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Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty

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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Bourbon Barrel aged verson of the standard Old Salty. Released in 750 ml bottles.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a caramel color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, candied sugar, vanilla (quite HOTD-esque). Sweet but not cloying and a tad bit oxidized. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Smooth finish. This bottle held up quite well. Super excited to try it!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stakem (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012 does not count
Many thanks to BA ClockworkOrange for contributing this to a tasting held at my place. 2005 offering via 750ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with dark ruby clarity through the body. Slim head of tiny bubbles holds around the outside of the glass. Aroma is sweet with notes of cherry, molasses, caramel, toffee, and just all around burnt sugars. A bit of fruity to floral hop/alcohol notes. Minor tinges of alcohol that transcends into the flavor. Rich with almost a mild salt addition. A touch of oxidation but overall quite a savory brew that is excessively drinkable with a full body and low level of carbonation. I am glad to finally be able to try this brew which I really enjoyed. However, I canít help but wonder what this brew was like fresh some 7 years ago. Cheers and thanks Jason!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
translucent amber, mod bubbled cream head than lasts, soft consistent layer. Nose is toffee and cherry sourness, light brown sugar, off soy and plastic notes. Flavor is ultra cherry sweetness and sugary maple syrup. Way too sweet, not overly oxidized but straightforward at this point.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thanks Brad! Clear brown pour with no head. Dark fruit and pretty severe oxidation in the nose lead to grape soda and caramel sweetness. Medium body with and oily texture and sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750mL thanks to ygtbsm94. Clear deep amber with a diminishing, larger tan head. No lace. Nose is very red fruits, red wine vinous, fruit juice. Cranberry. Taste is sticky, very sugary, cola sweet. Sugar bomb. Mild bourbon heat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2005 bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, booze, light spice, earthy notes, strawberries, and oak. Flavor is heavy dark fruit esters with some supporting malt; sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation with high warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle pulled from the ancient fridge shelves of ygtbsm94, thanks! Clear light brown color, small beige head. Aroma of vinous summer fruit and Benedictine. Taste is sweet caramel, liqueur. Very nice, and has held up amazingly well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NosirIwont (1938) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Vintage 2005. Pours ruby/chestnut with a small khaki head. Aroma is oxidised with dark fruits and a fresh somewhat salty sea note. Flavour is tart and very sweet with notes of berries. Oxidised and with an overtone of the same fresh salty sea note as is in the aroma. Alcohol. Finish is sweet, dark fruits with an alcohol burn. Overall a bit difficult to decipher, but quite nice, although a bit cloying in the long run. Aged well with the oxidisation well-integrated. 17.02.12.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks to daknole. Bottle pours hazy burnt toffee with a khaki head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with heavy notes of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla creme, dried fruit and tobacco. Flavor shows additional notes of bourbon, dates, and coconut. Overall body is full, sweet, and finishes with moderate earth and a touch of oxidation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
2005 vintage, 75 cl bottle at tasting. Ruby red pour with a small rim of khaki head. What stroke me about the aroma was that it isnít in your face at all. Subtle dark fruits - esp. dates, figs - lush caramel, slight notes of coconut and vanilla. Dried apricots, slightly oxidized. The oxidation complements the other elements really well. Not very complex, but very pleasant and well balanced. Taste is high on the sweetness, lots of caramel (quite fudgy, actually), raisins, port like, figs. Huge coconut element, some vanilla. The funny thing is that it isnít bourbony, but it has the coconut and vanilla from the barrel. Well balanced and quite easy drinking for a barrel aged barleyed wine. The mouthfeel is very thick, soft carbonation, which makes the texture velvety and very pleasant. I mind this beer.


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