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RATINGS: 755   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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   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled. Label read 1993. Nice thick coloring. Aroma seemed very hoppy. Flavor was piney and somewhat metallic. Overly hopped, in my opinion, for a barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Pours dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma is fairly mellow with caramel, brown sugar, cherries, orange/lemon, light maple, and a little bourbon. Cherry notes in a barleywine often come out weird, but theyre slightly less bad here. Tastes of caramel, maple, leaves, tobacco, and old fruit. Finishes earthy but theres lingering old fruit and cherry with toast, wood, and light char winning out. Medium-heavy, mostly creamy mouthfeel, carbonation is both frothy and prickly, heat is present. Seems somewhere between English and American BWs, at least in style. If only it didnt have cherry characteristics....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12oz bottle, XV anniversary, bottled 11/12/08 from grape & gourmet. pours a slightly syrupy, dark reddish mohagany with almost no head and a right of lace. aroma is very nice with aromas of sweet malts, toffee, cider spices, and a touch of citrus hops. flavor is a bit muted compared to the aroma with flavors of dark, toasted malts, dried raisins, toffee, and mild orange peel. palate is medium bodied and smooth but slightly watery and undercarbonated with a dry finish. overall, a decent BW.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Deep dark red amber color. Great barley wine nose. Attack is warm with the high abv, sweet and hints of malts. Very yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown ruby red color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit astringent. Flavor is sweet, heavily malty, slight alcohol. Lingering nutty kick in the finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Flowers, hops and zinfandel all packed in a nose that accompanies a gorgeous bright red hue. Soft and velvety in the mouth...wow! 10.4 abv! Some grass accompanies barley, malt, and extremly high percentage cocao.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Draught 55..reddish brown with thin off white head.aroma of caramel,spices,hops..taste of caramel,brown sugar,hops..boozy but not overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (992) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 This is the 17th Anniversary release (10.4% ABV). Aromas of molasses and dried fruit coming off the somewhat murky, ruddy amber pour with a thin white head. The aromas follow into the flavor along with an overcooked, vegetal taste then a slight candied/caramel sweetness. Theres some earthy and floral bitterness along side this, but the alcohol and woody, roasted malt win out (as they should). Leaves behind an alcohol tingle and a vegetal/rubber taste. A little more sweetness and a little less of the cooked vegetable taste would help, and it makes me wonder if waiting another year might improve things a bit. ***2015 rating: Didnt realize Id had this before! 12 oz. bottle from the brewery in SLC. Seems similar to the previous version I had although Im enjoying this one more. Definite earthy, leafy aroma that follows into the taste, but with apparently less of the cooked vegetable than before. Very much an American barley wine with lots of earthy hop flavor. Good balancing sweetness and still a good alcohol bite. Im bumping this up to 3.6 from 3.2. Perhaps its just my taste thats changed.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a rich reddish brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma dull caramel, some resin and fresh line overtones. Body full and lively, not at all syrupy. Finish sweet and treacly, with a woody pine character. Aroma underwhelming but otherwise really nice, especially for the money.


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