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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
English style barleywine aged in Angelís Envy bourbon barrels. Brewed with enough Maris Otter pale, Aromatic and caramel malts to nearly overflow our mash tun. We then balanced this beer with some English Nugget and Kent Goldings hops. The resulting ale was sweet, nutty and powerful, but we didnít stop there. The entire batch was put into used Angelís Envy barrels for nearly 3 months to gather the residual bourbon flavor and some aromatic and drying oak notes. By the way, Balling is a measurement of specific gravity.

shrubber85's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9331) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Tap. Bourbon malt and cherry aroma. Cloudy brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt, bourbon and cherry/berry flavor. Smooth as silk - incredible blending. Canít believe this is 12.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear amber with a creamy tan head. Rich bready malts in the nose, so,e butterscotch, toffee, marmalade. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, some booze, rich fruits, figs toffee, dates. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, more toffee, dates, alcohol, some vanilla, caramel. Mild earthy bitterness. Definitely rich and hearty, but very tasty and relatively drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (255) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Aroma has coffee, hot molasses and, of course, bourbon. Nice. Taste is full-bodied by a caramelly substance that is detrimental to whiskeys but, apparently fantastically conducive to barley wines. Taste has bourbon, alcohol, molasses, lightly roasted pine nuts, walnuts. A dessert brew in a fantastic small bottle. Exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2015
Klar mÝrk amber farve med kremet beige skum som avtar etterhvert. Lukt av whiskey, eik, vanilje og karamell. Smak av plommer, bśr, whiskey og karamell. Ettersmak av whiskey, karamell og alkohol. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle (nice looking btw) at home. Reddish brown colour, cloudy, beige creamy head. Rich BA nose with bourbon, vanilla and porto tones, dried fruits like plums, liquorice, big bodied caramel and toffee malt tones, boozy burn, bitter finish. Lingering bourbon, vanilla aftertaste. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, some caramel, malt, vanilla and wood. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, alcohol, wood, caramel, some bread and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. An unclear, brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is toffee-ish, with dried fruits, pine cones, peach notes and alcohol. Itís full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated, with lots of flavor. Dried fruits, pine cones, toffee and alcohol. Some booze and a faint woody touch. Tannins in the finish, with dried fruits, toffee and roasted notes. Quite decent this one, but too boozy for me. 150814

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7599) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
355 ml bottle. Pours a murky amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, brown sugar, herbal notes and plums. Flavour of sweet maltiness, wood, plums, bourbon, vanilla and quite strong herbal notes. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Take it slow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8071) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a medium sized off-white head. Right off the bat quite sweet caramel and syrup on the nose, wooden notes, sweet ripe fruits, malts and some faint resinous hops. Alcohol comes through a bit too, but not as much as one would expect. Flavor is equally as sweet if not more, lots of caramel malts, subtle licorice notes, syrup, ripe fruits, resin and some oak-y stinginess. Again, alcohol is at play as a lingering warming sensation on the sweet aftertaste. The heavy sweetness is justified by the high alcohol content, nicely balanced. A very heavy slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Deep golden brown with a golden head. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, dates, figs, Brandy, butterscotch. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of lightly burnt bitterness and warming booze on the finish. Taste is toffee, tangerine, vanilla, orange peel, toasted oak, grand marnier.

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