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RATINGS: 1195   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beersammich (76) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours with a decent head. Smells great, tastes great. Extremely well balanced, nothing overwhelming the other. Tastes of hops, citrus, mild alcohol taste, slightly bitter finish. A really great beer. Had from a bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2963) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared with plovmand. Bottle with yellow wax. Hazy amber body with a tiny head. Plums, raisins, brown sugar, crackers, dark fruit. Smooth and soft. Really delicious despite the 7 years of age.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7982) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Yellow wax. Shared with Hallinghansen. It pours hazy deep Amber with a medium off white head. Loads of sweet cracker like malt and hops with dried fruity notes. The flavor is really malty with rich nutty and caramel notes. Ripe dried fruits and sweet biscuits. I find a mysterious off notes I cant describe but hell its 8 years old. Still going strong!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Hazy brown orange. Hoppy, citrus, ripe fruit. Medium body, cotton candy, citrus taste. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (3030) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2010 bottle courtesy of warpedsilver... Caramel amber brown in color... Aroma of raisins, tomato, dark fruits.... Flavor of overripe fruits, raisins, caramel, oak... Light citrus hop notes that persists onto palate... Amazingly good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bnokk (501) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
APPEARANCE - Ruby red clear, lacking head. NOSE - Clearly a barely wine. Good age smell. FLAVOR - Smooth as my backside. NOTES - Excellent barley wine. I hear it's better at 3 years than 8 (thanks Shigegado).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (7082) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
How: Bottle, 2009 vintage..
Where: SMF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, citrus, apricots, mango, alcohol, peach, tropical fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, tropical fruit, grass, hops,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2014
2013 bomber. Pours dark amber with some sediment near the end. Aroma of orange peel, honey, hops, and prune. Tastes very smiling and sweet with an aggressive, hoppy/boozy bitter finish. Flavors of brown sugar, orange, hops, and slight dark fruit hints. Very nice sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10763) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"style-wise this sure seems like an english style. sweet toffee and caramel flavors and aroma, some fruit too. way more than the hops, which were just enough to balance it. very well done. no idea what the vintage was. thanks pfoxyjohn. "

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Man how they do this, so rich yet so hoppy, not bitter astringent hoppy but big fruity mango hoppy, then such a big rich malt backbone. Worthy of a 6


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