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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our award winning barley wine which has been aged two ways – in wooden bourbon barrels and Cabernet barrels. It will benefit with aging.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 Bottle. Pours clear red brown with a slim pale white head. This is a light barley wine. Light nose with vanilla, creme brule, and dry oak. Light flavor with a bit of a cherry cough character, abd a long slow burn. Light body, and easy to drink. All of the lightness is not to say that this isn’t a good beer. Its tasty. Just not nearly as good as some of the best.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1782) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2013
El bombero del diablo (2012) - pours murky amber with yellowish-brown head and it lacing. Nose is bourbony and sugary. Flavor adds alcohol, caramel, and rye. Sweetnd quite so. Apple/pear aftertaste. Dominated by the bourbon, but it might reveal more goodness as it warms. Bitter (unripe almond) taste in the back of the throat. Provides a literary buzz (Naked Lunch movie reference).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Cask at aPORKalypse at alewife. Deep brown color. Sweet. Bourbon taste. Smokey with a hint of syrup. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Reddish brown with a thin skim of tan head. Aroma is slightly bourbony, with not much else going on. Taste reminds me of a chocolate cola product, with a mineral remnant into the finish. None of the big nasty oxidized flavors of the cabernet variant, but not much bourbon either. $7/22oz

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
2010 bottle. Pours a deep amberish-brown color with a thin head on top. Not much in the way of lacing. Lots of caramel show in the aroma that’s followed by some raisin and a little bourbon. The bourbon is not as evident as expected. This is very smooth going down with a gentle warmth to it. There’s a little more bourbon in the flavor but still not a lot with wood, caramel, and plum notes. Perhaps a touch of vanilla too. This really does come across as a very basic barrel-aged barleywine. No thrills here, the bourbon seems diluted to the point it almost seems like a standard non barrel-aged barleywine, but it’s still plenty enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Nearly opaque, deep mahogany with nice buff head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, oak, toffee, vanilla and fig with a hint of spice. Very sweet taste of brown sugar, oak, red grapes, toffee, vanilla, plums, raisins, figs, molasses and booze. Tastes like a caramelized bourbon barrel. Sweet but flavorful. Medium/light body with medium/low carbonation. Although too sweet for its own good, this is nevertheless an good beer even in its youth. It will be interesting to see how this ages. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Aroma is all bourbon notes: vanilla, creme egg, oak and slight hazelnut. Pours deep red/brown with a small foamy lace. Taste is big with lots of bourbon notes, mostly oak and vanilla with just a hint of root beer. Strong booze feel but the taste compliments. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1607) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle, 2010 ed, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Copper pour, off-white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Taste is sweet, bourbon, vanilla, molasses. Palate is soft, oily, slick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle 650ml. Pours brown/mahogany with nice creamy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of figs, bread, dark fruits, sweetness, butterscotch, alcohol, malt, bourbon. Taste is of bread, figs, dark fruits, warming alcohol, malt, bourbon. Palate: oily mouthfeel, full bodied, malty. Very good. Impressive. This is my kind of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a murky ruby/brown with minimal off white head. Smell is bold creamy vanilla, oak, big sweetness -delicious. Taste is marzipan, vanilla, booze, lite dark fruits, oak. Booze comes thru both in taste and going down. Overall nice but too boozy for 10%,


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