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RATINGS: 312   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%


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
properhops (88) - - FEB 20, 2012
Appearance: Opaque mahogany w/ red transparencies, minimal head, average lacing Aroma: Vanilla, oak, bourbon, bleach/chlorine, lavandar, maple syrup, powdered cinnamon, thick musky aroma Taste: Full body, bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, bourbon, oak, butteriness, walnut, maple syrup, coca-cola sweetness, cake batter on finish, cheesecake/cream cheese residual, viscous mouthfeel, gentle warming, mild/medium carbonation, rich + complex Pairings: Lamb, falafel, Mediterranean, Greek, Indian, Pizza, Smoked gouda + bread, anything cause this brew is awesome

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2011 bomber, courtesy pantanap. The pour yields a clear, deep, copper-mahogany body with very little head or lacing. The aroma is flat-out amazing, loaded with layer after layer of luscious caramel and toffee, with a bit of fudgy chocolate and a kiss of roast on the edge. Maple glazed pralines lend a distinct nuttiness, nodding to the English roots of the recipe. Dark fruits like fig and raisin add sweet, fruity depth. Complex and inviting. The flavor is largely the same, though just a hair more boozy. Burnt caramel and English toffee show plenty of sweetness, but also some nicely roasted, sharp edges. Vanilla and maple seep in from the barrel and permeate everything, while dark fruit again adds plenty of caramelized depth. As expected, the palate is lush and full, nicely carbonated, but lumbering at time due to the high residual sugar. The finish is long and sticky, but delicious. Overall, itís a damn nice beer. Probably the best barley wine Iíve had in the last year.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sampled at Winter Warmer and Yazoo Fortuitous release. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sugary malts and fruity ale easters. Medium to full bodied with a slight oily texture. Flavor of dark carmelized sugars, chocolate, hint of toasted malts, and lots of vanilla. Fairly sweet for a barleywine, but works well. Moderately spicy and oaky finish. Excellent if you like sweeter beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bomber from pepsiedcan. Thanks a bunch Andy!! Nose is prunes, toffee, some oak, small amounts of vanilla, and a hint of bourbon. Clear rust brown with a very small beige head. Flavor is raisin pie, light sweetness, nice mild amounts of oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Nicely balanced and super smooth drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Dark amber in color clear with little to no head. Strong alcohol aroma with tons of sweet malt following right behind. Light fruit aromas and flavors linger. Oak, bourbon and a superb dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (548) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bomber, courtesy of rschnake. Pours murky brown with russet hints, small tan head that reduces to swirls of foam. Huge bourbon on the nose, along with sweet, dark fruit, big caramel and a light herbal undercurrent. More (I cannot stress this enough) bourbon on the tongue, huge caramel and toffee malt profile, slight burnt notes. Long finish, slick mouthfeel. This thing is a monster. Itís a bit hot right now, but great for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by rschnake...thanks Rob! - Mahogany pour with next to no head at all. Smells pretty hot--sharp alcohol with lots of caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla. Really smooth caramel and bourbon with nice oak, vanilla, and big sweet malt on the finish. Wow...really sweet and big, but not cloying and the 13.4% is pretty well hidden. Very nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle shared by Rob. This is fantastic. Super smooth and almost velvety.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle from club house pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of nuts and coconut and bourbon. Taste like a damn almond joy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Dak with the share. Copper color little head. Aroma us caramel oxidized hops silky sex alcohol burn and perfume. Flavor is oxidized caramel faded hops goodness. Wow this is good. Thanks dak.


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