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RATINGS: 435   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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1328) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bourbon, a light fruity sweetness,some caramel. Basically your stock very good but not yet world beating BBBW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (268) - - JUL 12, 2014
Shared a bottle with Thijs 11-7-2014. Awesome beer. Starts with the typical Bourbon County spiritus-like smell, which is very penetrating. Taste is like the normal bourbon county at first. Very balanced and hints of coco. However, continues with rich sweetness, which is good. The taste reminded me of blackberries. However, the sweetness is slightly less expressive and compelling than the normal bourbon county, in my opinion. Still a very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
novice101 (287) - - JUL 10, 2014
Wow this beer is glorious it taste like caramel. vanilla and oak. loads and loads of sweetness with a slight alcohol finish, this beer is glorious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Complex aroma. Dried fruits, dark brown sugar, vanilla, light bourbon. The flavor is complex as well, changing as it warms. All good. Best AB-InBev I think I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3513) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Flavorful journey. Hahaha. Black beer. Tiny cream-colored ring for head. Aroma is grain husks, oat and barley. Flavor is sweet, alcoholic, malted barley syrup. Barrel aging notes, while present, are lost under all that sweetness. Finishes rough for such a touted concoction. All of their bottle pours or lack or experience on the other end of the spectrum must have contributed to the inflated rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours black with a light head. Full malty caramel musty cigarette nose. Big flavors including alcohol (!) hints of chocolate, and some unknown spices. Not my favorite style but this is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (989) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jason. Pours a jet black with minimal tan head. Aroma is toffee, coffee with cream and irish mist. Taste is boozy and chocolate forward. Distinctive barleywine even though the hops are obviously rather faded to say the least . Nice bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1031) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
355 ML bottle Thanks to Owen for opening Dark mahogany color, Half finger of off white head that falls to a thin ringed collar. Very sitcky on the sides of the glass. Massive bourbon nose. Lots of bourbon, toffee, raisin, dark fruits and more bourbon. Huge amounts of alcohol in the nose. Taste is monster bourbon. Do I need rocks with this?? Caramel, oak, coconut, dark fruits, toffee and more bourbon. Alcohol is more than obvious, more oppressive really. Thick and sweet, too sticky at times I think. Monster beer that might need more ageing to get a bit softer and let the malt speak

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (830) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Very dark brown with a very small head. The aroma is a strong yet smooth mix of bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, figs, alcohol, and a touch of very smooth roast. The flavor is well balanced, and matches the aroma. Lots going on here but still very smooth and mellow. Nice warming on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Tap. Deep brown body with a thin creamy tan head. The aroma is tobacco and sweet deep molasses. Vanilla and oak. Subtle oak. The flavor is deeply syrupy vanilla and bourbon laced molasses. Rich and creamy. Lots of sugary malt. Some nuts and oak. A bit sticky. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (542) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A- pours a deep brownish red hue with a small, light brown head that fades quickly S- cherry, caramel, fig, raisin, assorted dark fruit T- dark fruit, fig, bourbon, burnt caramel, vanilla, boozy, bitter back end M- thick with ample carbonation D- excellent beer with a whole lot of complexity that I look forward to revisiting on a cold night

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