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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Complex aroma that starts with wet hops and vanilla then falls into dark cocoa, raisins and oats. Deep amber brown in color with nice lacing against the glass. Deep notes of cocoa, roasted coffee, toffee, brown sugar and a distinct woody/oak-like flavor. Very difficult to pinpoint this exact flavor but it really defines the character of this brew. Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic beer with intensely complex and unique flavoring all topped off with a strong alcohol filled finish. I’d give this an A+ rating.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (356) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a brownish mahogany color with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is tons of malts, slightly nutty, bourbon, vanilla, light chocolate. Flavor is molasses sweet, oak, vanilla. Medium to thick body with a thick creamy mouthfeel. Quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (164) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Picking up hints of alcohol in the aroma, as well as raisins and a hint of spicy rye. The taste has more of that rye flavor and less of the traditional vanilla you get from a bourbon barrel. Good depth of flavor, though the carbonation is a bit too bubbly for the style. I dig the sweet malt and spicy kick tradeoff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (780) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A great barley wine, quite tasty. Pours a cloudy red with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, wine, cigar and a bit of berry. Taste had lots of vanilla, some raisin. Quite boozy, with a sweet finish. Had in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen thanks to PP, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Aroma is very biscuity bourbon, slight vanilla, lots of malt, caramel, hint of raisin, some alcohol. Medium sweet in taste, slight bitter, quite some alcohol burn in the finish. A bit too alcoholic to be really awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flip_soeperman (540) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2014
Awesome sweet cloying oxodated barely wine. Some raisins. Some bitterness. Not overly sweet. Awesome beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (258) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Pours lovely reddish Brown. Off White head. Aroma is rather smooth fruity with vanilla, oak, Dark fruits. Taste is sweet, dry, low carb, bourbon, figs, licorice, slight roast. Lovely, suddle, balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (72) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark amber with a shortlasting white head. Aromas; hobbes, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel. Tastes of sweetness and bourbon. Slightly alcoholic but pretty well hidden. Slightly bitter in the aftetaste. Very nice barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (48) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle @Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear cobber, big lively off-white head. Quickly disappears. Aroma is hops, caramel, vanilla. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, vanilla, bit alcoholic and bourbon. Finish is bitter, long and warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Thank you Mads. Clear dark amber, big off white head that settles nicely, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, little alcohol. Taste, malty, caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol. Bitter aftertaste, with caramel, bourbon, oak and warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, dark fruit, oak/vanilla. A little tart. Subtle alcohol.
Flavor: Sweet malt; dark sugar, dark fruit. Nice amount of bourbon flavor. Peppery spice. Oak/vanilla. Definite alcohol flavor--but not bad. Firm--but tasty--bitterness.


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