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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (678) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Big thanks to HisBoyElroy on this split. Extremely good beer. Very good smell taste and feel. So all around great beer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3281) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Dark amber with no head. Aroma and taste with lots of bourbon, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, barrel, vanilla. Powerful and vinous

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
knickskicks (688) - - JUN 17, 2014
2013. Rusty red almost putplish pour, tan head that disappears fast. Nose is citrus, caramel, vanilla, big candy apple. Taste is candy apple, vanilla, barrel. Sticky mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
Draught @ CBC2014. Pours clear dark auburn with a tiny tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fudge, oak, candy, dried fruit, raisin, vanilla, plenty of booze and coconut. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry, boozy and warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3240) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. A deep and really dark amber looking one. It actually has a small sidesticking and lightly lacing beige head. On the nose it’s really nice. Nutty caramel, lots of sweet vanilla and clear bourbon. You can almost sense it by the aroma how sticky this will be in the mouth. A little bit of chocolate also found in the aroma. Really nice. Lots and lots of sweet vanilla and bourbon in the taste also. Warming the throat in a great way. It’s not as super sticky in the mouth as I thought really, some though, and it’s soft and prickling on the bubbles. Quite flavorful indeed this one! One of those who deserves a whole evening just to be enjoyed at home. 03.05.2014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
2012 bottle, caramel brown pour, with virtually no head, lots of sediment in the latter half of the bottle. Aroma, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and caramel. Taste, sweet up front, sticky mouthfeel, that morphs into liquid caramel, with no hint from the booze. Overall, a damn tasty barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
12oz brown bottle, 2012 vintage. Bottleshare at Ferris’. Brown and murky in the glass, headless. Nose has toffee and bourbon. Taste has caramel, wood. Finishes with more caramel and light hops. Medium body and mild carbonation. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3085) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Nutty, caramel and a butter finish. Cloudy brown with no head. Nice sweet caramel and a light caramel finish. Really nice mellow and sweet with long great finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
Draft @ CBC 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bourbon aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Tap sample at CBC 2014. Deep cognac-hued mahogany brown body, small off-white head. Nose is peanuts, wood, caramel, bourbon, brown sugar and hints of toffee, cream and booze. Taste is deep caramel, creamy toffee tones, wood, peanuts, bourbon, alcohol, hints of brown sugar and grains. Full, smooth body, medium to soft carbonation. Lovely bourbonized barley wine from the so-often-splendid Kuhnhenn.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (1202) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Sample @ CBC, Pours clear dark red with an off-white head. Very nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, oak, dried fruit, earth. Taste is sweet dried fruit, vanilla, bourbon and light bitter, some dry woody notes. Mediumd/full smooth oily body with soft carbonation.


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