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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1809) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy red amber with off white head. Caramel, vinous smell with some whisky and alcohol. Taste is caramel,,oak, over ripe fruit, whiskey, rhum, toffee, syrup and dried fruit. Semi sweet with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle from 2011. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some residual and lacing. Aroma is hugely oaky, vinous, slightly Bretty, whiskey. Flavor is light sweet, some tartness, loads of oak tannins, some funk, whiskey, dry sherry. Medium body. Interesting what 5 years has done to this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel bourbon aroma. Fruity malty woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel bourbon vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a dark redish-brown. Has a strong caramel and dark alcohol flavor. Strong flavor of caramel, dark alcohol, and malts. Not much different than the non-barrel version.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4748) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2015
Fra flaske på Cardinal M2 sep-15: Sigmund overgår seg selv og ruller ut den ene h¨jdaren etter den andre (La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged, Stone Double Bastard, for å nevne noen). Denne har lett grumset brunlig farge med kort skum. Saftig, lekker og balansert med sviskeplommer, rosiner, sherrytoner, vanilje og amerkanske whiskeyfat. Life is indeed good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2778) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 28.09.15 and 26.10.15. Slightly hazy brown. Small head with big bubbles, Complex aroma, with dry malt, dry herbs and brown booze. Similar taste, also with dried fruits. Plums and cherries. Warming aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7754) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is malty, weak and inviting. Taste is moderate sweet grtainy malts, with a decent dry clean hoppy finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1094) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy light brown with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, oak, vanilla, fermented fruits. Tastes slightly sweet, but still well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2015
Shared 750 ml bottle at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Will write a proper rating shortly, when I have a full bottle. This is one hell of a beer!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
Flaska från systembolaget. Mycket söt Bourbon och torkad frukt i doften, detsamma i smaken med en värmande alkohol i bakgrunden. God!


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