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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Dark bronze color. Malt and bourbon on the nose. Intense hops cut by soft wood, nuances of nut and caramel sweetness. Aged 20 months in bourbon barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1164) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is a bit faint. Some bourbon with a caramel sweetness and some hops beneath. Flavor is bourbon mixed with some citrus hops. Slightly undercarbonated. Woodiness/oaky comes through from the bourbon barrel. Not overtly bourbony which is good. I enjoyed this. Pretty good attempt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1367) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is dark copper color with a bubbly tan head. Nose is strong bourbon and wood, notes of vanilla, a fair bit of rich malt presence, chocolate and caramel. Hops are faint, mostly add citrus behind the strong bourbon and malt. Taste is same, lots of bourbon but actually not quite as dominant. Rich malts, quite a lot of them, chocolaty and sticky caramel. Hops are even more faint, they add a hint of citrus to balance in back. Mostly fleshy orange. Full bodied, chewy, moderate carbonation for being in the barrel so long. More like a hopped up barley wine, blending styles a bit. Not bad, a bit sugary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4104) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Standard long neck. Great label. Foggy tea - colored brew with a small khaki head. Very malty aroma with caramel, wood, dark sugars. Woody and a little boozy up front. Some peat and leather. Vanilla. Acidic, not too sweet. This is barleywine. Heavyish body. Warming. Finishes out a little syrupy with peppery hops and wood. New Leaf Market.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy red amber, medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Flavor follows, full sweet, light bitter, rich, bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark sugars. Full body, creamy, lingering bitterness. Nice, but this is a barley wine...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swengw (7) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
On tap at a summer street fair in Chicago. Aromatic, delicious, full-bodied and bitter, definitely a beer to sip instead of quaff

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hype (17) - - JUL 9, 2014
Good balance of flavors! Listed as IPA where I am currently at, but is not hoppy... I like it.... Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (393) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Brought back to Belgium from Green Bay, WI. Had a few Hinterland beers at Abbey bar in De Pere, but this is the best one Iíve tried. Probably the darkest IPA or IIPA Iíve tried short of a black IPA - it pours a dark ruby, almost brown. Great hop flavor and aroma. You can feel the heat, but itís appropriate for the strength - I think the time in the barrels helped mellow it. Like this a lot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2209) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Poured this a bit on the cold side. Modest head, some lace. Clear dark amber color. Hops, Caramel, hint of skunk. Plus oak and bourbon come out in the flavor. More bitter than sweet in the palate. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Nose is big bourbon with spice and vanilla. Dark tanned leather color. Great barrel flavor without being overpowering. Scotch alw taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (186) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Beautiful dark amber pour with minimal head. Aromas of tropical hops, bourbon and alcohol. Taste is moderate hops, with some coconut. The bourbon barrel is light, but it is there. Slight alcohol burn on the finish, but this is pretty good stuff. I like the balance, as it doesít go overboard in any one direction.


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