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RATINGS: 623   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (7227) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Newest release. Pours significantly darker than the base BW. Wonderful aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel and hops. I though the hop presence of the bw might be a game changer, and it was, lending a great complexity to this beer despite the longtime in barrels. Taste is everything the aroma was plus a little earthy nuttiness, bourbon heavy but not dominant. This was a loooong time whale and was not a let down."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Pours a coffee brown with tan head. Aroma is nice, some vanilla, oak, coffee, with some caramel. Taste was delicious, flavors of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and booze all intermingling together nicely. A notch below King Henry, very very good. Glad to have finally tried this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
golden orange 1 finger bubbly head fades slowly. Smells of smoked meat, cigars, tobacco and cloves. taste is sweet, boozy, lots of cough medicine and a mix of sweet potato / yam, brown sugar, boozy whiskey and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2671) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Deep chestnut. Small off white head. No lacing. Bourbon aroma and malt. Bourbon vanilla taste. Boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, july 1st 2014. Copper brown body with a thin tanned head. Aroma is malty with oak, bourbon, toffee. Sweet caramel taste with alcohol notes, bourbon, dark fruits, light vanilla sting in finish. Warm boozy aftertaste with balanced sweetness and a light roast character. Quite excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
750 ML bottle Dark murky brown color, light tan head. So well balanced nose. Caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, figs, vanilla, and coconut. Taste matches nose quite well. Very sticky and jam like. Sensational barrel variation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours reddish brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, coconut, taste is quite rich caramel, vanilla, sweet, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. Nice mahogany red with off white head. Aroma oof bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste of vanilla, toffee, wood, coconut. Sweet and bitter. The barrel influence is quite full on

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Murky light brown, soft ringed head. Vibrant sweet Caramac Bourbon. Choppy oak. Initial taste is bursting with sickly sweet Bourbon, without actually kicking much Bourbon kick. Injection of soft sticky malt, parked up esters. Finishes bile and acidic.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (955) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Color caoba oscuro con espuma marfil. aromsa de bourbon, maiz, pasas y madera. Cuerpo denso con inicio dulce de pasas y bourbon, al que le sigue una madera seca y muy equilibrada. Excelente.

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