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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine. Brewed with Scott and Rich of the Charleston Beer Exchange in celebration of Scott’s Wedding ....November 2009. Aging on bourbon barrels ever since.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4663) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3900th review! 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/22/2014. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, fig, apple, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light coconut, floral, light citrus peel, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, fig, apple, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light coconut, floral, light citrus peel, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light bourbon/oak spiciness and citrus/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, fig, apple, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, light coconut, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light hop flavors; with a great malt/oak spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged American Barleywine style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. Pretty minimal hop presence, but being that the original beer was made in 2009, I wouldn’t expect much at all. Extremely balanced between the malt and barrel complexities. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Seth. Pours a hazy orange copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is toffee, raisin, bourbon. Thin mouth, caramel, candy sugar, light booze, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3378) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle shared by Seth. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Big hoppy notes with mild bourbon and caramel malt backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark and murky mahogany with a very small khaki head. Dark fruits and caramel on the nose, prominent bourbon and oak, molasses and vanilla, toffee and a hint of spice. Lots of bourbon and dark cherry on the taste, lots of vanilla, oak, a touch of cocoa, brown sugar, hint of black pepper, and a little maple syrup. Finishes pretty dry, very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Brewvival 2011. Hazy dark amber body small tan head Sweet fruit caramel yeast and oak aroma Sweet oak caramel rum soaked fruit flavor Full body mod low carb

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, moderate hoppy, light sweet bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, wood, caramel, bourbon - laberlaver. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty woody vanilla and caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy vanilla bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody vanilla and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15275) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Unclear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, oxidized, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, medium sweet, little dark fruits, little oxidized and a little plume.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours opaque brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour/sweet, with caramel, pillglass, bourbon, candy, brown sugar, BA. otes - vanilla and toasted coconut. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter wit a light tangy note. Finishes sweet, light oaky and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Red berries, fruity, light coconut, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, caramel, sweet malty, recidual sugar, overripe fruits, toffee, cheese.


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