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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6741) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Smokey, bourbony, awesome. Pours light black with good head and lacing. Some booze. Finishes a little sweet with some bourbon. Comes together very well - great barley wine. Tap takeover at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (937) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Draft at CBC 2014. Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. The taste is of malt, dark sugary fruits, vanilla and bourbon. Aftertaste is very very fruity with a great deal of alcohol in it. Full body and high carbonation - feels very fizzy and bubbly on the tongue. Good intense Barley Wine,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (10499) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
Taster, on tap, 2013 version, 16 % abv, at the third session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Rosewood coloured body. Film-type layer at the surface. Vapour of bourbon joined by bread-like malts and vanilla oak. Flavours of bread, prunes, caramel, and integrated alcohol. Sweet malty ending. Very smooth vinous impression. Great sipper qualities (03.05.2014).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2014
At CBC. Dark copper colour with off-white head. Bourbon, wood and vanilla aroma. Caramel, vanilla, sweet taste, creamy. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head Aroma of bourbon. Flavors of oak, vanilla, dark cherries and of course bourbon. Smooth viscous mouthfeel Lingering booze finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 9, 2014
On tap at Church Key. Pours a hazy dark brown, no light passes. Lacing and sugary bubbles cling to the glass, no head. Aroma is rich and sweet: malts, toffee, oak & vanilla, dark sugar, caramel, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is classic English barley wine with boozy bourbon out front. Sweet roasty toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2226) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Tap, CK. Hazy nut brown. Lots of savory bourbon, fig, earth, wood, and setting vanilla aromas. Nice resins hop, but quickly subsumed by bourbon. Wood, and warming booze finish. Thicker velvety body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (6897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. (vintage 2013, 16%) Brownish with a small head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, sweet malt, dried fruit, vanilla, oak and toffee. The mouthfeel was thick. Long warming finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (12156) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear dark red color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and heavy bourbon. Really nice full aroma. Loads of bourbon, malts, liquor, wood and slightly alcohol in the taste. Warming alcohol finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
CBC 2014. Pours mahogany with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, burnt sugar, figs, dates, honey, dark dried berries, oak and vanilla. Wow! Just a lovely aroma. Taste is caramel, figs, dates, burnt sugar, honey, vanilla. Aftertaste is caramel, honey, figs, dates. Very very good indeed!

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