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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark orange to brown with a small off-white head. Smooth and fruity barrel aged aroma. Light eye burn. Vanilla and chocolate malt flavoured. Mild wooden and vanilla finish. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, bourbon, and wood. The flaovr is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, bourbon, and a bit of wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Aroma has lots overripe fruit, bourbon and licorice allsorts. Quite full-bodied, again lots of caramel and overripe fruit. Sweet caramel and a warming alcohol in the finish. Absolutely no bitterness. 110709

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
23rd June 2010
Cloudy brown beer. No real head. Minerally nose with sherry and coca cola notes. Softish palate, a tad dry. Sweet coconut and malt. Subtle cherry in the undertone. Moderate and smooth bourbon with a little unsweet wood. Smooth finish with mild bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94, thanks! I think itís really stupid that brewers are forced to add the unnecessary words "style ale" onto the label. But I digress. Plenty of whiskey in this one, in the aroma and the taste, bu too much for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A: This is not a particularly attractive beer with a hazy mahogany color with very light carbonation and a small tan head. S: The nose offers plenty of nice sweet caramel with the oak and bourbon providing a nice vanilla aroma. There are some nondescript dark fruits as well. T: Like the aromas, this one is full of caramel and vanilla deliciousness. Thereís a nice toffee and molasses flavor as well, along with the nice bourbon and oak and raisins. M: The beer is a bit warm, but the low carbonation and fairly full body provide for a pleasant experience. D: I wasnít the hugest fan of the regular Dipsea, but I found that the barrel aging added quite a bit to it. Iím glad Iíve been able to try this one a couple times now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle (Vintage 2009) at Plovmandís - Thanks. Cloudy red/brown - offwhite head. Bourbon, coconut, sweetness, raisins, ryebread notes, roasted, barley, vanilla, wooden, fruity, dark fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14410) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 On tap at Hamiltonís, pours a deep dark mahogany with as small beige head. Aroma of vanilla notes, caramel, and light bourbon. Flavour brings out quite a lot of bourbon barrel notes, vanilla, and caramel. Very complex, boozy and vanilla-like. An elegant, slow-sipper. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13284) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
On tap @ Bistro BA Fest poured a clear copper with no head. Aromas of bourbon, carmel, oak and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, carmel and vanilla with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

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