Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Barley Wine
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Three months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels has added an extra layer of complexity to this potent Winter favourite. Enjoy now, or cellar away!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - 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 (7449) - 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 (14141) - 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 (5008) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Ruby brown with a light brown head. Aroma is raisins, honey, golden syrup, dates, hint of anise. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet and boozy on the palate. Flavours are brown sugar, raisins, honey, hint of pine, toffee, burnt orange. Nicer than Cellar Dweller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt! Pours a near clear deep orangish amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of vanilla and bourbon with a backing earthiness and sweet grains. Flavor is full of caramel with some toffee that kind of over power the bourbon at first but it does come through in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Before I drink all of the stash, I should record some notes. 2012 bomber that's been sittin in my cellar for a while now I guess. Pure hazy ruby, no retaining cap. Aroma of raisin, licorice, wood. Taste is quite sweet. Boozy, sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
smells heavily like sweet bourbon and pours a nearly flat brown with a tan head mild traces of barly in the scent to flavour is a powerful bourbon taste with a nice mild barly pretty tasty n delicious but a definite sipper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toffee sweet malts, bourbon, caramel, hints of dark fruits, and a long malty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle shared at Dadsgiving, thanks to whomever brought this number along, 24/11/13. Hazed chestnut brown with a moderate tan covering. Nose is dark toffee, sugars, woody bourbon, sweet fudge, light booze. Taste comprises candied sugars, toffee fudge, subtle bourbon, oaky, druity tang. Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet booze laced closure. Nice BA barley wine.

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