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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonnyMadison (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Very smooth with a rich aroma. The taste was a little overpowering, but a good bourbon flavor with cappuchino notes. Just a little strong for my taste, but very unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of fruit, bourbon, and caramel. Taste is caramel, bourbon, fruit, vanilla, and wood. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4053) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 5, 2014
Another proof of MatSciGuy’s generosity, huge thanks! Poured a dark amber-red body with an off white head. Very complex, excellent aroma - bourbon, vanilla, yoghurt, dough, raisins, strong caramel, soft in general, just slightly sticky. Wow! Strong creamy, caramelly sweet taste, with fine vanilla & bourbon notes, cappuccino, not that much alcohol in the taste yet warming, just light bitterness. Something else that’s illegible. All in all, a superb beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (147) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Chocolate and yeasty aroma. Appearance is brown with minimal head. Chocolate taste with alcohol hit following. Sweet malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3531) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On draught at the Blind Tiger. Pours a hazy brown with a thin tan head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Huge aroma of sweet caramel and vanilla along with notes of bourbon and oak. The flavor is very sweet, probably too sweet for most. The caramel is almost chewy its so sweet. Lots of vanilla present as well. Bourbon and oak present as well. A bit boozy in the finish. A solid ale, but heavily influenced by the barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1512) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Barleywine #50. Doin’ it in style! 2013 bottle from Homer321 poured on 5/21/14. Big thanks man! Pours murky brownish amber with a small creamy yellow khaki head. Big caramel toffee aroma with vanilla, raisins, dark fruits, sweet smooth bourbon, oak, very slight oxidation. Flavor is sweet caramel bourbon, oak, dark sweet fruit, and a huuuge vanilla marshmallow finish that lingers a good while. Plenty of carbonation and a chewy body with some nice booze bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a clear amber with an average frothy well lacing head. Aroma is complex with notes of dark fruit, bourbon, wood, and a bit of spice notes. Taste is a balanced heavy sweet with a boozy finish. A great barleywine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (535) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep amber to brownish color with virtually no head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, bourbon, malty sweetness. Flavor is molasses sweet, vanilla, boozy. Full creamy body with a lingering Bourbon vanilla character. Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Dark amber/caramel pour. Aromas of sweet malts, dates, brown sugar, oak, and bourbon. Flavor is malt forward with lots of dark fruit and bourbon character. Subtle oak notes in the finish. Abv is completely hidden as well. Respectable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade. The appearance was a half fingered white foamy head that dies within about a minute. Lacing is adequate and clings nicely around the glassware. The smell had apples and cherries dance in front of the malty sweet aspect of trying to add a decent spice to it, hmmmm...I like it. The taste had a nice sweet malty apple/cherry flavoring that adds to a nice super sweet malty apple/cherry aftertaste. The finish is super sticky and sweet. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with about a decent sipping barleywine that shows its good for the style (American or English, well, we’re just say that’s up for determine). Carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, this is good for me and good for the style. you know I would have this again.

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