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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Date: June 18, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma balanced with earthy hops
Body: velvet body
Flavor: touch of alcohol, great vanilla character

Date: April 20, 2006
Vintage: 2004
Words: #161/240
Aroma: earthy hop aroma with light vanilla and a touch of oak, very creamy, hot
Flavor: big woody flavor, touch of sweetness, good earthy hops to balance

Date: April 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, plenty of earthyness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, plenty of earthyness, bourbon has faded leaving just a touch of caramel and vanilla sweetness, oxidation present but melds well with the rich malts

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

Date: October 10, 2007
Vintage: 2005
Words: #142/233
picking up a good balance between the bourbon and dark caramel, still lots of sweetness, touch of alcohol fades in and out,

Date: February 20, 2009
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma with a nice bourbon presence
Flavor: sticky sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of alcohol, light oak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2015
750ml bottle enjoyed @ Dangerous Bottleshares - WHLZBRZ-edition. Pours murky brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is lots of bourbon, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla and chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is boozy bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (836) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Pours burgundy-ish brown with a modest brown head. Aroma is caramel, pine, slight earthiness. Taste is caramel, fudge, slight heat, fudge. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2015 Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ-edition. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of lots of bourbon, fudge, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, malt, caramel, light hoppy, dark fruits, sweet orange. Taste is a huge bourbon bomb with lots of caramel and vanilla, some nutty notes, fudge, chocolate, light booze, dark sweet fruits, slight hops in the backend with some sweeter citrus fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1102) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
Barley wine rating #50! Bottle 75cl at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition. Pours a hazy, rusty amber with a medium sized, off white head. Aroma has looots of bourbon! Vanilla, coco nut, fudge, caramel, still some fruity hops, lots of figs, dates and prunes. Taste is sweet with vanilla, lots of dried fruits, fudgy caramel, boozy bourbon, slight hoppy finish. Average carbonation and a full, sticky body. Great barley wine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ken1 (1436) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma: Dark berries, malt, chocolate and bourbon. Flavour: Fruity sweet and bitter with notes of plumbs, caramel and bourbon. A creamy mouthfeel and an alcoholic warmth. Colour: Reddish brown with an offwhite head. From: Taster @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours an all dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is a bourbon bomb. Packed with toffee, vanilla, coconut, so rich, coffee, chocolate, toast, prunes, dark fruits. This beer is all changed. Taste is like drinking bourbon without the booze. Vanilla, wood, coconut, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, light bitter chocolate, burnt malts. Full body, toasty finish, very subtle hops. Just very well executed and drinkable. Warming feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Nice sweet aroma, roasted sugars, yeasty, toffee. Flavor is melow, soft, lots of flavors, toasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (5866) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
heavy sweet malty aroma,brown, off white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice heavy sweet barrel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, toasted and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, bourbon, sweet, hop, little bitter, warming, little coconut and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 241015

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