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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
You know how you love your Grandpa and he loves you. It is warm and inviting, sweet, special something you can’t just get anywhere. No dirty butt here! Maybe a little prune though?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours unclear thick burnt candy apple amber with a beige head. Aroma brings a delicious caramel bar enhanced by sweet and smooth malts. Flavor brings sweet candy malts, not too sweet by any means, and a smooth creamy body with notes of toffee/caramel. So so delicious whether fresh or 11 months old.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1318) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On draught at ABV Public House. Clear deep amber brown color. Aroma is boozy bourbon, flambé caramel, stickey toffee, and oak. Taste is bittersweet citrus, plum, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, oak, and bourbon. A great barleywine with some sweet components that push it over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (702) - Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Douglas. Thanks! A: Dark mahogany with a thin creme head. N: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, coconut, char, toffee, some cocoa and coffee. Raisin, prune, licorice, and anise. T: Good, non-cloying sweetness. No real bitterness to speak of. M: Thicker body, oily, sticks a little. O: Really nice, to the point I’m almost surprised. Calm, lacking in alcohol, one of the better barleywines I’ve had, even with the stout outlines.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap. Dark dark pour with just the slightest head. Aroma and taste of bourbon and dark fruits, sweet, some alcohol. Very very smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (187) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Coconut, whiskey, prunes and grapes in the aromas. Beautiful deep purple or ruby color. Taste is bourbon barrel but not as strong as BCBS this incorporates it well. Port and dried fruits follow. Long coconut and vanilla on the finish. A little bubbly, would have liked a but less. Very well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Diabeasty (4) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark brown in appearance with minimal head. Sweet sweet smell of burbon, vanilla, coconut, malt and a taste to match that only improves as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle @ Odense Get Together Short Notice, August-14. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Massive coconut, bounty bar, vanilla and thick caramel. Vinous and woody. Slick and warming. Really really delicious :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Odense Late Summer Post-Munkekonge Whale Spotting Night. Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma dominated by bourbon with coconut and vanilla notes, rich malt and roasted notes of licorice and charcoal. Sweet and thick malty flavour with plenty of bourbon, vineous alcohol and weak roasted notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bruds (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
One of the better beers that I have ever had. Strong, syrupy, vanilla and bourbon, extremely smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Black pour with big Bourbon and chocolate notes a bit of a hot mess though. Not week differentiated from bcs beyond the lack of smoothness. Might be pretty good with some mellowing and age but not today.

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