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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine (Buffalo Trace Barrel)

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged for nearly six months in a Buffalo Trace barrel that was hand-picked by Healthy Spirits and sold exclusively at Healthy Spirits to celebrate San Francisco Beer Week 2012.
Yield = 216 bottles (22 oz.)


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4737) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Bourbon barrel, vanilla and a creamy caramel. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Boozy bourbon, caramel and mellow notes. Although boozy, not as crazy rich and unbalanced as others.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14015) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. Reddish amber. Malty bourbon aroma. Quite spirity. Ok. Too hot but its ok some vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014. It pours clear deep brown with no head. The nose is sweet, woody, varnish, boozy, solvent, paint, toffee and glue. The taste is boozy, woody, varnish, permanent marker pen, leather, fruit cake, oily, must, damp leavers, lighter fluid with a dry, boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Odd paint stripper action not great...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this bottle. Bottle 48 of 216. Red-amber pour with a few bubbles but no real head. The aroma is full of caramel and toffee with some bourbon whiskey notes. The flavor is full of rich bourbon qualities with some chocolate, oak, vanilla, maple and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2637) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr. moll. You da mang! The beer appears caramel brown with no head. The aroma is quite nice. Booze and toffee with a touch of chocolate. The flavor follows suit. Devoid of carbonation. Silky smooth on the palate, bu could use at least a prickle of carbonation to liven up the palate. Nice caramel and toffee notes. Oak and bourbon character is assertive throughout. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4917) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Poured a hazy brown color without much, if any head to speak of. Aroma is some barrel notes, woody character, vanilla note. Flavor is smooth, but boozy notes of alcohol. Some toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4476) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dark brownish pour. Bourbony, toffee, booze, some dried dark fruit, wood, vanilla, and some oxidation. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Not sure if this is correct for Sacramento beer week 2013. On tap at boneshaker. Aroma is fruity, flavor is also fruity and like a wine. There is a good note of the high adv. Palate is sweet didn’t finish too dry

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle pour. Thin fizzy light tan head. Overwhelming smell of bourbon vanilla and fruit all rolled into one. Medium to thick body with heavy wood aspects lingering afterwards. A tiny bit too oxidized for the flavor. Quite tasty though. Would love to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Old and in the Way
Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet cocolate aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, rich chocolate, bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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