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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2825) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Taste at the mondial de la biere 2007..Mtl... Aroma:Coffe,chocolate,fudge..." for a imperial stout not a barley wine"..... Apearance:Clear brown,no head... Flavor:Alcohol,strong caramel....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (2856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Dark brown body with reddish glints and a thin beige head. Aroma and taste carry oaky, vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate hints. It ends with a long warming finish. Wonderful stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur brun-rougâtre, mousse mince, qui s’efface. Arôme de réglisse, vanille, boisé. Goût encore ici vanillé, réglisse, bois, caramel écossais, notes d’alcool. Finale sucrée. Corps sirupeux, plein, effervescence faible. C’est renversant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
Robe brune claire surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes de chêne, de vanille, de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs d’alcool, de levures, de vanille, de chêne et de caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2411) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
Bu au Mondial 07. Acajoux foncée, peu de collet. arome de malte caramelisé très crèmeuse avec un soupson d’alcool. Goût très caramelisé et licereux, avec du malte épicé.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Big thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing this treat.

This beer pours a brown body with some red highlights, very still with no head. Nose of malts, candied sugars, dark fruits and some heat from the alcohol. Flavor is sweet, notes of vanilla, bourbon and plums, finishing with a very slight burn. Palate is thin to medium, lightly astringent. Finish is medium lenght and slightly sweet. Nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Pours out a dark brown color that had some highlights of red throughout it. Aroma was sweet, malty, with nice notes of bourbon. Flavor had hints of vanilla, bourbon, raisins, and malts. WOW. I liked this one. Great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Bright copper pour. Small off-white head, rapid dissipation, speckled minor lacing. The coloration of the body is a most marvelously captivating shade, invoking memories of travels through Egypt; it looks like melted metal you’d find encased in a pharoah’s tomb. Raisins mingle with a full, gentle bourbon and vanilla liqueur composite in a soft, well-rounded nose. This shrouds roasted caramel and just a touch of alcohol. A vinous dark fruit quality speaks volumes about the quantities of malts and sugars employed in the brewing process, of their quality as well. It really seems like the ideal marriage of malt and extracted bourbon and barrel character was reached. Flavor is very sweet, woody and whisky enhanced. Is this what bourbon barrel J.W. Lee’s Harvest Ale might taste like? Ample alcohol provides a strong bitterness that seems as if it’s a strurdy mold for the other flavors to frolic in. Hops are discernible but don’t really make a resounding difference in the whole of the flavor. The finish is delicate and very warming with lingering toasted grains and vanilla. Mouthfeel is light bodied for a beer of this magnitude, medium overall, with high viscosity and very little carbonation fizz. This recipe is scripted well, it gets right to the point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle sampled on 3/12/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet aged caramel malt with a big earthy, toasty butterscotch vanilla character. Body starts with a viscous sticky caramel sweetness with some brown sugar and raisin complexity toward a very warming sweet viscous finish. A nice barleywine, but a little over the top, cloying and alcoholic.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (2985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2007
(Bottle, thanks to hopscotch our barley wine daddy) Pours deep hazy red with absolutely no head. Strong, full and complex aroma of bourbon oak, coconut, dark fruits like fig marmalade, dried plums and raisins. Also some lighter fruits like red apples, pears, honey melon and maybe some apricot. Light roasted with hints of chocolate. Malt brings some syrup, bread and caramel. Decent alcohol warmth both in the aroma and in the flavour. Fruits and bourbon oak flavour with vinous notes. Also notes of dried fruits, berries, mostly cherries and chocolate. The malt is very syrupy, caramelly and sweet in the flavour as well but not cloying. Lingering aftertaste of English fruit cake, figs, brown sugar, cotton candy and some hints of bread. Thick, pretty round mouthfeel with sharp alcohol notes and some stickiness. Medium to full body. Yes Eric this beer most certainly rocks…!


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