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Driftwood Old Barrel Dweller Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine

Formerly brewed at Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Barley Wine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
Three months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels has added an extra layer of complexity to this potent Winter favourite. Enjoy now, or cellar away!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
Thank you JefVerstraete! 2012 Vintage. Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Reddish brown, little tanned head. Nose is too boozy with lots of varnish oak. Taste is thick sweet sugar, exotic sugar with lots of plastic, thick varnish, boozy, marzipan, lots of alcohol, heavy on varnish, amarena cherries,… Little carbonation, sugar body. This doesn’t feel right. It drinks still but why all the varnish etc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (5567) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of talcum powder, floral hops and peaches, with a hint of pear and some caramel. flavour is mostly caramel, strawberries and alcohol, with a hint of mango and a herbal-hoppy light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
RBESG 2014, Sunday tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, London. Deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, hay, vanilla, toffee notes, a bit vinous. Caramel flavor, licorice, vinous, woody, toffe, raisins, figs, some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
How: Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, alcohol, bourbon.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, sugar, bourbon, alcohol, dried fruit, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with off-white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, some dried fruit (sultana) some nice spice in there as well. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry with mild fine carbonation. Lovely dark toffee and well integrated bourbon. Touch of spice. Dried fruits and a little barrel vanilla. Light dry finish. Spicy linger. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Clear mahogany with a off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is woody, toasted malts and oak. Taste is woody and oak, bourbon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle during RBESG 2014. It pours deep red-brown with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is sweet, fruit cake, gingerbread, vanilla, toasted coconut, bourbon, raisin and toffee. The taste is bitter, hot, varnish, big wood, vanilla , spicy heat, oak, leather with a dry, hot finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Oily. Hot, woody...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. Barley wine aroma. Hot in mouth. Bit too strong for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12927) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Light toffee, milk chocolate and light barrel notes. Deep clear amber with a yellowish head. Toffee, burnt sugars, barrel and some booze. Not bad, maybe better with even more age.

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