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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 thats 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bourbon, a light fruity sweetness,some caramel. Basically your stock very good but not yet world beating BBBW.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells heavily of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and sugar. Low carbonation with a natural fizz. Taste is bourbon, alcohol, raisins, sweet caramel, and vanilla with an aftertaste of about 8-14 seconds. There is a bit of an alcohol bite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar and bourbon. Caramel and toffee flavor along with malt and some brown sugar. Light hop flavor with some oak before a bourbon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Deep, muddy reddish brown pour with a thin light tan head. Full nose of dried fruit and bourbon. Same in the flavor, albeit a bit more boozy. Viscous and rich.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Huge bourbon and vanilla aroma, some dark fruits as well nearly a perfect blend of caramel, fruits, vanilla, bourbon, and oak, so good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - MAY 28, 2015
355ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Dark copper brown color with beige light brown head. Malty aroma, caramel, dark dried fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Sweet and light bitter taste, like aroma with chocolate addition. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation and warming alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Rich malt aroma with fruity esters. Appearance is a cloudy brown with a small tan head. Flavor has intense malt flavors with strong notes of bourbon. Esters are high. Oak is present and at the right level. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with medium low carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting beer. The bourbon character is little strong though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap at Coopers Tavern during Madison Beer Week. Dark brown body with a small head. Big sweet aroma. Very sweet tasting. Hints of dark fruits, oak, some vanilla. Mild bourbon bite. Had this right after Vanilla Rye so its tough to appreciate, but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Couch0508 (98) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
The absolute best barleywine that you can get your hands on. I prefer stouts but this has helped me start to open the door to barleywines.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours a very dark cocoa brown with a small, thin light-brown head. A few small particulates floating throughout. Rich, malty aroma: raisins, overripe plums, sugared dates, molasses, bakers chocolate and burnt oak. Alcohol is very subdued in the nose. Super smooth maltiness to the flavor, slightly syrupy with a mild carbonation. Flavor is a bit earthier than the aroma, with some mild spruce atop big caramel malts, candied plums, a metric ton of brown sugar and molasses, and a touch of charred wood and bourbon in the finish. Super smooth and rich - very nice, but glad I split the 12 ounce bottle with my wife.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some chocolate, caramel, raisin. Taste is sweet, chocolate, Bourbon, plum/raisin, some alcohol burn. Sticky medium-full body, minimal carbonation.


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