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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.
2014 vintage - 9.4% abv


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at Old Fashioned. Deep brown-red color. Oily head. Some hops in the aroma, but seem covered up in thick malt. Bourbon really takes over. Very malty. Solid hop backbone, with this is closer to Barleywine than IIPA. Lots of fruity caramel tones. A little underwhelming flavorwise, while overwhelming in body. Begins to finish scotchy and smoky, a little fig. OK, but not that impressive overall.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4638) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4541) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4470) - 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...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4202) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4005) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at Romans and my last beer of 2010. Ruby red with a medium foamy tan head and a ring of lace around the glass. Aroma if bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and light floral hops. Taste is very oaky right out the gate with vanilla, citrus, bourbon, alcohol and caramel as well. Pretty smooth with a moderate bitter finish. Not overly boozy and not as hoppy as I anticipated but overall pretty solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Very balanced but very nice hop profile. Oak, if any is subtle. It adds to, rather than is the main component. Nice bitter grassy hops. Vanilla. Medium mouthwatering mouthfeel. I do not usually like a BA IPA because it normally does not work. This one did.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3089) - 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.


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