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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.)


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ RBESG14 - [ Clerkenwell bottle share. ]

[ As High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine (Buffalo Trace Barrel) ].
Unclear medium amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, bourbon, dried fruit, laber larver. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, laber larver, alcohol - hot, bourbon, candy, sweet malt, vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140810]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34880) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown, no head. Aroma is toasted malty, vanilla, caramelish. Bitter, fruity and toasted malty. Smooth malty and caramelish. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19167) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon vanilla finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17924) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this rarity. Bottle No.2. Hazy red - amber beer, few pale cream colour bubbles. Smooth dry caramel malts. Good mellow fruity bourbon, tangy. Spice. Mild vanilla oak. Light dry finish. Sweet and spicy bourbon aftertaste. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15009) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting. Won this during Free Beer week a few years ago - thanks! Pours clear amber with a bubbly tan head. Rich stewed fruits in the aroma, some caramel, vanilla, toasted wood. Big sweet flavor with notes of golden raisins, toasty bread, alcohol, caramel, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation; somewhat chewy. Hot finish, moderately sweet, with some dates, bread and fruitcake. A hearty beer, for sure. The booze is just a bit too forward. Otherwise it’s great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13194) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Deep amber beer with a small head. Malty vanilla aroma, caramel, toffee, vinous, some figs and raisins. Malty raisin and caramel flavor, toffee, vanilla, warming alcohol, plums, creamy notes. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14. Mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting. Nose is big on bourbon, toffee fudge, light spice, cocoa rub, faint dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises dark toffee notes, light spice, some green chilli, oaky wood, chocolate fudge, bourbon woodness. Medium + body, moderate carbonation, lightly warming alcohol and bourbonics in the close. Ok stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12324) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bomber shared by Marcus (#128 of 216). Pours very dark brown with vry little head. Aromas of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, and dark malt. Dark fruit. Near med body. Flavor is cola, a little smoke, some dark fruit, chocolate and burnt malt. It’s very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12155) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
(22oz bottle, #46 of 216) Pours a hazy mahogany body with a small white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, coconut, and toffee. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, pine, caramel, and oak.


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