Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Mahogany in colour, this bourbon-barrel aged barley wine is crafted from fine barley malt exuding deep, rich notes of dried fruit, plum and candy with a walnut ester. Best enjoyed lightly chilled. Enjoy is now, or cellar for 5 years or more.

v1rgil's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - SEP 15, 2012
Bourbon barrell aged from bottle. Pours brown with good head. Well carbonated. Aroma is sweetness and slight bourbon sourness. First sip is tangy sweet and tart. Aftertase is slight dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a hazy amber colour with a small off head on top. nose of sweet caramel malts, nuts, vanilla, sweet sticky bourbon, oak, dried plums, butterscotch, and toffee molasses. taste is sweet with quite some bourbon upfront. sticky mouthfeel. maybe just a little bit to hot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4170) - California, USA - APR 27, 2016
27 apr 2016, bottle. Dark brown. When cold I actually get some sriracha on the nose, in addition to nutty, faintly sweet, alcohol. Even as it warms up I still get hints of sriracha. Maybe alcohol soaked raisins. Med body and mildly fizzy. Very meaty, moderately woody, bitter wood, mildly sweet, some tobacco notes in the finish. This is a nice beer. It isn’t special but it’s certainly impressive and interesting in places.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tmalaher (202) - Calgary, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Outstanding. Taste the bourbon barrel. Feel the alcohol. Many layers of flavor. This is a sippin’ beer, not for quaffing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Draught at Red Racer. Slightly hazy, not much head. Has a medium amber colour. Has a nice balanced aroma of bourbony vanilla and rich th malts. Fruity, raisins, sweet and boozy, some wood influence, and a rich fruity maltiness. Definitely one of the better ba bw’s around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
2015 central city parallel 49 advent calendar. Pours auburn, malty caramel aromas. Strong caramel, vanilla, dried fruits. Strong, excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5822) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
22 oz. bottle. It pours dark orange/red color with an orange head. The aroma has some rich maltiness, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, cherry and fig. Lots of dried fruit and bourbon. The flavor is full with caramel and dried fruit. Prunes, raisins, figs with a strong, earthy bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable, with a rather syrupy body. Very fruit forward. I could’ve used less bitterness and a less syrupy body, but pretty decent for the style overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
2013 bottle. Pours a caramel ruby with a half finger of off white head. Aroma has great notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon barrel, dark fruits, and faint touch of tartness. Taste is a bit sweet with caramel, strong bourbon barrel, dark fruits, a bit of a tart fruit. Medium-full body with a medium-high carbonation. A bit syrupy in the mouth with a lively carbonation. Overall a pretty nice beer. Dart fruits with caramel, bourbon barrel and not a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2016
Tons of caramel, marshmallow, milk chocolate, cherries, full bodied. Moderately sweet alcohol well hidden. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
Visual: Pours cloudy reddish brown with no head and a few bubbles surfacing, super thin micro bubble ringed retention, suspended micro sediment. Nose: caramel oaked sweet barley malt, raisin. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: thick viscosity, crisp-oily Mid-palate: alcohol heaviness, (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) bourbon, biscuity caramel-toffee malt, plum-prune dark fruity Finish: sweet bourbon oaked maltiness, subtle bitter, soft alcohol warmth, walnut exhale. Summary: Incredibly smooth for a 11.5%’er, lots of bold flavour with a decent slick-crisp mouthfeel. A tad cloying halfway through, especially at the finish. An all-around solid brew; I have yet to try the non-barrel aged version, looking forward to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Rating #1416 25.12.2014 - 341mL Bottle #22 in the CC/P49 Mystery Box. Aroma is caramel, toffee, alcohol, bourbon. Pours a rich amber, barely there white head. Medium carbonation, heavy alcohol warmth. Not unbalanced though, this truly has a depth of character - would love to let this mellow for a year or 3. Hot at the moment, but full of vanilla, char, toffee notes that are very tasty.

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