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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pour from a bomber at Heidelberg Goose Island Migration Week. Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma is super subtle and well balanced. Aroma is slight sugar, vanilla and the smoothness of Pappy Van Winkle. Taste is very, very smooth and by far the most well balanced barley wines I’ve ever had. Palate is just so very well balanced that you could take several sips and identify so many different characters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle @ home ... Bottled 10/08/11 It pours dark brown with a small tan read... Syrup, bourbon, dark fruits like raisins and plums, some spicy notes, caramel, oak.... very nice ... thx for this gems...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. 2011 bottle! APPEARANCE: dark Amber beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: Bourbon, sweet, chocolate, wood. TASTE: Bourbon, complex but balanced. Very sweet though, alcohol is very clear in the aftertaste. Very nice and chocolate taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (3666) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Have had this a couple of times. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a small tan head. Nose is great sweetness maple syrup bourbon sweetness barrel and greatness. Taste is as the nose bourbon sweetness barrel maple wow this is still holding on great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sitzds (318) - - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Bottle poured into taster glass at Hunahpu?s Day 2014. Brown body that lets no light through. No head or lacing. Dark fruits, bourbon, barrel notes - vanilla, coconut, charred staves, wood - booze, raisins, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with all the same flavors followed by a touch of woody bitterness, and a blast of alcohol on the throat. Full body, smooth creamy texture, average carbonation, and a long boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared with a good friend. Nose is coconut, chocolate, sweet caramel, bourbon. Thick and chewy palate. Very nice! Flavor is big time barrel quality, a ton of coconut and bourbon. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Interesting nose up front. Kinda, hmmm, weird. Slightly papery. Taste is vanilla and dark fruit. Malt seems a little thin and could be a bit more chewy. Lots of residual sugar. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (144) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to homer. Smell of dark fruits and sugar. Taste is a little sweet. Sugar, fruit, smooth. Very nice. .

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Mrs. Homer321. Dark brown, nearly black translucent color, no head. Aroma is sweet, light notes of oak and vanilla, dark fruit, booze, smooth. Flavor is caramely, boozy, rare, sweet, vanilla, dark fruit in the finish. Very tasty boost. I love cats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle share thanks to homer. Pours cloudy, not black, but dark. Aroma of booze, sugar, lots of dark fruits. Taste is smooth, boozy, a bit warming. Lots of sugar and dark fruits, this is a yummy barleywine. Thanks Homer!

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