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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.
2014 vintage - 9.4% abv

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sample pour of mild amber with little to no head. Nose is booze and bourbon with a paired, almost equal hop presence, resin. Flavor is hoppy, resinous, earthy and booze. Caramel malty with a little zest to it. I honestly donít love it but canít complain much cause it tastes exactly like a bourbon barrel aged IIPA would taste like. 18042015

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Earthy sour milk caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Cloudy brown with moderate head. Very sweet brown sugar malt and moderately strong pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Not particularly pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy brown with a short tan head. Caramel, bready aroma. Taste is very woody....sweet toffee malt, dark fruit, dark bread. Pretty good, but a little on the sticky-sweet side... Alcohol grows more apparent as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (359) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Poured from the four pack, look is chunky brown with an orange-red hue, I donít smell any bourbon which is good because usually the beer takes the flavor of the booze. I have to be honest I wouldnít have purchased this beer if Iíd known it was aged in booze barrels but this one held up quite nicely and still had a lot of hop flavor with some fruit flavor, was easy drinking considering how strong it is. I will buy this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (531) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Aroma of whiskey, taste is whiskey, hoppy, bitter, caramel, alcohol, finishes clean with a nice whiskey aftertaste. All of these barleywine comparisons are unjustified. It is definitely an Imperial IPA, darker than most yes, but lacking the distinct malty presence and candied flavors from a typical barleywine-imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Aroma is bourbon/barrel aging and a background of fruit. The flavor is bourbon, pine needles, medium sweetness, malts and a mix of alcohol and hops in the finish. Barrel aging this 20 months turned it into a barleywine, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Amber pour from bottle at 3 Floyds. Has a huge bourbon aroma and flavor. Not sure why this is called an ipa. Buts it's good. Sugary and malty honey taste with a pretty thick pallette.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3134) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle - Pours rosy amber with a film of tan head. Nose is pleasant caramel nut bread. Light yeast, gentle barrel, and a bit of piney citrus hops. Well-integrated. Taste is like a big barley wine. Malty, nutty, caramel, light booze, bourbon, a bit of oak. A hint of hops in the finish. A bit gritty, but the bourbon is complementary, not overbearing. Slick and thick. Real pleasant stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber/copper with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, pear, and some floral notes. Flavor is sharp hop bitterness, some malt sweetness, some toast, and faint stone fruit. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Seriously, my local craft beer stop had these on sale for $1.99, so I had to try a couple....I hope they still have more. Bourbon aroma. Dark golden brown color with no head. Taste is bourbon-sweet, nice smokey wood, ripe pears?, then hops kick in, sort of in the background, then kicks in at the end. Definitely not a DIPA. I agree with the comments saying itís more a barleywine.

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