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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
[ Courtesy of Ambassador ]. Clear medium amber brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, fruit - berry, cranberry, cask wood, vanilla, moderate alcohol - whisky. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is soft. [20081030]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39991) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2010
75 cL bottle #204, courtesy of Joergen on his 40ies birthday. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Nice lacing head. Aroma is dense wineous, wooden, overripe fruity. Smooth wooden, light spiced, caramelish and with a light bitterness. Lasting dark malty and overripe fruity note into the far finish. Light alcohol presence into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2010
Bottled. Thanks a lot Jørgen for sharing this on your 40th birthday. A murky amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, wood, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, wood, caramel, whiskey, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25680) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Bottle #304 at Ølbaren. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and whisky. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and whisky with notes of vanilla. Sweet and warming alcohlic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of ¾. No. 243/461. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Somewhat rustic aroma, Bourbon and licorice allsorts. Medium body, some caramel and licorice allsorts with a massive alcohol burn. 270310

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled@PBF VIII (11.8 %). Very deep amber colour, small off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee, some raisins, mild plum pudding, some slight whisky like sweet notes along with vanilla. Flavour is very much the same in a nice balance, but also the alcohol gives it a slight sting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23017) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Bottled (2012 vintage -11.8%) at PBF. Clear mahogany colour, minimal head. Caramel mingle with vanilla and oak up front. Sweet, full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Plenty pof bourbon, but it goes very well with the caramelly malt. Driven by sweet malt and oaky bourbon. Warming finish where the bitterness is balanced by all the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22523) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
6th June 2010. RBESG 10 Grand Tasting at the Brasserie 4:20 warehouse. Cloudy dark brown beer. Creamy tan head. Soft smooth palate. Lovely oaky malty sweetness. vanilla, toasted coconut, fairly subtle bourbon. Finishes soft and dry and with some warmth. Lovely barrel aged beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
It was a distinct pleasure to share argo0’s 9,000th rating with this beer, the DC crew and displaced portions of the Richmond and NC crews - thanks, gentlemen. Murky plum color, no head or lacing. Aroma of caramel and butterscotch and booze. Taste is boozy caramel, some vanilla toward the end. OK.

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