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RATINGS: 1198   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 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Amber to brown with tan head. Raisin currant licorice and then usuall TF big hop nose. Flavor dark fruit caramel and hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2015
Just an amazingly enjoyable barley wine. Such balance as in all three Floyds brews. Enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bomber from the brewery thanks to respertftw. Hazy,dark caramel with particulate. Syrupy hop aromas. Potent hops and a dried plum and candi syrup finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Clownoisseur (441) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, across several vintages. Pours an amber color with a tan head. Somewhat oily in appearance. Aromas are of sweet raisins, dates, alcohol, bitter/earthy hops and a light roast. Taste is incredibly sweet. Cloying at times. This thing is over-hopped to the gills! Tropical fruit waves come through, but does little to calm the sweet malt that continue to linger and cling to my palate. Not a big fan of this one, but I can see why some would like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (783) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus fruits, caramel and some dark fruits as well. Tastes almost like an imperial IPA. You still get the dark fruits and caramel/toffee sweetness but there is citrus and piney flavors to balance. Nice mild bitterness that barleywine often lack. Excellent beer as usual from three floyds. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
2013 bottle Big thanks to Nelson, long time want! Hazy straw orange white head. Fruity yeast strawberry. The booze is very present but well balanced. This beer is a great example of a barley wine. A true classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a hurricane snifter. The aroma is a stark grapefruit blended with a secondary note of bread crust. Orange juice comes through as it settles with minor notes of grass, a touch of toffee, and a mild tropical / pineapple note. Its a murky, caramel brown topped by a slightly off white, soft soapy head. It leaves an abundant, messy lace, and retains a soapy thick ring with a messy, creamy surface. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium high bitter backend; nicely balanced. The beer is smooth and viscous - syrupy - with a foamy carbonation. The medium full body is citrus upfront with a spice and pine zing to it. More caramel malt shows up late in the bottle, and it finishes with citrus zest - notably grapefruit - and a clean, spice and resin quality. The aftertaste is dry, clean, and astringent with fresh notes of pine and resin and a bit of wax.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (2015) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2010 version. Color is orange and white head. Aroma of hop and sugar. Taste sticky toffee and grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (293) - - FEB 19, 2015
Poured from bottle into Teku glass. Aroma is typical of a 3F brew, lots of hops. At first I wasnt expecting much because Im not really that into the 3F use of hops in non-IPA styles anymore (Did not love Alpha Klaus or Blot out the Sun), but from the first sip I knew this was good. The hops are present, especially their bitterness, but theyre well balanced by the massive malt backbone. Sweet, citrusy, and caramel, all at once. a very nice complexity that kept the beer from just coming across as a DIPA. Thinner body than I expected, but it worked well. ABV not even noticeable. Would love to try this with 2-3 years on it.

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