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RATINGS: 339   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (39785) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (36243) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (18956) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
bottle at home ... soft chocolate ,,, soft bourbon roast.. dark chocolate roast nose soft roast ... dark malts .. dark chcocolate .. rick malts ... massive bourbon .. quite boozy ... very sherry .. dark roast ... light alcohol burn .. dark malts .. long coconut...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dave. Dark brown beer. Malty bourbon on aroma . Too hot too boozy. Soy sauce. Way too boozy. Unintelligible malt. Too hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15605) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15074) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14836) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle at THE Barley Wine Tasting, London, thanks to Bruce. Pours ruby-brown, clear, with a fine tan head. Nose rife with berries, some alcohol, caramel, cranberry. Big sweet flavor though not at all cloying, with candied fruits, big fruit cake, toast, toffee, slight cocoa, some wood, currants. Full bodied with fine carbonation, and faintly vinous. Moderate warmth to finish, lots of rich and toasty sugars, toffee, brown sugar, modest bourbon. Quite smooth, very flavorful, and well balanced. Definitely world-class stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Deep amber beer with a small head. Malty aroma, vinous, hazelnuts, raisins, dades, plums, woody, oak, bourbon, caramel, figs, hay, brown sugar, apples, toffee, licorice, warming alcohol. Raisin flavor, dades, figs, brown sugar, nuts, plums, apples, tobacco notes, caramel, licorice, warming alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, oak, hay, brown sugar, toffee, milk chocolate, prune, vinous. Just amazing!

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