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RATINGS: 305   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%


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, wood, licorice - laber laver, bourbon, dried fruit, vanilla notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark berries - fruit, raisin, prune, bourbon, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120818]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30657) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
22 fl oz bottle, thanks to the US ticker brigade at Borefts :). Pours clear and golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is smoothmalty, caramelish and wooden to vanilla bourbon. Smooth malty, caramelish and bourbon vanilla. Mellow, roasted, caramelish and toffee with vanilla. Lingering smooth malt and caramelish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Thanks very much Bruce for this monster. Slightly haze on this darkish amber beer. Little tan head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Touch of vanilla and toasted coconut. Lots of smooth bourbon - well integrated. Underneath is a lovely rich toffee malt. Semi dry finish. About what you would expect from a BA Barleywine but somehow superior in every aspect. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice and warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Vinous nose. Toffee, vanilla, oak and caramel. Some dark fruit. Smooth and slick. Full bodied. Rather simple but really delicious and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at Dæmningen (Thanks to ReadBaron) - shared with Mette. Clear deep dark red/brown - offwhite head. Licorice, sweetness, barley, lots of bourbon, raisins, lakridskonfekt, wooden dry notes, light notes of tannins, ok light bitterness, light acid/citrus to balance the sweetness, vanilla, light alcoholic also to balance the sweetness, fullbodied - txture is oiley., Very Rare....... #10.000.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13108) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours an amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, bread, and cherry. Flavor of roasted malt, cherry, earth, caramel, some dates, and raisins with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Small tan head atop clear dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light vinous, cantaloupe. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, vinous. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Brewery: Goose Island Brewing Co
Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich bourbon flavor, chocolate candy, caramel, vanilla, hot caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4


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