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RATINGS: 502   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
Unified in one voice, Our fans can rejoice
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!

Lukaduke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2012 vintage. Pours a deep ruby brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is powerful and complex. RIch brown sugar, toffee, caramel, sour cherry, fig, bourbon and warm spicy vanilla. On the palate it is soft on the front and a warm booze on the end... in the middle is a palate warming spicy bourbon, dark fruit plum, burnt sugar, touch of grassy bitterness and a long slow finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared during Jack’s farewell bottle share at Craft Clerkenwell. Many thanks to Manny for this gem. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy top. The nose is ripe with booze, toasted wood and ripening orange. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, alcohol, crackers, hay and light caramel. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish with notes of toffee, pale wood, caramel and golden raisins. The beer is certainly heavy-handed but it has its moments.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Manny G. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Light dry malts, trace of creamy sweetness. Spicy toffee, spicy bourbon. Little dry fruit. Pretty spicy but fun!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy deep mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, sticky, a whole load of dried fruit, fruit cake, candied stuff, spice and generic bourbon character. The taste is rich, oily, spicy, quite hot from the booze, fruit cake, vanilla, oily, toffee, fruit cake and ginger bread with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Pretty hot if truth be told. Decent... if a bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig. Amber orange, still, small foamy brown head. Aroma is orange, caramel, some harsh boozey astringency. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, sticky sugars, vanilla bourbon, tangy metallic notes and alcohol burn. It’s OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5806) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever brought this along. Caramel-colored pour with a medium white head. Nose is pretty straight forward. Discernible bourbon character. Vanilla and plenty of caramel, boozy heat. Similar flavor. Caramel. Some toasted wood. Creamy grain. Hot finish. Simple, pleasing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5404) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Huge thanks to Manny G for this one. Aroma is subdued cakey. Caramel. Hot alcohol. Light hazed reddy orange coloured pour with a halo off white head. Flavor is composed if toffee. Hit alcohol. Caramel. Toffee. Varnish. Nail polish remover. Solvent. Palate is composed of sticky sweet. Solvent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/copper with a thin off white head..aroma of bourbon,caramel,vanilla,wood,brown sugar..tastes of bourbon,caramel,brown sugar,vanilla..good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1395) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2015
light beige head leaves lacing. darkbrown colour. aroma is oxidised, nuts, bourbon, vanilla, boozy. taste like aroma, sweet, very boozy, ash, bitter chocolate. dense syrupy mouthfeel, rather soft carbonation. delicious! bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Black poorly from 12oz bottle at home. Nose is bourbon, carmel, butterscotch, and cocoa. Sweet wine, bourbon, slight fruits and coconut, and just pretty strong. Very good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home thanks to Mista. Slightly unclear red to dark red color, small to average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetness, sugar, alcohol, bourbon, wood. Taste malts, quite boozy, strong bourbon but a bit alcoholic instead of smooth soft and sweetish vanilla wood flavors, sugar. A hint of bitter in the finish. Full body, suitable medium carbonation. Nice, but too boozy to be top notch imo.

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