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RATINGS: 661   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (748) - 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 (6799) - 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 (2573) - 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 (2374) - 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 (1389) - 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 (1965) - 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 (1748) - 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 (1773) - 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 (780) - 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.

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