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Mad River John Barleycorn (Bourbon Barrel)

Mad River John Barleycorn (Bourbon Barrel)
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Heaven Hill Bourbon, 30 weeks.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1695) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dark brown body. The aroma is caramel, candy, wood, floral and burnt wood. Nice. The taste is pretty sweet, grainy and caramel. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On draft at Stone. Deep amber pour, with an off white head. Intensely bourbon, sweet bread, fruitcake, strong booze, toffee, wood, more bourbon, and notes of vanilla. Good, but too boozy for my liking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (13676) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Hazed mahogany pour with a thin layer of khaki foam. Nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak on the nose. Plenty of caramel and some marshmallow. Pretty toasty and a hint of chocolate. Sweet on the tongue and lots of caramelized sugars and vanilla. Nice bourbon, some dark fruits, and fudge. Good marshmallow, coconut, and some maple. Pretty nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Missing my notes here, but I do recall a sweet malty bourbon-kissed full-bodied beer that I liked quite a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, hazy dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought big notes of dark fruits, lots of caramel, toffee, slight roast into big bourbon, oak, and vanilla, slight coconut. Taste is a mix of earth, nice dark fruits, dark caramel, into big bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla, finishing sweet. Pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bark amber in color with little head. Aroma of burnt caramel, toffee, and raisin. Taste is complex toffee, vanilla, and plum. Well balanced and very good. Would buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2348) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Color is mahogany red... Aroma is bourbon, vanilla... Flavor is intensely bourbon, with notes of brown sugar, vanilla, alcohol booze on the finish... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2013
This one poured a murky light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of old barrel, oak, maple, and dark fruits. falvor was caramel sweetness and fruits upfront, followed by mellowed barrel and wood with a maple finish oka, but seemed to be in the barrel too long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
Draft @ Beer Revolution, Oakland, CA. Vintage 2011. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon and vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty woody bourbon and vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and vanilla finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in a . 2010 vintage. Big thanks to BourbonBob26 for the extra! A: Pours an opaque brown color with a light khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thicker ring that leaves sheets of lace down the glass. S: Very smooth bourbon, decadent caramel, some mild oak and a little fig. Earthy dates with some lightly toasted malts. Some bready flavors as well. Really digging this. T: The bourbon is a little more restrained in the taste. The oak comes out a little more with a lot of dates and figs. A little malty sweetness with some roast and caramel. A little less inviting and complex than the nose. M: A tad over carbed. Pretty prickly across the palate which is less desirable given the ABV and style. Medium bodied with a sweet bourbon finish. O: If it wasn’t as carbonated this would have been a home run, but sadly the mouthfeel detracts from the overall experience of the beer. I’m really happy to have tried it as it’s been a want of mine for a while, but I’m glad I didn’t have to go out of my way for it. Serving type: bottle


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