas cake, light spice, toffee, earthy hop, biscuit crumble, light pine, dark fruit rinds. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in a boozey balanced close. Solid BW .. good dose of hops without being OTT ..has held up extremely well for 9+ years.

4.1
stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2016 Bottle pour from Lincoln - thanks heaps mate! Golden brown pour. Aroma is sugary sweetness. Taste is sticky caramel, sweetness, delicious - so smooth! Overall - great easygoing barleywine. Solid stuff.

3.7
Cybercat (5840) - 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.

4.3
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.

3.4
markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, 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 i’m not a fan. to hoppy for a barley wine. quite a mess

3.8
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

4.1
Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s 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.

4
koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Enjoyed at an all barley wine tasting at Travis’s 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

4
lillunken (62) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
Flaska på Monks Café, Stockholm. Det stod att den var från 2006, men vaxet var turkost. Ljus, lite grumlig öl. 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 något utöver det vanliga när det kommer till lagrade, beska barley wines, vilket jag dock gillar.

3.4
GlasgowTAD (1778) - 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.


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