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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1812) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
750ml bottle of 2013 release. Pours a brown color with a bit of head. Bourbon aroma when the cap came off. Rich caramel flavors. The bourbon overpowers a little at first but the. Balances nicely with some time to breathe. Some plum notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2016
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours deep garnet with a very short lived off white film of bubbles. Aroma is pure bourbon with vanilla, coconut, chocolate and any many of sweet delicacies you care to imagine. Taste is upfront vanilla with the thick mouthfeel and complex flavour profile of the standard Old Numbskull but with out the hops and in place a smorgasbord of marron glace, apricots, chocolate, vanilla and a warming alcohol hit but very subdued and not overly hot. Perfectly judged and all flavours complement each other whilst being powerful they are never overpowering. So mellow and smooth but at the same time a real sipper and one to savour (which at this price is a blessing in disguise). Perfect barley wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
emartell (346) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JAN 2, 2016
Excelentes notas aromáticas. Destacan los aromas a frutos secos, principalmente pasas e higos. En segunda instancia se perciben notas maltosas y el Bourbon. Color café ligeramente cobrizo y algo turbio. Cuerpo redondo, Corona de espuma media de baja retención. Carbonatacion baja. En boca es dulce, con buen equilibrio final y bastante frutal. Al paladar es una cerveza sumamente compleja, y de igual forma deliciosa. Bastante maltosa y con notas dulces, sin embargo con un buen equilibrio amargo al final. Sumamente frutal, en dónde las pasas, ciruelas, dátiles e higos secos dominan. Al retrogusto se perciben las notas al Bourbon sin ser excesivas así como naturalmente el alcohol. En resumen es una cerveza excepcional, exquisita y a la vez sumamente compleja. Barleywine de la mejor calidad y excelentemente bien lograda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (726) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bomber to a taster. Opaque brown with tan head. Sweet toffee notes with vanilla and bourbon... Smooth boozy finish... Delicious!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper brown pour with a thin tan head, aroma has strong bourbon and dark cherry, taste has boozy bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, dark malts, some molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Dangerous Bottleshares WHLZBRZ edition. Dark amber pour with an off white head. Notes of toffee, caramel, bourbon, butterscotch, figs, nuts, plums and some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2246) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares WLZBRZ edition. Pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of oxidized plums, caramel, sweet bourbon, butterscotch, dark sweet malts and weak chocolate. Very nice and mellow sweet aroma. The taste has some sweet and hot bourbon, some plums, ripe darker fruits, faded bold hops is there as well along with some malty caramel notes. A tad hot but still delicate!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - 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 (1336) - Glasgow, 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 (1748) - 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.

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