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100
style
RATINGS: 1196   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1657) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2010
22 oz. bomber from 2009 courtesy of agl108. Pours a hazy amber with a thick antique-white head. Loads of grapefruits and pine in the resiny aroma. Some red apples, pears, overly ripe peaches, caramel, molasses, golden raisins, and vanilla extract present too. Goes down full-bodied and just a touch sticky. Lots of sweet, kinda cloying, caramel and molasses start things off flavor-wise. This is followed by plums, the overly ripe peaches, some vanilla, and rye. Tons of grapefruits and orange peels finish things off. Some warming alcohol is present throughout. Good, but I expected more.


3.5
Svartvit (967) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle shared at Kermis birthday tasting. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a white head. Triple IPA like. Very bitter, very sweet. Malty caramel, piney hops, slightly herbal.

3.5
Maakun (6543) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle shared at kermis' birthday. Bit hazy orange golden with off white head. Vanilla, sweet malts, caramel, sweet citrus hops, bitter herbs, alcohol, cardboard. Quite sweet and bitter. Full bodied. Yeah not my kind of beer but not bad.

4.1
mariuspoenari (2999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2017
Sampled at Chris' birthday share. Hazy amber pour with a thin beige head. Tons of hops in this beer, grapefruit, pine resin, caramel, aspirin. Extremely hoppy, super delicious.

4
sjogro (4840) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2017
From bottle at kermis’s b-day tasting at Kwartje. Clear amber with offwhite head. Big sweet orange peel, tea, biscuits, hops, malts. Big sweet and juicy. Like a tripple ipa with some age on it. Big sweet malty hoppy stuff.

4.1
Bill Becker (1906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Mar 2008

I got this in a trade with joe1510. Thanks Joe!

This one pours a clear(from first pour to last) deep amber/copper with about a 1" head of foam.(somewhat vigorous pour)
Lots of nice sticky lacing to be had here.

The smell is nice and powerful with notes of caramel, citrus, and pine. It *smells* balanced for the style.

The taste is, again, nicely balanced with a bold caramel hop character that's offset by equally bold hops, but it's not overpowering in any way. Nice citrus up front, pine shows up about mid palate and shares finishing duty with the malt. Yummy. Not much alcohol apparent other than some slight warming after the swallow. The mouthfeel is medium full and it's pretty lightly carbonated. Wow. I really like this BWSA and it, to me, is *so* easy to drink that I know this bomber isn't going to last as long as it should. Oh well, maybe I can get my hands on some more. ;^) It's one of those brews that hits the spot, if you know what I mean.

The aftertaste is very long lasting...the mix of pine and caramel just keeps on keeping on and that's a great way to end each sip. Another winner from Three Floyds. No doubt about it.

4.1
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Tap @ Bodega: First time ever drinking a Three Floyds on tap! Murky appearance with an off-white head. Musty malts with prominent hops. Wet sourdough with a super bitter hop profile in the flavor. Thick body!

4.1
phranq (250) - - JUL 29, 2017
2015. Nose is sweet bread and grape. Taste is sweet and ballanced. Finishes slohhtly boozy. Would love to try fresh.

3.8
screigh (770) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Pours a clear copper color. Very thin head that disappeared into nothing. Hoppy and malty at the same time aroma. Caramel, malty, a citrusy hop flavor.

3.7
Kapsel (418) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Kapsel is drinking a Behemoth (2016) by 3 Floyds Brewing Company

Herbaciane, trochę biszkoptowe, mocno nachmielone, nie podszedł mi jakoś bardzo.

4.8
ads135 (5052) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2017
An outstanding barleywine. Very powerful, very boozy, very sweet beer. Nice amount of hops that aren’t completely swallowed up by the malts. Tried with Al, Brian, Brandon, and Josh at Local Option in 2017 after ASEH.


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