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RATINGS: 508   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!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a small deep tan froth. Aroma is nicely barreled, plenty of wood and oak, vanilla and coconut, very sweet some caramel and dark fruit. Flavor has a lot of the same, tons of vanilla, oak and caramel, some nuttiness, almond with an english toffee and slightly boozy finish. Medium full body, a bit too sharp on the carb for the style, id actually love almost no carb on this......gonna let it sit out a bit to drop the carb. Generally a very good beer though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5328) - 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 (368) - , 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 (273) - - 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 (1372) - 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 (9452) - 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 (248) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15281) - 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 (19649) - , 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 (9998) - 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 (4179) - 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.

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