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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine is a version of our Old Dipsea Barleywine that has been aged in Bourbon Barrels for about a year. This ageing contributes wood and bourbon flavors to the beer. The micro-oxygenation that occurs in the barrels mellows and smoothes out the high alcohol as dried and over-rip fruit characters evolve. Sometimes we add wild yeast for another layer of complexity.

2008 Vintage: Aged in 12-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 Weeks. *Unfiltered.
2009 Vintage: Aged in 20-year Old Fitzgerald Barrels for 10 months - bottled 01/09/09

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2010
From notes. 2009 Vintage. Tasted from bomber bottle on my birthday. Purchased at The Jug Shop in San Francisco. Pours clear dark amber with a thick tan head that leaves thick lace. The nose is American oak with Dill, coconut, and cinnamon all the way through. There is also some brown sugar malt and chocolate sweetness. As it warms, some fruity cherry and date aromas also come through. The flavors are very complex with vanilla and cinnamon, oaky bourbon, cherry, date, brown sugar sweetness, and toasty malts. The body is medium plus with average carbonation and a long, complex bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Aroma is somewhat tart from the sweet barley wine and bourbon. The aroma provides no clue as to the mad decadence of the flavor. Taste is vigorous rich raisin-laden barley wine with rich bourbon. The melding of the barley wine and bourbon is flawless (nothing out of place). As the beer warms I get an absolute symphony of barley wine/bourbon and some wonderful bourbon reverberations in the finish. This beer is insanely good {whimpering noises as I realize I’ll likely never see it again}.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - OCT 4, 2010
22oz bottle (2009) from wavers1, thanks man
Appearance: Pours dark mahogany with a nice frothy beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, bourbon, woody and vanilla
Taste: Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Bourbon, vanilla, oak with some hop bitterness in the finish
This is a great Barleywine, the best I’ve had. The bourbon is very present, but not overpowering. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Bottle with many thanks to wavers1. Pours plum with tan head. Nose of plum, date, earthy lambic, cherry, cinnamon stick and vanilla. Taste is same with bourbon and oak. Very light alcohol presence. Absolutely top notch.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
2009. Simply an amazing beer. Aroma is sour, bready, oak vanilla. Pours a dark reddish brown, thin tan head, yeast floaties. Sweet vanilla, whiskey. The bourbon is there in the background but not overpowering like alot of these beers. Finish has slight astringence. Alcohol is not really detectable. Exquisite balance. Perfection on every level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle 116 of 180 with a big thanks to ditmier for sharing this. Pours out a cloudy amber topped with a small tan head. Aroma was great lots of sweetness. Caramel, brown sugar, pit fruit, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Taste was just as good. More of the sweetness caramel, pit fruit, rich malts, and the barrel. A very well done BA Barley Wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Low carbonation pour on this 2009 bottle, but the taste is a very nice melding of sweet bourbon elements and slightly citric hop flavors on the back end with moderate bitterness. A very solid BA Barleywine, extremely glad I got to try this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Tigers love pepper... they hate cinnamon. .. Pours a dark bark brown .. lacing is quite good .. . smooth for being a 10% bourbon brew, a bomber wouldn’t last long for most people .. . light barrel, molasses, and light chocolate vanilla flavours .. . pick this up if you see it, then purchase it from the store, then go home and chill it, then drink it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at City Beer. Poures dark brown with a thin beige head and a strong treacle and chocolate aroma. There is a robust slightly sour treacle flavor, with some plum, raisin and chocolate and a smooth bourbon finish. This is a great brew that has been properly aged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Bottle from City Beer Store. Good grapey-winey aromas. Brown colour with some brown head. Above-average, creamy mouthfeel, caramel malts. Bourbon, and some coconut, a bit of peat in finish.Nicely done, great for style,very drinkable.

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