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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
This beer is AMAZING. It has a vanilla aroma. You really can smell the bourbon. It is a beautiful dark brown color with hints of red. The cream colored head last and sticks beautifully to the edge of the glass as if to count the number of sips you have taken. It starts off with a very strong complex flavor but isn't too heavy. For an 11% beer (sorry barley wine) it doesn't taste strongly if alcohol. It finishes cleanly with a taste of vanilla. This is one of my all time favorite can't get enough of it beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (4208) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of raisin, caramel and malt. Taste has mild pine, bitter grassy hop, carame and some malt. Solid US barley wine. The bourbon is almost completely absent though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2016 Mooi amberkleurig bier met fijne witte schuimkraag. Lekkere, licht zoetige, barley wine. Aardbei, confituur, mout, caramel. Hele lekkere hoppige afdronk. Subliem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8206) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
750 ml. bottle sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Dark amber, tanned head. Nose is warming oxidized malt syrup, low iron, sugar, herbal sweet sticky malts, not very bourbon forward. Taste is lightly bitter herbal, you get more sweetness as it warms up, sugar, herbal, pleasant toffee & caramel with low herbal malt bitterness, nice, sugar, little bourbon actually but it is a nice malty treat as it is so it doesn’t matter. Thick malt, herbal sugar body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 28, 2016
Quite good and extremely malty. Sweet too and alcohoclic. Easy to drink and enjoy. Storn taste and great aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (937) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle, 75cl. Deep reddish with a creamy tan head. Musky aromas of dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, light barnyard yeast. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Texture is oily. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Rich roasted and dried fruit flavors into a complex, harsh fruity and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (649) - MEXICO - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle, 750ml. A dark reddish beer with a small white head. Aroma is of drid fruits, firewood, red apples and alcohol. Taste is moderately bitter and medium sweet with faint carbonation. Medium bodied, oily and with a nice aftertaste of dried fruits. Somewhat heavy finish of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angelmonster (190) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2016
This is review of 12/2013 vintage Pours a dark mahogany body, head is 1/4th of an inch and tan. Head retention and lacing are pretty good for an 11 percent barleywine. Smell is of tons of roasted malts, biscuit, spent grain, and slight oak. Alcohol, especially bourbon, isnt really detected. Hops arent there either, this is a malt bomb. Taste is of rich toffee, caramel malt, slightly burnt biscuits, and charred oak. Alcohol is well hidden but I also dont get a ton of bourbon unfortunately. Mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, and nicely carbonated. Head stayed present for a good while, which is impressive for such a big beer. Overall this was a solid barelywine, but i think I prefer their anniversary barleywine more. Maybe being cellared for 2 and a half years diminished some of the nuanced flavors that I was expecting from this beer. Not to mention I missed the bourbon completely. Still a solid beer, will have to try one fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Sweet, tea-like aroma. Tannic, cherries, leafy, vaporous alcohol. Clear, polished bronze. Lively fruitiness, boozy, woody notes, candied tones without being too sweet. Body is not too dense. A bit too raw and unbalanced. On tap, Brass Tap Midtown Tallahassee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (94) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Wonderful warming nose, molasses, hints of cherry, raisins, and licorice. Nice balance of alcoholic warmth, sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, oily and slick, but without any cloying sweetness. Pleasant bitter finish. A wonderful shippable barley wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2016
750ml corked and caged bottle from Bottle and Cans in Chicago, with a bottle date of 10/11/13. Shared with bananabi11. At cellar temperature. Reddish brown pour. Beige head. Aroma has fruits, nuts, caramel, light wood raisin . Berry/caramel heavy. Taste is of sweet caramel, berries, other fruits, some wood alcohol. Licorice. Raisin. Maybe some barrel. Medium to full bodied. Lowly carbonated, the blend is solid. Definite alcohol. Finishes tangy sweet. Not sure if the aging was a positive or not. Solid taste but not great. 14.4

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