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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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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Charlie now comes aged in wood!

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 18/20
alassio (82) - USA - MAY 1, 2010
Yes. Oh yes. It does the different dimensions of a bourbon-barrel barleywine lightly. The bourbon isn’t overwhelming, neither are the hops. The alcohol wafts gently, the mouthfeel is veritably spritzy. Almost gently bitter, almost semi-sweet, almost demonically intense, while also pleasantly zesty - - this BBB can DANCE. Diabolically worthwhile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a cream head. nose is wood, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, and dried fruits. nice on the palate, flavors are wood, vanilla, light dried fruits, and no sign of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
12 oz 2010 vintage bottle. Poured a ruby red with a tan colored head that lasted a long time. Smells hot of alcohol with notes of bourbon, carmel malts and dark fruits. Taste is similar, bourbon, carmel, vanilla, toast, dark fruits and lots of alcohol, medium body with a dry finish. A decent take on barrel aged bourbon barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4533) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The smell is alcohol, wood, bourbon, caramel, and sweet. The look is clear, amber in color, and has no head. The taste is caramel, alcohol, wood, and more alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 2010 bottle from ba extraordinaire Levifunk! Rerate. Reddish chesnut with tiny head. Aroma of burnt sugar, toffee, toast, alcohol, and caramel. Hot hops. Resinous hops, caramel, toast, prune and fig. Big malt. Big booze. Much better this go around. Hot finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, coconut, and cherry. Flavor of cherry, caramel, bourbon, raisins, and vanilla with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 12, 2010
A dark amber pour holds a thin head. Smell of Cherries, currant, vannilla bourbon, sweet malt . Taste is big with dried cherry, currant flavor and sweet malt. Great vannila from the bourbon barrell and a warm alcohol flavor. A super beer, really super. Oh yeah, and a little scary how drinkable it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6268) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11, red amber colored pour with thin white foam, aromas of whteout and maple syrup, flavor of caramel and cashew some vodka heat, peach syrup, nice finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2010
"Beautiful amber brown body with a thin, filmy white head and spotty lacing. Mellow aromas of woody vanilla, figs, red grapes, cereal and bourbon. Lush mouth feel, damn drinkable and very soothing to the system. Flavorful with lots of caramel/toffee and bread notes. Mixed dark berries, vanilla and bourbon soaked wood. Very, very good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(12oz bottled 2/2010) Pours clear rich orange-brown with a nice ring of lasting bubbles. Nose of grass, bourbon, caramel. Taste of bourbon/alcohol, fusels, brown sugar, very hot, hair spray, but this beer is complex. Once it ages it’s going to be fantastic. Better as it warms. Creamy and oily body.

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