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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex brew, alcoholic/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
750mL bottle pours with a murky amber body that supports a nice tan head. The aroma is a yummy mix of vanilla, dates and pine hops that are muted by aged sticky malts. Behind those notes I get smooth candy like whiskey. Yes! Smells wonderful. The taste starts with sweet dates, malts and vanilla to about midway. Then it hits with some caramel and smooth sugary whiskey goodness. Thatís far too smooth whiskey to really be just whiskey. I love how this beer is accentuated by the barrel and maintains its smooth richness. This is a lovely sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Hazy burnt orange-brown pour with off-white/khaki head. Nose is smooth whiskey, caramel-drenched citrus and dark fruit with sweet toffee and oaky vanilla. Tinge of booze. Flavor is caramelized dark fruit, whiskey, toffee bar, and vanilla with a lightly dry oaky finish. Like the base, a lighter palate than most American barley wines. Lingering sweet whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Nice, but could use a bit more palate presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, thanks Alex! Pours copper/brown, with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, malt, fruit, and alcohol. Medium to heavy body, long finish. Somewhat sweet, with a slightly astringent finish. A really nice one here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber shared with SHERM1016....thanks! Pours a dark reddish brown with thin head. Nose is a sweetish / whiskey sweetness; initial taste is boozy / whiskey / red wine .... definitely an excellent sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1158) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
750ml bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy, cola brown color with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is boozy, whiskey, toffee. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, boozy, whiskey, malty, nutty, caramel, dark fruit, raisin, oak, vanilla, with a sweet, boozy finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle, shared with friends. Pours cloudy chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, rye. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, rye bite, some wood, light bitter. Full body, creamy. Lacks some complexity. Well masked ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Bottle shared @ Dakís Black Friday tasting. Again, think this was brought by JBoan but correct me if Iím wrong. Dark chestnut pour with scarlet and garnet making a statement as well. Moderate cashew colored cap. Caramel, vanilla, raw wood, toasted oak, black pepper, rye, cocoa, and brown sugar. Thick, creamy, sweet but not cloying. Another incredible BA masterpiece from these guys.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Toffee colored pour, yellowish tan head. Flavors of raisins, rye whiskey, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, brown sugar, honey, fruitcake. YUM.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750ml bottle, courtesy of my buddy Tim. thanks! pours a hazy, russet color capped by a creamy, beige head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is wonderful with heavy notes of caramel, toffee, candied pineapple, raisins, and figs back by toasted coconut, charred oak, and subtle hints of rye whisky. flavor is simply outstanding with sweet toffee, yellow cake batter, coconut cookies, and vanilla up front with dark fruits, hints of chocolate covered orange, oak, and dry, spicy rye whisky bringing up the back end. palate is full bodied and dangerously drinkable by moderate carbonation and a great balance of the spicy, woody barrel notes and the sweet barleywine notes. overall, another world class barrel aged beer from Alesmith.

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