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RATINGS: 319   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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5817) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis @ THT. Big thanks! No head or carbonation. Clear deep amber pour. Some bourbon and alcohol. Really smooth. very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tasted at a Goose Island Southern Migration Event. Fantastic Beer. Pours dark brown with hints of red. Light tan head. Sweet brown sugar and grape front end with a wonderful fizzy hopped finish. Lively with a just past medium body. Hands down best Barleywine I have ever had. Bottle - The Argosy - Atlanta, GA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is bourbon, brown sugar, raisins. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel , sweet on the palate with a fruity aftertaste. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, dates, honey, bourbon, vanilla, maple. YUM

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1136) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle. 2011. Clear, dark brown with red highlights. Aroma of raisin, bourbon, wood, plum, molasses. Taste is sweet!, with a touch of tartness, and bitterness. Sticky. mmmm!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (789) - - JAN 14, 2014
Dark red brown. Nose is booze, dark fruits, some chocolate. Taste is smooth bourbon, prunes, some toher dark fruits, chocolate. Smooth sticky medium mouthfeel. Would’ve loved to have tried this fresh but at this point I think BCBS Barleywine is better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft from TJ’s summer 2013. Poured thick and hazy dark onyx with brown head. Nose was oaky bourbon, cacao,, dark malt, molasses, fine tobacco. Tasted rich, thick, complex, with a roasty dark malt and molasses flavor up front, and cacao, oak, bourbon, and fine tobacco at mid-palate. This one was a delight to quaff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3640) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2014
I won a raffle to buy this at Binnys on Black Friday. Bottled 10\08\2011. Did a side by side with the new BC Barley Wine release and to me they are very close in flavor. Carbonation is really low and give it a a flat yet smooth texture. The bourbon is subtle and the barley wine is mostly dark fruits with raisins and toffee. The Pappy barrel makes for a much smoother experience. However, only a real trained palate could really taste the difference after it has sat for sometime. Hints of chocolate and cocoa. Light espresso notes. I could barley tell the difference in flavor from King Henry to the new BCBS Barley Wine release. Overall great but not mind scattering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Greg, Caleb and Armin. Pour is a nice light brown. Aroma is a typical BW with dark fruits and some pappy. Really smooth and good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1770) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Shared by Greg, Levi and Caleb @ Armin’s - thanks!! Dark brown pour with no head. Complex nose bourbon and vanilla. A little oxidized and hot, but all the goodness is there. I had this fresh but it was before I was rating beers - I remember it being better, but what the heck do I know?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours deep ruby, tan head Smell deep red fruit, whisky, caramel and toffee Taste sweet, smooth raisin and caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak in middle, boozy raisin tail Strong, sweet, smooth, medium body Impressive

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