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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Barleywine aged in Wild Turkey barrels.


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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UltraViolence (23) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
I havenít much liked the brewery, but they were serving this one up at the GABF. Itís inconceivably good. Melted caramel, outlandishly rich. Brown sugar, warming alcohol, has a dessert wine vibe to it. Just outrageous, unique, and completely excellent.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2016
this is liquid candy. Lots of sticky malts, molasses and sugar. Its ok, just not my style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bill Becker (773) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Thanks to Aaron for the hand delivered bottle just because I hooked him up with some BCBS in Casper. Pours a hazy to cloudy deep brown colour ala a Thomas Hardy Ale. Small and then no head of foam, no lacing. Huge caramel malt and dark fruits in the smell with port like notes. Got all of that immediately following removing the waxed cap. That. .got me all excited. How is the taste, Bitterbill? Exactly like what the smell indicated. Caramel malt that is sweet but not overly so. Dark pitted fruit and that unmistakable taste of Port as in a properly cellared Thomas Hardy. I reckon that this is THE closest to That wonderful elixir the US has to offer. Sticky full mouthfeel with the gentlest carbonation. This is absolutely fabulous. Amazing. Incredible. Easily makes it to my top 5 beers ever. Maybe even number 1. Iíll decide that when I am finished. Oh yeah, thereís some definite heat to this baby but it is part of the beauty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1133) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
500 mL bottle. Murky brown with a reddish tinge. Lots of bourbon. Very oaky and nutty bourbon aroma. Boozy and a little bit of brown sugar. Taste is also a ton of bourbon. Really strong bourbon and oak. Brown sugar behind it. Some vanilla in the back end. Lingering bourbon and booze. Medium heavy. Very boozy, but not very sweet, which I appreciate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (6921) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Deep hazy chestnut, no head. Lovely fruity nose with boozy caramel and oak and gentle whiskey. Lovely toffee and whiskey flavor with lots of honey, boozy English malt, dark plum and fruity tones, boozy malty whiskey and fruity British dark old ale finish. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
12th October 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber brown beer. Low carbonation. Sweet thick barleywine with hints of vanilla wood. Very smooth indeed. Dangerously easy drinking!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 Ė Boulder, CO - The Night of BeersÖ
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Big sweet aroma oak barrel and whiskey aroma. This was very sweet bourbon flavored with a big alcohol finish. This would be a perfect after dinner drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Fresh wood barrel, syrup/walnut aroma. An apple-cideresque hazy brown. A nice warming whiskey barrell syrupy walnut flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4102) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Had a whole lot of this beer on draft as I was pouring for Bull & Bush at GABF. This was my favorite of their lineup there. The appearance is a thick medium nut brown color, and a large two-finger yellowish head sits on top of the beer. Amazing aroma of caramel, toffee, port wine, sweet cherries, oak, and whiskey. Really a heavenly smell, similar to Angelís Share or something of the like. The flavor is a little over-the-top sweet, but other than that itís amazing. Big-time caramel malts and sweet toffee, candied dates, sugar plums, and cherries, with a subtle and well-integrated whiskey barrel note. Very decadent. Thick and rich on the mouthfeel with average carbonation, full body, and a slick, oily texture. An excellent -bal aged barleywine. I really love this style, and this is a great example of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 10. Pretty sweet brew. Very fruity with some vanilla and other whiskey notes. More sweet than anything, but pretty solid.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours an opaque muddled brown with an yellow tinted off-white head. Nose is a bit extreme: big fusel alcohol, bourbon, sweetness. Flavor is very sweet and boozy. Thick, thick palate but I really didnít want to drink much of this.


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