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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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This special release of our acclaimed, hefty barley wine has been aged for over 9 months in Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels. The process tempers Old Ruffian’s edges for a mellowed version with heady whiskey flavors and subtle oak notes. Each limited edition, individually-numbered bottle is special in its own right. This rounded wonder clocks in at 85-90 IBUs.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2009
nice oak and bourbon with a bit of sour. overall very smooth with a nice finish. very good overall.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Well thanks to Nick AKA "Crosling". This beer is a monster, heavy bourbon flavors all around. Right when the seal broke smells of whiskey and alcohol burned my nostrils. This one got me pumped since I love bourbon. Poured dark brown and plenty of dark tan head. Taste was mainly carmel and sugar up front then a strong blast bourbon and wood on the finish. Each drink left me wanting more. I did not share this bad boy with anyone; damn I’m greedy. It had me walking funny thats for sure. I enjoyed this more than the BA Nummer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2009
750ml bottle, #84/461, with a big thanks to BlackForestCO for yet another rare treat! Pours a slightly hazy burgundy brown with a one finger creamy tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, dark fruits, and vanilla. Flavor is more of the same, a little prickly on the tongue, but overall pretty smooth with a lasting finish. Stronger on the barrel aging for sure, but works pretty well for me; enjoyed every bit as much as the Barrel Aged Yeti. Thanks again Jake!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle # 161/461 thanks to lumpy. poured a brown/ruby with an off white head and some lacing. aroma of caramel, bourbon, dark fruits, and oak. flavor of caramel, dark fruits, and alcohol. medium-full body and no carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2009
(750ml bottle, #161 of 470, bottled Aug 08, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, bourbon, caramel, orange, and earthiness. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, toffee, dried dark fruits, hops (floral), vanilla and bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2389) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle # 161/461 thanks to lumpy. Nice pretty deep amber reddish color with a ring of canvas colored bubbles for a head. Nose is vanilla, boubon, caramel, and some citrus. Taste is the same with a thick long finish. Solid beer but extended barrel time is better for the yeti.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle # 161/461 thanks to Lumpy. Pours with a small, off-white head that fades over the amber body. Great lacing. Aroma has a ton of bourbon, caramel and chocolate, cocoa butter, oak and vanilla. Taste is caramel, oak, toffee and a bit of char on the finish. Tons of booze. Alcohol on the palate and a syrupy mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle #161. Body-very dark red with a Body-Hazy dark yellow/light orange/urine color with a razor thin ring of bubbles. Nose-almost RIS smelling, raisin, meat tenderizer, oak. Taste-medium to high bitter, light sweet bourbon, caramelization from the wood, lightly boozy, cereal, oatmeal, lightly sticky thick mouthfeel, twigs, age has taken the edge off of the hops, maple, wood is good, light Fig Newton.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to Lumpy. Pours a deep murky brown with red hues. Aroma of malt, wood, bourbon, dark fruit. Flavor is sweet, dark fruit, bourbon, wood. Mouthfeel is heavy body, low carbonation. Overall, lots of wood presence, good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 bottle 161/461 thanks to lumpy. deep brown pour with no head. nose of bourbon, vanilla and toffee. nice on the palate with a smooth somewhat boozy bourbon vanilla finish. some hops were detectable but not much.


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