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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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
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!


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pour is a very murky amber/brown with a quickly disappearing khaki head. Strong bourbon notes on the nose, lots of vanilla, oak and caramel, syrupy floral hoppiness, and a bit of alcohol and raisin. Wow, a very rich, smooth beer. As expected, lots of oak and vanilla up front from the barrel, sweet caramel, its quite boozy, dark fruits, and a slightly hoppy finish. Full bodied, strong bourbon taste, and dangerously drinkable.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuchessOfIowa (143) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Nice mahagony to chestnut color. Thin vanilla white head. Very, very sweet caramel flavor for my palate in the initial start of the tasting. A bit of agressive dry and tannic finish for my preference. Nice big bird tap handle tho.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle: (2015) Cloudy, medium brown with a spotty, off-white ring. Big, bourbon-soaked oak aroma. Taste is bourbon, caramel malt, wood. Surprisingly mild alcohol presence. Woody/leafy bittering. Big and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkebrewer (6) - MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
Aromas of burnt sugar, molasses, with slight hints of bourbon. Has a hot alcohol smell. Initial taste is sweet and raisiny with an oak aftertaste. Very complex. Medium bodied beer that gets better as you drink it. Definitely a beer for a cold day as it will warm you up in a hurry!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2329) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Caramelkkeur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, crème, vanille, tikkeltje fruitig. Smaakt zoetig, vanille,, crème, tikkeltje bitter, beetje fruitig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2243) - ’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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (989) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (415) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9447) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Dark brown color. Some bourbon in the aroma, flavor is moderately sweet snd earthy,

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlandersNed (385) - , 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.


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