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RATINGS: 348   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
First time I had this was last Christmas shared with family members, most recently had it again at the local Madison tasting, pours a dark brown with a thin tan head, the aroma is full of bourbon and sweet malt with a touch of maple sugar, the flavor is very bold with a ton of malt and caramel and a smoothness of bourbon in the finish, crazy smooth and drinkable for 11%, awesome beer all the way around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Huge thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brown color with a very small tan head. The aroma has a ton of maple and bourbon in it, with some nice toffee and caramel notes thrown in. Even with all of the alcohol in the aroma, the beer manages to not smell that boozy. The flavor is great as well. I get a ton of molasses, whiskey, caramel and maple, as well as a good amount of oak. All of the notes go very well together making this an outstanding beer. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very happy I got to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
what kind of asshole wears metal on his shoes? .. pours a deep molasses plum .. . quite hot, burns the tongue a touch - toffee mostly, burnt toffee and barrel notes .. . to hot to be good, but in a year or two- should be amazing .. . . your basic crib job.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Ok.. Im not normally a barley wine fan but this beer is amazing. Toffee, vanilla, maple, light toast and medium sweetness with amazing aromas and flavors. One of the best beers ive ever had. Drink it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Ok this was ridiculous. This shouldnt be currency, this is an amazing toasted toffee barleywine. Not overly sweet but with amazing flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Thanks to Sean T and the Chicago crew for the sample. Wonderful rich sweet aroma. Subtle fruit with notes of candy and maple. Mwonderful sweetness. Loads of vanilla and maple. Sherry like sweetness with loads of caramel and summer fruits. The best beer I have had in quite sometime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Aroma- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor - chocolate and bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle @ home, courtesy of fortsambo- a very generous, local friend. Thanks for providing this for JetsonFest II. Dark reddish purple appearance with a disappearing, cream colored head. Really, very nice caramel/toffee/whiskey, oaky, sweet caramel, red fruity aroma with no sign of booze. Quite good so far. Thick dark caramel malty, rich chocolate, super smooth whiskey/oaky/vanilla, dark red fruity flavor. Tons of caramel, chocolate, and whiskey and you can definitely see the BCS Rare influence but I think I may prefer FW Abacus and Kuhnhenn BBBW. Really a fine beer- glad this made an appearance at JetsonFest II.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours solid black no head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, liqueur, roasted malts. Flavour as above, dark fruits, lots of vanilla. Full bodied, well balanced, beautiful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark, dark amber brown with a tiny ring of tan head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, vanilla, sweet sherry-like liqueur, caramel / toffee, and a sort of English malt character. Flavour is incredibly rich and complex - with vanilla, dark fruits, sherry liqueur, caramel and toffee, bourbon barrels, and subtle English malt qualities. Quite complex, though quite cloying in sweetness. Delicious in small quantities. Very good, though too sweet and certainly overrated.

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