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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Flavors of bourbon, malt, and hops meld quite good
Served at cellar temp like it should
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An American Barleywine Ale aged in used oak Bourbon barrels, this beer develops rich flavors that deepen over time. Winner of the GOLD Medal in 2008 at the Great American Beer Festival!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2467) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Ander etiket zonder alcohol %. Genaamd: Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 2012. Donker oranje bruinig bier met een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt vanille, overrijp fruit. Smaakt vanille, alcohol, overrijp fruit, iets bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1077) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2015
From a 12 oz 2012 bottle into a mini Val-Dieu stem glass. Pours brown with swirly brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, rich malts, slight Bourbon. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich brown malts, brown sugar, Bourbon, slight molassas, subtle mint. Overall a lovely balance of malts and Bourbon with a touch of age and roughness, but...holding up beautifally with 3 or so years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to Jdizzle1. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, woody, earthy, boozy, light hops, a little floral, vanilla and dark dried fruits. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter and light sweetness. Full bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is a little to boozy, earthy and a tad to harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Pretty much totally hazy dark red, slight brown color. Little off-white head, leaving good webs of lace. Great dark fruit, nice vanilla, big oak. Slight spiciness, more rich caramel. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, moderate bitter, some alcohol warmth that lasts into the finish. Bigger body. Good kind of full, thicker texture, good chewiness to it, almost like an imperial stout. Mild slick texture in the finish. Great longer bourbon in the aftertaste, works well with the big biscuity cake-like malt. Very enjoyable BA barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Dark brown color. Some bourbon in the aroma, flavor is moderately sweet snd earthy,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12oz bottle from 2014. Ruddy reddish-brown hue with a low tan foam. Smelled of sweet fruit/malts. Tasted hotter with an alcoholic bourbon hit atop a grainy base. Seemed boozier and more hoppy than previous vintages. Full body and medium- carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (515) - - SEP 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Hazy red Amber color with a thick off white head. Sweet caramel bourbon aroma. Thick creamy texture. Creamy bourbon vanilla toasted grains flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
2011 bottle. Dark amber shade. Short head that disappears eventually. Bourbon and golden syrup aroma. Taste has mellowed but doesn’t feel especially aged. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar with fruits lurking. Very solid, but a bit lower than my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10589) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. Bourbon, caramel chocolate malt, hay, and alcohol aroma. Cloudy brown with moderate head. Sweet bourbon, creamy caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay and alcohol flavor. Has a great bourbon flavor with minimal alcohol harshness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (269) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2015 bottle. Sweet coconut and vanilla aroma with a grape sweetness backbone. Huge flavor in this. Smooth up front with marshmallow malt, toasty but fades into sweet wine and then the barrel comes through with a tinge of alcohol and bourbon burn. Excellent.

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