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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%
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.)


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a still, deep brown with no head. Malts and chocolate are full., but the overwhelming influence is bourbon. Considerable heat as well.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
From my backlogg: RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Deep amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty vanilla chocolate, dark fruits caramell toffee aroma. Maltychocolate toffee vanilla dark fruits caramell flavour. A really nice one :-)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - 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 (36043) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Thanks to Leighton. Aroma is a lot of hot alcohol and solvent, with booze whisky and some honey sweetness. Caramel / oranges coloured pour with no head. Flavour is composed of caramel and honey malts with booze, vanilla, tangy and some jammy fruits. Palate is sticky sweet, full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14361) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4619) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) hazy reddish-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of soy sauce, brown sugar and vanilla, heavily oxidized, with a hint of yeast and some fudge. flavour is mostly caramel, alcohol and bread crusts, slightly sweet, with some notes of straw and yeast. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Alcohol, vanilla, fruit, caramel, vinous.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, vanilla, alcohol, plum, raisin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (4277) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste,caramel fudge toffee, dark dried fruits,wooden nuance on the palate, and some nice spice in there. nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14379) - 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 (12869) - 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.


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