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RATINGS: 97   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 (9019) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12 oz bottle. Chestnut brown with beige foam. Nose is apple, bourbon, caramel, plum and oak; a bit musty. Sticky medium to full body with a warming buzz. Taste is bourbon, plum and blackberry turning bitter with pine and juniper. The beautiful fruity sweetness is a bit lost between the bourbon and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6993) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. It pours deep amber with a creamy off white head. Lovely malty aroma with oak and vanilla notes. Some ripe berries. Sweets and sugar bread. The flavor has an intense sweet malty and oaky backbone with vanilla and light cocoa notes. A sipper and a nice one indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8564) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
12 oz bottle. From saveurbiere.com.
Cloudy mid-brown color with a small light tan head. Sweet toffee, hops, mild bitterness and mild mint in the aroma. The flavor is sweetness, sweet malt, fudge, mild hops and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Umber color with small dense lid of heavy cream colored tiny bubbles. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, woody bourbon and dark fruit. Fruity sweet start. Alcohol/bourbon rushes in. Not bad, but a bit abrupt and like throwing a shot back after a sip of barleywine. Slightly hot on the tongue, and later in the stomach. Middle has some filberts, and mild brandy notes. Iím catching a old-fashioned flavor with the cherry added. Light spice and alcohol reappearing the finish and linger. I have a feeling this would be really good in 8+ months. Right now, it is a bit too hot and raw. 1/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9843) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Another great label. Poured a cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Wood, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, toffee some dark fruits, and some toastiness. Alcohol content hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lush, complex bourbon barrels, a nice nuttiness and toffee. Flavour matches, with loads of complex bourbon, toffee, toasted nuts and bready malt. Wonderfully cohesive and rich. This is everything one could hope for in a bourbon barrel aged barley wine. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (780) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
I liked this quite a bit. Based on the fact I normally donít like barley wines. Nice bourbon flavor and really really smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, malts, oak, bourbon, hints of vanilla, dark fruits and light bitterness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more of everything. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
lean copper brown with no head. Nose shows toasted almond, burnt sugar, caramel, raisin/prune, and oxidized malt. Honey also coming through. Full and malt with oxidized malts and a moderate bitterness. Infected for sure. Papery. Medium bodied and warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1556) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with about an inch tan head that stuck around a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark fruit (cherry, plum), bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, dark bread and a bit of herbalness. The taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruit (cherry, plum, raisins), caramel, earthiness, dark bread, molasses, toffee, and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and coating with moderate carbonaton. I have to say this is a pretty good barleywine, Iíd definitely buy this again the next time I see it. I think I bought this bottle on a prior trip to ATG, but I donít remember for sure.

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