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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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (3242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2012 red wax. Pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma of big malt, caramel, butterscotch, and maple. Taste is malty with a touch of hop bitterness. This is a malt bomb but in a good way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours murkey dark amber with a lasting off white head. Taste has notes of caramel, raisins and oatmeal. Finish is prunes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home (2014 - blue wax). Pours cloudy amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, malt, dried fruit, pine, and citrus - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3857) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Brown bottle, 650 ml, 2006 vintage, trade with rfraga7 (thank you!) savoured on August 8 2014; eye: brown with a caramel hue, hazy, tiny sheet of khaki head, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light fruity, pine, fig, light alcohol; mouth: resinous hops, malt, caramel, slight fruity, pine, lots of astringency, bittering hops, fig, light alcohol, finale in bittering hops with good presence of malt and caramel, full body, quite bitter, mildly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine and as hold up pretty well FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, millsime 2006, change avec rfaga7, savoure le 8 aot 2014; il : brune avec une teinte caramel, trouble, petite couverture de mousse kaki, lgre dentelle; nez : houblon rsineux, malt, caramel, lger fruit, pin, figue, lger alcool; bouche : houblon rsineux, malt, caramel, trs lger fruit, pin, beaucoup dastringence, houblon amrisant, figue, lger alcool, finale en houblon amrisant avec bonne prsence de malt et de caramel, corse, pas mal amre, moyennement sucre, texture rugueuse; en rsum : bien et a bien vieilli

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3775) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, 2013 version. Pours light hazy amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, orange zest, peach, passionfruit, soap. Taste is medium sweet caramel and ripe fruits, medium bitter grassy and piney all the way. Finish is medium grassy bitter with a caramel background, some alcohol coming through as it warms up. Creamy medium/full bodied with low/medium carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Been wanting to try this for a while. Thanks for the bottle, Ray! This hits all the right notes for a barleywine in its aroma and taste. Sweet and robust, with a noticeable hoppy brightness. A very special barleywine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5763) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
650 ml bottle, vintage 2009. Hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of marmalade, peach and lots of caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, fruit, marmalade, apricot and pine. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2013 release on tap at DLD 2014. Pour is burnt orange with a very small white head. Aroma and flavor of molasses, dark caramel, resin hops, toffee, and light biscuit. Finish has a lot more hop presence with more fruit flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (934) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
2014 - blue wax. Pour murky nutty brown, with a small frothy off white head. Aroma is really hop forward. when poured, this seems like a "triple IPA", but it warms up, the malty caramel notes comes through. Also slight dark fruits and some mint in here as well. The taste is sweet, but has plenty of hoppy bitterness to it as well. Medium n slightly sticky body, with a semi-flat carbonation. I know this is what American BW is all about, but I dig my BWs more sweet. Oh well, shame on me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoprider (508) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Settles a hazy light copper tone i the glass with a beige head. The aromas here a very very fresh. Big hop profile coming through. I think this was brewed in march 2014. This could just as weel have been a trippel ipa. Now to the taste.. Ok here we have a maltier background with a little caramel and hazelnut. But it is still very very herbal and piney, very hoppy. The mouthfeel is lively and has a medium body. The finish is.. (you guessed it) hoppy.


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