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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Barrel aged cereal killer Barleywine ale. Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 19, 2014
One year old 12oz bottle shared by the motorcycle-loving AndyReynolds - nose is wood, booze and bourbon. Sip adds chocolate (malt) and brown sugar. Sweet. Big body. A sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
March 17, 2015 - 2012 bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited bubbly head. Aroma was malt, caramel, bourbon and dark fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma and balanced, but just not a high quality bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle sealed with bomb proof wax. Pour has a muddy brown color with very little head and a still look. Aroma has rich malt, oak, bourbon, and dark fruit. Mouth feel is full but the carbonation is almost nonexistent. Flavor has loads of barrels, bourbon, heavy malts, and sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1913) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle thanks beau. Pours amber no head. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of sweet sugar toffee coconut

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from trade. Looks like it says 2012 on the bottle, poured 4/1/14. Pours murky brown with a bit of purple and red, and a small creamy yellowish brown head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, toffee, fig, bourbon. Beautiful. Flavor is gifs and bourbon, a blast of vanilla on the finish, slight oxidization but not bad. Mouthfeel starts rich and thick, but with very low carbonation that seems to make this feel a little thin. Some more carb would help the mouthfeel. Very nice beer that I would like to try fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1732) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle pour from alexsdad06. Color dark brown. Nose pure bourbon. Initial flavor all bourbon. After the alcohol I get some aftertaste of spice, caramel, and maybe vanilla. Tastes like hoppy bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
12 ounce wax capped bottle, 12/18/12 stamped on the bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/mahogany brown color with about a quarter inch tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. There’s also a small amount of lacing. The aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, oak, and a bit of booze. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some molasses and raisins. There’s also a surprising amount of bitterness in this brew, although the sweet malty flavors are stronger. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick and easy enough to drink for a 12% ABV brew. Moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, hopefully I can pick up another bottle in the future. $7.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Amazing bourbon aroma with a hint of cherries. Tastes like cherries, vanilla, plums and booze. A little hot. Might put one away to try in a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1583) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta, brought by Drew. Cloudy, reddish brown, with a thin head. Big nose of vanilla and bourbon, butterscotch, pine, caramel, and oats. Very sweet, with a nice touch of bitterness. Heavy body, harsh, sticky, and thick. Nice, heavy, and incredibly flavorful beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks Scott! Dark caramel color, minimal head/lace. Smells of booze, oak, oxidation, and bourbon. Thin; needs way more body. Decent taste I guess; doesn't resonate. Not bad, but def forgettable.

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