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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
This Barrel-Aged version of our American Barleywine Ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to develop its rich and intense flavor profile. The result is an amazingy complex beer that balances the caramel and toasted malt character of the Old Numbskull with notes of vanilla, oak, and bourbon from the barrel aged process. Savor this one now or continue to age it in the bottle for years to come.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (778) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Deep rich ruby brown pour of 2013 vintage. Looks incredible. Almost no head. Big bourbon and vanilla aroma on this one, which is super exciting. Taste is sweet up front then port then vanilla and some toasty. Very dry finish. Bit thin on the palate. Good barley wine but not nearly as big wow factor as the barrel aged wee heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle pours murky brown with low white head. Aroma is sweet malts and bourbon. taste is similar with a medium body and dry bourbon and malt finish, well done

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Shady amber, low head. Caramelly, bready malt aroma with piney and citric hops, and well integrated barrel cognac aromas. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3721) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! Pours wooden brown with a rather small goldenish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, charred wood, coconut milk, moist soil, bourbon alcohol and hints of hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, biscuits, sweet bread, charred wood, coconut milk, hay, soil and hint of liquorice root. Mouthfeel is fat, round, creamy, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, moist soil, roasted coconut, hay and bourbon alcohol. Yum-a-dum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at An afternoon of Skulls, Scotsman and Speedway 141129. Deep amber/brown beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Vanilla aroma, figs, raisins,, toffee, biscuits, caramel, prunes, cream, citrus notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, figs, licorice, grapes, some warming alcohol. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1402) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle shared at capitol beer. Pours Brown with white head. Taste of brown sugar. Malts and oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4871) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2014
750ml bottle (2012 edition) in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of bourbon and oak and light vanilla, caramel and toffee and notes of chocolate and nuts from the malts, hints of dark fruits, some alcohol, a little bitterness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a great blend of the strong malts and the bourbon barrels. Average texture. A really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1308) - Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Picked this bottle up at Alesmith. Pours a dark murky brown with a modest tan foam. Foam dwindles to just the rim and no lacing. Figs, brown sugar, raisins, and alcohol presence make a complex and warming brew. The toffee aroma is sweet and the body full. Dark fruits round out the finish which is slightly dry, but leaves you wanting more. I had this with a piece of pumpkin bread. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from Brouwer’s, via Dean. Pours a dark black-brown, little to no tan head. Aroma oaky, vanilla, some dried fruit. Body full and smooth with a strong, oaky bite in the back end. Too hot for my taste, but I get why people dig it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from the Station. A: Dark brown; mahogany. Big fluffy creme colored head. Lacing. N: Toffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, pine, earth, butterscotch, pineapple, biscuit, walnut. Raisin. T: Big sweet barleywine. Some bitterness to balance,but this is a big sweetie. M: Treacly, heavier body. Big alcohol, as one might expect. O: The beer which Mother of All Storms wants to be. Plenty of barleywine notes enhanced by delicious bourbon. Bra-vo.

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