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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Belgian barleywine aged in woodford reserve barrels


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 On tap from pub side. Pours a dark brown black with medium tan head. Aroma is notes of bourbon and rich malt and a little bit of oak and vanilla. mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium to low carbonation. Flavor is rich roasted malts with alcohol warmth and bourbon oak and a little bit of spice which may be Belgian yeast interesting barley wine base still shows through the bourbon. Overall I love this beer this is everything I look for in a beer big roasty malt with bourbon and oak this is a big drinkable beer. Great beer to put in bourbon barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9059) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Cloudy brown ale with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Good retention. The nose is a luxuriant swirl of bourbon, brown sugar, toffee and mocha. Full-bodied and chewy with soft carbonation. The flavor furnishes tons of bourbon intermingled with sweet caramel and brown sugar. The finish is all about the bourbon. I do love bourbon. Thanks goes out to darkguardian for sharing this world class rarity!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10550) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft sample. Poured reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, bourbon cherry wood and alcohol aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy cherry bourbon biitersweet flavor to medium complex bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft at Jackie O-s. Pours a dark mahogany color with a fine creamy beige film. The aroma is heavy on the bourbon side with sweet caramel, black cherry, oak with a slight spicy note. The flavor has sweet caramel and toffee, bourbon, vanilla, light cherry notes and oak. Medium plus bodied and was very enjoyable as a sipper. This worked well with the more subdued atmosphere void of the bottle sharing craziness that used to go on.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel and toffee with a good dose of roasty malt and bourbon soaked oak. A little vanilla in there too. Very good. I was not expecting it to taste like this at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle big thanks to Jstax..Bottle # 153/192 -2012 vintage..Pour is dark with a light tan head..Nose is nice brown sugar, vanilla, spices, barrelsweetness, honey..Taste toffee, coconut, vanilla, graham cracker, sugar, smooth bourbon..very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6078) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber - thanks Greg! Rich amber orange pour with a smaller head. Boozy hot. Caramel sweetness. A little hop bite. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Snifter at the Brewery on 5/19/12. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, chocolate and molasses. Kinda smells like those caramels I bought at the Woodford Reserve distillery. Big bourbon flavor with chocolate, nuts and sweet caramel before a boozy finish. Pretty solid. Wouldn’t mind tasting it with some age on it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Recieved in a 4 oz. taster glass. This is a bourbon barrel aged Belgian barleywine (for which there isn’t a category, so BSDA it is). This was about the time I got sick of writing reviews, so this one isn’t going to be my best. 3.5 A: Hazed medium brown color. Came without a head. 4.5 S: Big leathery bourbon. Caramel, toffee, and peppery spice. Powerful, yet balanced. 4.0 T: Same as nose with a mild tannic astringency. 4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess. 4.0 D: Tasty brew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 08-20-2012 23:11:36

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Thanks, Chris! Served in Jackie O’s glassware. Nose is bourbon heavy with nice dark fruits, sugary malt, caramel, and vanilla in the background. Very pungent barrel character, though quite smooth. Medium-full body.


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