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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Pours mahogany in color with very little head and no lacing or visible carbonation. Aroma of vanilla, cough syrup, bourbon, coke, and dark fruits. Taste is the same with additional Carmel and brown sugar. Wow. This is an outstanding and complex beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle thanks beau. Pours amber no head. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of sweet sugar toffee coconut

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter. Absolutely great smell. A bit a of burn in the finish but overall solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter. 5/12/13. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, beige head. Aroma is cereal, breads, vanilla, caramel, fruit, oak, wood, alcohol. Taste is malty, fruity, sweet, acidic, caramel, bourbon, wood (oak), earth, vanilla, hint of leather; finish of citrus, fruit skin, dark fruit, dry vanilla. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Beautiful lacing. Chewy mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (516) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2014
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz") Bottle. A- Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, malty, oakey, sweet. A- Dark red black color, dark liquid, off white head. T- Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, red wine, caramel, vanilla. P- Full body, sharp texture, mild carbonation, smooth finish with a slight bite. O- My first barely wine. This one had been aged for over a year and a half. I think the aging definitely mellowed this one out. Wow, was this good. Reminded me of sipping on Jim Beam. The flavors blended extremely well and everything about this just screamed drink me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (344) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma is fruity and bourbon... really sweet flavor, fruit and caramel....This is very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5584) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft to snifter at Arcadia. Looks good; a mostly opaque brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff, and will definitely improve with age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmmkay (50) - - FEB 15, 2013
Very strong ale. Drink it from a snifter. Alcohol though out this one. Bourbon seems to increase the sharpness. Luckily it doesn't overpower it so you don't feel like your drinking a shot of bourbon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2057) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3333) - 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.


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