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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3217) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2010
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear copper pour with a thick white head. Thick and heavy bourbon and oak aroma with a lot of caramel malt sweetness. A lot of vanilla as well. Flavor starts out with a sweet bourbon taste. The bourbon is definitely potent and noticeable, but at the same time it’s not the only thing you taste. You get the sweetness from the malts and the vanilla and wood hints as well. Finishes smooth with a nice and warming bourbon aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(22oz bottle) clear rich orange with a film and ring of white bubbles with nice lacing as well. Nose of bourbon, honey, more bourbon, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, bourbon, alcohol, honey, fairly smooth, vanilla, chocolate, spicy and alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramelish, light roasted and bourbon. Sweet caramelish, bourbon smooth and light vanilla touch. Ends slight bitter and smooth malty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Had this side by side with the regular version. Pours cloudy caramel color with thin tan head, Aromas of bourbon, dark fruits and vanilla. Similar flavors with the bourbon dominating. Medium to full body with minimal carboantion. This was much better than the original version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that left nice lacing. Sweet bourbon aroma with caramel, vanilla and fruit. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and nice carbonation. Flavor was bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak and toffee with a warming alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2012
2010 version from Market Street Wine. Pours cloudy brown with almost no head. Aroma of caramel, molasses, sweet malt and hops. Medium to full bodied with a smooth palate that blends the sweet malt with bourbon. Tasty, the bourbon taste has probably mellowed since it’s the 2010.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2012
dark caramel color, small head and not much lacing... notes of vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, some dark fruit, candied goodness both on the nose and tongue... low carbonation, full bodied and syrupy, almost port-like...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1096) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours an almost clear amber with a small off white head. Strong aromas of bourbon in the nose, along with some fig. Taste is not overly sweet, but heavy on the bourbon. Not boozy though, just bourbon-y. Alcohol hidden, not hot. Light carbonation. Very nice. Buzzed quick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Brad. Really nice caramel, smooth malt tones. Classic English Barleywine notes. Big oak tones. Easy drinking and quite balanced for the style. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
This poured a cloudy dark red with little foam. Aroma has a sweet caramel mixed in with some strong oak. Taste has some upfront sweet molasses with just a hint of burnt caramel. Aftertaste reveals some strong bourbon characteristics, not the least of which is the high alcohol in this brew. Definitely hot at this point. Rather enjoyable, and could definitely do with a bit of aging.


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