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Brewed By: Stone Brewing Company (CA)

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Average Rating:

Number of Ratings: 68

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029, USA

ABV: 11.30%

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Tasting Notes

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sudz profile picturesudz - March 7, 2016
Opened a bottle of 2009 in early 2016. It's absolutely perfect. Clear copper-gold liquor topped with a thick white head that gives way quickly to beautiful lacing. The nose is rich with apricots and toffee that carries over into the tongue. The finish is long and rich, and still hints to the abundance of hops that once permeated this brew. I'd say you have a year, maybe two before it jumps the if you're lucky enough to find yourself in possession of a bottle, don't it now and enjoy!!
Beezer111 profile pictureBeezer111 - February 26, 2015
Has typical bitterness of barley wine, but not as long in the aftertaste. Relatively smooth with good aromatics
pagnani  profile picturepagnani - April 14, 2012
Not bad. Distracted by sweet loving to write a proper note
Stoney_68 profile pictureStoney_68 - August 27, 2011
How different a taste is this? Pretty damn delectable and goes great with a bloody steak! Love this twist to change things up every so often.