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

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16289) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit, light bourbon and lightyy spice with a smooth lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Man this was great! Brown pour, tan head. Vanilla, oak, brown sugar, glazed donuts. Flavor is sweet, lots of vanilla and bourbon notes, creme brulee. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bottle… Pours a murky brown with flashes of ruby and little to no head. The bouquet furnishes gobs of caramel, lightly toasted coconut and a whisper of maple. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. The flavor presents sweet caramel and dark fruit flanked by lots of bourbon and wood. The hops are herbal, earthy and medium to heavily bitter. It’s quite hot and somewhat unbalanced with a ballsy, boozy, biting finish. Given enough time in the cellar, this is gonna be a very good barleywine. Being unafraid of alcohol, I’m digging it now. Kudos to richiesd for providing this rare treat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Healthy Spirits bottling number 48/216 thanks to bu11zeye. Insanely good stuff! Pours with a very low carbed body with a small tan head over a very deep brown hued body that leaves legs on the side of the glass. Aromas are of maple, huge bourbon barrel notes, boozy, bourbon, brown sugar, vanillin, raisins, rich malt, tannins, nutty and earthy. Smells great. Flavors are of bourbon, wood, brown sugar. Smooth yet very warming. Tannin, caramelization, vanillin. Light dark fruits, some boozy notes. Sandalwood, melanoidins. Medium to full viscosity. Light carbonation, tannin, quite warming. Pretty decadent and amazing. Great barrel character!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle from Healthy spirits. Pours brown with a tiny beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a cola-like dark molasses and bourbon flavor with no carbonation. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5530) - 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.

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