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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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Barrel Aged Barleywine. 11% ABV, 60 IBUs. Loosely based off our 2000th brew at our production facility,we revived this hybrid American / English Barley Wine for a special treat. Coming out of the tanks we aged it in barrels previously used for Bourbon County Rare Stout (Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year) to add another layer of complexity.

Note: The original release of this beer (2010) was done in regular bourbon barrels. The 2011 and bottle release saw the use of the barrels formerly used for Bourbon County Rare. We are not seperating these as I do not believe the bottles will clarify this. The original release also saw an 11% ABV, with the bottling seeing closer to 13.4%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
2011 22oz bottle drank on my birthday. pours a hazy brown with almost no head. big vanilla and bourbon taste

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2011 bottle poured at Taste of Tops. Very smooth bourbon aroma with wet oak, decadent toffee, a bit of coffee and vanilla, and a slightly sour vinous tone. Pours a dark purple with no head. Moderately hot upon first sip, with velvety smooth bourbon, chocolate, sweet caramel, and a bit of dark grapes. A light honeycomb and toasted grain tone struggles through the heavier dominant flavors, while dark cherry oxidation rears its head late for a boozy finish. Medium palate with an oddly sharp texture. So glad I finally got to try this damn-fine barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4710) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled @ The Hague Tasting, small sample. Bottled 10/08/11, batch 1018. Dark copper color, short head. Aroma of raisin, caramel malt. Malty, biscuit, dried fruit, raisin again. Bit alcohol. Wonderful stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (2139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, thnx to Kermis. Pours a clear reddish brown beer without any head. Aroma is sugary, malty, caramel. Loads of booze and barrel characters in there. Flavor is very sweet, sugar, boozy, wood. Red fruits are present. Very big alcohol burn in the mouthfeel. Nice, but a bit too alcoholic. Slight peppery notes in there as well. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a tan ring. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit, toffee. Full body, flavour is heavy berries, sweet caramel, lingering sweetness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis @ THT. Big thanks! No head or carbonation. Clear deep amber pour. Some bourbon and alcohol. Really smooth. very nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tasted at a Goose Island Southern Migration Event. Fantastic Beer. Pours dark brown with hints of red. Light tan head. Sweet brown sugar and grape front end with a wonderful fizzy hopped finish. Lively with a just past medium body. Hands down best Barleywine I have ever had. Bottle - The Argosy - Atlanta, GA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, brown sugar, raisins. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel , sweet on the palate with a fruity aftertaste. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, dates, honey, bourbon, vanilla, maple. YUM

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle. 2011. Clear, dark brown with red highlights. Aroma of raisin, bourbon, wood, plum, molasses. Taste is sweet!, with a touch of tartness, and bitterness. Sticky. mmmm!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (626) - - JAN 14, 2014
Dark red brown. Nose is booze, dark fruits, some chocolate. Taste is smooth bourbon, prunes, some toher dark fruits, chocolate. Smooth sticky medium mouthfeel. Would’ve loved to have tried this fresh but at this point I think BCBS Barleywine is better.


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