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RATINGS: 1191   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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3.7
Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bomber yellow wax poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pear, apricot, mango, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, orange, apricot, light woodiness and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.

3.9
gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, alcohol, licorice, resin. Flavour is alcohol, hop, licorice, apple, resin, malt. Full bodied nice beer.

4.1
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle at ØLbutikken - thanks Jeppe. Clear deep red/brown - offwhite head. High hoppy (American hoppy - Three Floyds hoppy...), sweetness, caramel, ryebread, nutty, dark fruits, choclate notes, pine, grass, pine needles, amber malts, citrus, light alcoholic, smooty body. Lovely.

3.7
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle sample at a tasting. Hazy amber color with a beige head. Aroma of pine needles, resin, some cookies, malt, some fruitiness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor at first with some dark bread, caramel and some plums notes turns into bitter piney hops. Full-bodied. Good stuff.

4.4
Tmoney99 (14855) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby color with a huge creamy off-white head that would not diminish and produced excellent lacing. Second most attractive brew I have seen. Heavy complex aroma of roasted malt , molasses, citrus and brown sugar. Medium to full body with a thick texture. Good flavor with heavy sweet and bitter and a long finish. Great brew for number 800.

4
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
2009 vintage shared at Mikkeller bar. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Aroma of bread and caramel. Flavour of sweet malts, toffee and sweet fruits. Full bodied with low carbonation. Fantastic!

3.6
HenrikSoegaard (14448) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Frothy good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very vinius. Moderate bitter flavor. Average finish. Very alcoholic. Creamy palate.

3.6
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
2008 version. A dark amber barley wine with a thin off whit ehead. Smooth caramel malt in aroma, with light c-hops, very nice and subdued, vinous. In mouth, a smooth barley wine with light oxidation, biscuitty malt, very nice subdued c-hops, clean and blended. Tasted Dec. 19 2009.

4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.

4.2
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 2007 Bottle, courtesy of drewbeerme. Pours an orangish-tinted brown with a small head. Amazingly strong and good aroma of caramel, chocolate, citrus and mint. Nice balance of hops and malt in the taste. Medium body. ’Tis most excellent!


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