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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2011

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Old and In The Way Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed in the traditional English Barley Wine Style. Flavors of toffee, treacle and caramel emerge as the beer opens up. Enjoy this beer a little warmer to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in this beer. Brewed to be enjoyed as a sipping or fireside beer. Share one with a good friend. Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma is boozy and caramel with some toffee and vanilla added in the flavor. Damn good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour... Dark amber with no head. Nose... Bourbon and brown sugared dates. Palate...light CO2, a little oxidation but otherwise quite bitter with light molasses, Bourbon liqueur, sailor jack and a somewhat thin mouthfeel, though it does not distract from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Taster at DBS. Aroma was of bourbon and bittering hops. Flavor is bourbon, bitter hop, toffee, and caramel. I liked this taster better here than at Beer Rev. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1048) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
From bomber. Aroma is chocolaty and malt. Color is brown with creamy head. Taste is chocolate dark fruits malts and leaves a nice aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
22oz bottle, same label as the Buffalo Trace version, but labeled as the 2011 barrel aged edition. yet another amazing extra from deftim13. thanks a ton, Tim! pours a hazy, russet brown capped by a rich, smooth, beige head that leaves rings of drippy lace. aroma is oustanding, bold and boozy, with heavy notes of woody bourbon, vanilla, spices, and sweet toffee backed by subtle notes of coconut cake, floral hops, dark berries, and raisins. flavor is delicious as well with sweet toffee, brown sugar, pecan pie filling, and citrus rinds up front backed by rich dark fruits, vanilla, toast, and rich, warming bourbon. palate is full bodied, lightly carbonated, and has just enough balance of sweetness and booziness to keep it from being cloying. overall, a very pleasant surprise and great barrel aged barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rando7 (725) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle pours medium brown with light brown head, nice lacing. Aroma sweet caramel with pine hops. Initial taste of sweet caramel /toffee, a little bourbon with a bitter oak and resinous hop finish. Have to say I didn’t enjoy the finish at all, an unpleasant aftertaste.. Nice thick palate, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle vintage 2011: brown pour with small off-white creamy head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, vanilla, some roasted grain and a light coconut note. Flavor is creamy caramel, vanilla, light touch of molasses, mild bourbon and oak notes, and a hint of toasted grain. Palate is silky and mostly sweet with a boozy prescence but not harsh. Ends with a touch of bitter to the sweet. Wow, nice beer, rather expensive at $14. A great sipper with lots of elements to take in, and, changes as the beer warms. I will buy more if the budget allows.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Deep ruby pour with no head. Faint sweet nose. Sweet dark fruits, syrup Mellow finish. Slightly sticky and faintly boozy. Easy drinking bw.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle pours a cola dark brown. Has a ok head. Smells and tastes roasted malt some hops vinilla wood almost like a dirt or earth smell taste. I don’t like it waste of money.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle from a friend. Pours dark in the glass with limited head. Aroma is bourbon and malt, flavor the same. Nice but not particularly rounded. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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