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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Belgian barleywine aged in woodford reserve barrels

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5435) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, alcohol, mild malt, alcohol, bourbon.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, spices, marzipan, vanilla, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Unclear reddish to autumnal red brown color, small beige head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, heavy bourbon, sweetness and sugar. Taste malts, heavy bourbon, sweetness, liquor, warming alcohol, vanilla. Heavy, warming alcohol finish, medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear amber with a light, bubbly beige head. The nose is all wood, caramel, bourbon and dark fruits. Big sweet flavor with dried fruits, tannic wood tones, dates. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with rich fruits, toffee, booze, figs. Not bad though a bit heavy-handed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at RBESG, 2014s Grand Tasting at the Moncada Brewery. Muddy brown pour with a beige head. Milk chocolate, toffee, caramel and raisin aroma. Raisin, walnut, chocolate and caramel flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand tasting. Hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Bitter wood and bourbon. Alcohol spice and heat. Brandy laced caramel. Dry hot finish. Clunky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours deep mahogany brown with minimal head. The nose is vanilla, toasted coconut, woody, booze, oxidised edge, old toffee and fruit cake. The taste is big, boozy, bourrrrbon, hot spicy alcohol, toffee, wood, raisin and tangy dried fruits with a lingering hot finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Damn that is hot. Big on the bourbon front. Probably too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle during RBESG; reddy brown pour very little head just a thin bubbly dark beige, quite a boozy bourbon aroma, tasted very sweet with big booze, caramel and a hint of dark fruit. Cool label though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8930) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle - Boozy bourbon and dark sugar sweetness. Muddy brown with a beige head. Dark caramel and chocolate and a bit of booze. Although the nose was a bit harsh, the taste was better balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. Sweet funky aroma. Bourbon. Odd in mouth. Hot. Bit all over the place. Not a good beer. Sweet bourbon. No real beer taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle at rbesg. Pours a reddy brown. Boozy, dark fruit aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Spicy, woody, rummy... It's tasty enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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