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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle shared by some guy at the campfire. Pours a deep copper color with a smallish off white head that dissipates quickly. Wow that smells great. Lots of caramel and brown sugar with some dark fruits like plums and cherries, a bit of oak and bourbon mixed with some oak tannins and a nice shot of ethanol. The flavor is what I expected based on the aroma. Sweet malty caramel and brown sugar, mixed with a fair amount of dark fruits, countered with ethanol and oak. Thick body with a warm sweet syrupy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Very nice barleywine I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I can taste a slight hint of hype in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a brownish copper color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, chocolate and cappuccino notes with a firm, thick body. Woody with sweet warm bourbon accents, definitely a sweet massive sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bomber. Pours brown with thin head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate, brown sugar and dark fruit. Flavor is the same with a long sweet wooden finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Vinous nose. Toffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Some dark fruit. Smooth and slick. Full bodied. Rather simple but really delicious and tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice dark caramel amber color with a beige head. Aroma is really complex, lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla, almost stout like qualities of roasted malt and chocolate, some sweet and caramel malt, toffee, charred oak, dark fruits, molasses and brown sugar. The flavor follows the nose and is amazing, lots of oak, bourbon and vanilla, with the stouty notes of roasted and toasted malt and chocolate, some sweet and caramel malt, charred oak, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar and toffee. The body is full with a sticky mouth feel. Overall an amazing Barley Wine, and probably the best I have had!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Camons (8401) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours dark maghony with a small light brown head, lacings ón glass. Aroma of rich malts, wood, dark chocolate, rich caramel, plums, light spice. Flavor of rich malts, candy sugar, wood, oak, sweets, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, no sign of alcohol at all. Fantastic beer. 190812

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with heavy alcohol. Full bodied. 180812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours bit hazy deep amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy malty with notes of ripe fruit, berries, biscuits, bread and sweet toasted caramel. The flavour is oak, vanilla, biscuits, caramel, sweet malt, loads of malt, warming alcoholic and it has a slight acidic malty note that balances it very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice and warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, coconut and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a coconut, vanilla and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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