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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barrel aged cereal killer Barleywine ale. Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4031) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thin buff head. Aroma has caramel and - surprise! - bourbon-soaked wood notes. Flavor has a fierce alcohol bite that nevertheless lets through arty, caramel, and bourbon tones. Watch out, this is for the bold and the brave ONLY! Viscous texture has some good fizz. A killer!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle shared with some heads.Pours burgandy red with light head and not much lacing. Aromas of plum, dark fruit, booze, toffee, and barrel. Flavor is sweet malts, sugary fruit, black cherry. Finishes smooth with a little burn in the chest. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep brown with sparse froth that rises with a swirl. Nose is bourbon and honey with a touch of grass. Meadlike in its sweetness. Medium body with a tang, lightly sticky. Taste is apple, caramel, grass, banana and bourbon. Comes off a little washed out; sneaky alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Ruddy orange-brown body, thin off-white head. Hot nose with notes of bourbon, oak, raisin, and caramel; alcohol prevalent. Oaky, soft body with layers of caramel, toast, and bread, finishing with warming alcohol notes. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with very little head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear light brown/amber pour with a fleeting white head. Caramel aromas. Some bitterness, mild booze, and muted caramel notes. Bland and boring with a below average mouthfeel and body.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits and chocolate. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2765) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with almost no head. Aromas are bourbon, cherries, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet caramel and bourbon up front and finishes with toffee and vanilla. Medium body, oily and sticky. Very little alcohol burn. The barrel aging really improved this beer. I really enjoyed this sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from. Bottle I picked up in lansing. Pours a ruby amber with a thin tan head. Oak and sweet caramel and malt up front. Alcohol. Slightly tart and very bready. Very malty. Somewhat bitter also. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2686) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle from a trade some time ago, has red wax on it that took forever to chip off, not sure what year it is, pours a dark murky brown with practically no head at all, not really pleasant looking, aroma is of pretty much straight bourbon and oak with nothing much else, maybe a little bit of dark fruit and malt, but geez, boozy, the flavor has a huge bourbon and oak front end with a finish of malt and caramel, sweet but more hot and boozy than anything, thick mouthfeel, split this 12oz bottle and it was still a chore to finish, meh.


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