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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13483) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Very dark brown/amber with tiny small beige head. Aroma is malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, bourbon, little vinous, caramel, medium sweet with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, at TFODRBSG 2012. An almost clear one, brown in color and almost without any head. Alcohol, roasted malts, some pleasant hoppyness, a touch of vanilla and a dash of chocolate. Quite chocolatey in the flavor, with vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts and a fine bitterness. Too warm on the palate I think, but it’s pleasant anyway. Full body, sweetish. Some raisins and prunes. Really lasting finish, with the alcohol a bit too obvious. Overall, a really fine beer, but it’s too warming. A sharing beer. 120818

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Big thanks to Joel for sharing this whale! Wow I think I may have just tried the best barley wine ever. The nose is just incredible: hints of vanilla, oak, sweet malt..the list goes one. Very easy to drink and incredibly smooth, ABV masked very well here. Incredible!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a slight head that fades. Nose is caramel, chocolate, dates and whiskey. Medium body with a tang; rich and sticky. Taste is caramel, raisin, vanilla and soft bourbon finishing with an alcohol bite. Lovely, clean, perhaps in need of some complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012
I got a 750mL bottle of the 2011 around Christmas of 2011. Pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. Scent is that of sweet cocoa and bourbon. Taste is sweet, malty, mixed with great bourbon flavors that gives a great texture. Finishes smooth with a nice bourbon flavor. Well deserving of its 100/100 rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Shared at a tasting. Slightly dark color, minimal head. Taste of carmel and vanilla with bourbon following it up. Very complex beer. Wish I could have gotten another pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Thanks to stormking47 for bringing this one to our pre ffej of july tasting. I have wanted to try this one ever since I heard about it. A - Pours copper brown with a nice one finger tall tan colored head leaving small streaks of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of rich bourbon, toffee, caramel, oak, milk chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar and some dark fruits. Booze comes in as it warms up but it doesn’t overpower the aroma. T - Starts off with lots of toffee, caramel and vanilla giving way to hints of chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits and oak. The rich bourbon is ever present yet not as boozy as I thought it would be, only becoming truly noticeable toward the end of each sip. Finish is sweet with some bourbon heat, not lingering on the palate for very long. M - Big, full body with a ton of sweet flavors and moderate carbonation. Smooth feel throughout, growing a little hot toward the end of the glass. O - So is King Henry one of the best beers in the world? I wouldn’t go that far, however it is a really nice BA Barleywine from start to finish. I just wish I had a few of these for myself.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kazin (325) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Very sweet, with wonderful caramale notes. Rich and viscous, the aftertaste is delicious and lasts a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Thanks csteele2144! Super dark brown pour with a slamm off white head. Massive vanilla bourbon in the nose with caramel, toffee, and tobacco round out the subtleties. Lots of booze in the flavor, but its welcoming. Dark fruit, molasses, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar provide a great dark sugar profile. Very thick rich palate with silky effervescence and a sweet spirit like finish. Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bottle pours a watery nearly opaque purpley brown with one wisp of white head. Nose is coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, carrot cake, bread crumbs, light chocolate, cola, rootbeer, cane sugar, rum. Flavor is sweet, boozy, vanilla, cake icing, brown sugar, coconut, light wood, raisin, butterscotch, toffee. Full bodied, smooth, sweet finish.

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