RATINGS: 1196   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3159) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 Now that I’ve had the 2001 Behemoth that the Floyds "found" in the cooler and put on tap at the brewpub, I can discount my description below (and save my bottle of 2005 to age for a while). The draft pour is a deep cloudy brown, with a thin barleywine head. Bigass malts prevail in this one, with a bit of taffy apple-caramel sweetness. Alcohol is not heady or overpowering… at first, but sneaks up big time toward the end. There’s a touch brandy, with a swirl of strawberry, prune and cherry. Very thick and chewy.

Bottled off kegging line by 3F’s employee. My rating is tempered by the fact that the sample was bottled 4 years ago and not counter-pressure filled. But I expect to have some fresher stuff when the bottles finally come out this summer. This sample was slightly cloudy. Not as hoppy as most 3F’s, just the remains of a fine hop bouquet. This is, yes, slightly oxidized, but also sweet and somewhat fruity, with a hint of raspberry.

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.

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.

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.

sjogro (4841) - 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.

Bill Becker (1910) - 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.

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!

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.

screigh (771) - 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.

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.

ads135 (5053) - 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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