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Barley Johns Barrel-Aged Rosies Ale (Batch 3)

Barley Johns Barrel-Aged Rosies Ale (Batch 3)
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Triple fermented Wild Rice Brown Ale brings an elevated alcohol percentage to the glass. Aged 8 months in Old Fitzgerald Bourbon casks (third use of the barrel) to add a subtle bourbon and vanilla note. Subtle sherry flavor and brilliant red color. Served in a 5.5oz pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! A hand bottle from? Zero carbonation. Rich malt, a little chocolate. Strong brandy notes. Finishes sherry and and brandy notes and semi dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2010
Growler. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, licorice, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, licorice, malt, coffee, dried fruits. Full body. Powerful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2010
Growler, courtesy of yespr. An oily pour leaves a dark copper beer under an minimal off-white head. Alcohol, dried fruits and perfume on the nose, vinous bordering boozy. Sweet flavor with alcohol and raisins, some caramel as a background. Warming, full-bodied and rather flat. Throat-burning finish that lasts for a good while. A big beer that isn’t much suited for drinking, it’s a sipper. Way to hot, but still nice. 091024

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
hand bottle ... Ok ive no idea about the other versions... but this was a big boozy mess... deep black... big whiskey nose ... over sweet .... sickly whiskey ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting.
Slightly murky dark brown with a very short lived head, in fact I think the only thing that kept it up is the viscosity. The commercial description uses the word ’subtle’ twice. I found nothing subtle about it at all. In fact, no, that’s a lie, there are some subtle beer like qualities to it... Basically it’s all heat and raw bourbon to me. Spirit concentrate. All booze and no trousers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
[ Courtesy of yespr ]. Clear dark brown color with a small, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, berry, smoke - wood, raspberry notes, moderate alcohol - bourbon. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy and very oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20091024]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Big boozy whisky/bourbon aroma. Hot spirit like oilyness in mouth. Bit hot but quite nice supping beer. Hot as hell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I enjoyed the Wild Brunette enough to sway my decision on dropping the $9 for 5.5oz pour here... Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a finger of creamy beige head. Lots of sherry in the nose, some fruity and sweet notes to. Faint bourbon, compared to the sherry, hints of apple and vinous. The taste is heavily influenced by the barrel aging, it’s hard to believe that this is a third cycle through these barrels... Vinous, more sherry, bourbon, and caramel. Lots of barrel notes. Good, but the overwhelming sherry/bourbon presence puts a glass ceiling in place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Handbottled, 14%. Quite alcoholic aroma, a bit of mild paint thinner. Clear dark brown colour, red shine. No head. The flavour is quite sweet, has a lot of alcohol. Vinous, some paint thinner, vanilla. Has some good elements, but why so much alcohol?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
Jesper’s growler. Thanks! Pours a clear brown with a diminishing beige head. Sweet with aromas of English liquirish. Also some smoked whiskey notes. Also some wood. Full bodied. Long alcohol warming finish.

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