Anniversary Barley Wine Ale - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Anniversary X - Bottled 2003
I have had this beer cellared for over 4 years now and decided that New Years Eve 2008/2009 would be just as good of time as any. I picked this up in Park City over labor day in 2004. This poured a very deep, burnished ruby color with 1 finger head that turned to a whispy film. The aroma on this is quite complex and deep on this well-aged barleywine. Massive toffee and butterscotch notes mesh with a dose of spices and grassy floral hops. A slight trace of diacytel is found, but with a twist-off bottle, it is to be expected after this long. The deep aromas are almost port-like in nature. The taste is fully layered with huge maltiness and subdued hop bitterness. The body is full, yet thinned by the carbonation. The balance has definitely improved since I first sampled this in 04 but still seems as though it would cellar well for many more years. I was glad to bring this out on such an occasion, but sad to see gone. A lot has happened in the times since I first purchased this in a basement alley liquor store in Park City. Have a safe and happy new year ahead!
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2009 03:05:16 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours out a slightly murky brown body with a thin head. Smells of caramel, dried fruit, figs, piloncillo, and PNW hops. Tastes sweet; lots of caramelized malts. Very toasty: more so than I would have imagined from the taste. Aftertaste has some roasty coffee notes. Hops are prominent and resinous/grassy. Mouthfeel is fullish with some tingly carbonation. Overall, this is a solid barleywine, but nothing to go crazy about.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 03:33:58 | More by goochpunch
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.