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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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First brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uintas anniversary, this soul-warming brew is now available year-round. (Uintas anniversary is observed and noted by the change of the roman numeral on the label.) Uintas award winning barley wine has a dark amber hue with a rich malty character. Serious amounts of hops are used to balance its hardy alcohol content of over 10% ABV. Originating in England in the nineteenth century, barley wines are brewed with the same traditional ingredients as beer: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. There are no grapes or fruit used in the brewing process. The name barley wine refers to its alcohol content being similar to that of most wines, ranging from 8.5% to 14% ABV. Unlike most beers, barley wines age remarkably well. If you have the will power, set an Anniversary Barley Wine aside for a year or more.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2006
XII Bottle: Dark ruby mahogany color, tan head and excellent lacing. A bit roasty with a strong hop character and alcohol in the nose. The flavor is metallic with a large body, lots of alcohol and the hops create a lack of cohesion between the body and the sweetness while the alcohol takes bites out of your palate at the same time. Meh.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2003 Total Score: 4.1
NABA BeerFest 03: One of the best beers at the festival, went quick. A very malty character to complement some of the sweet/alcohol undertones. A giant amongst midgets at this beer fest.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottle. Intense malt character. Toffee, casramel, more chocolate than youd expect in a BW, and raisins. Small, if any, hop presence noted. Different and I like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a deep mahogony color w/ a light tan creamy head and some nice lacing. A nice spicy hop aroma with a good amount of sweet toffees and sugarz. The spice makes it seem like something ive had before but I couldnt place it. Palate is fairly well caoted lightly oily. Flavor is pretty dry hop some light resins piney w/ some light fruits and a nice amount of spice. Very one dimensional flavor. Could have used a bit more carmel malt in the falvor in my opinion.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
XII - Deep garnet center with a small bubbly rim. Aroma is rich, but slightly subdued. Malty caramel aromas, light brown sugar, toffee and some various other hoppy spiciness. Flavor is nicely English, extremely malty with light hoppiness, chewy mouthfeel. You could make this into an all night beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9393) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2006
XI on tap at Toronado. This dark brown ale poured with a nice tan head. The aroma was hoppy and malty. The flavor was fruity and sweet, with a slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
XI Bottle -- Dark brown and read body. Medium light brown head. Good malts and mollasses in the aroma, some plums and raisins. Sharp hops and carbonation in the initial taste. Some interesting citrus accents as well. Spicy initial pallet which calms down to a nice carbonated sweetness in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Bottle XI. Sweet carmel, brown sugar with a light piney hop aroma. Reddish ruby brown, creamy tan colored head that disappeared too quickly. Powerful mixture of sweet malts meet bitter hops and suprisingly well balanced. Thick and sticky mouthfeel, malt and hop up front with a nice lingering dry hop finish. Not heavily carbonated and not much burn with the 10.4% it carries. There is a lot of malt flavors that balance the dry piney hop nicely. Very nice, I am going to age a couple bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 13, 2006
(XII release) Ruby brown color with a tiny beige ring around the edge of the glass in place of a head. Sweet scent, Prunes with piney hops. Sweet, fruity, berries, citrus..loads of malts. Thick and a bit sticky. Hoppy and bitter yes, but the strong bitterness is well balanced with the tons of sweet malts. Not a brew for everyone but I like these big barley wines. Thanks Buckdich!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Uinta X, tap at Najas from early December. Mahagony brown pour with small head. Very rich sweet malty aromas and flavors - caramel, toffee, dark fruits - touch of plum. Alcohol very present. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2006
X: Deep brown body wit ha touch of red and short lived tan head. Upfront nose with a lot of caramel, toffee, melon, dried fruits (pineapple) and herbal/resiny hops. Firm mouthfeel with a little fine carbonation. Fat vinious malts, touches of rum cake, and more dried fruit. Balanced expertly by large but not overpowering herbal hoppyness. Alcohol makes it taste a bit dryer than it is but picks back up in sweetness in the finish wiht a fair amount of toffee, more malt, and a hop bitterness that lingers for quite a while.


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