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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
A rich, full bodied Barley Wine with a wonderfully warming character from the malts & dark brown sugars. Held to the light, its burgundy color is fitting for a bigger beer that has aromatics that hint of the oak, the whiskey, the somewhat sweet nature, and molasses that makes this beer truly unique. Using Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels, we aged this beer for 6 months to impart a small amount of oak tannins and the whiskey character that combine to elevate this beer beyond its original entry into this world.


2013 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal - Barley Wine
2010 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal – Barley Wine

2013 US Open Beer Championships – Bronze Medal – Barley Wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, slight vegetable and yeasty. Caramelish, whiskey and mild vanilla flavoured. Lingering malty and slight breadish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Heavy, heavy whiskey aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, dry caramel notes, lots of wood here with an underlying tart and slightly salty edge. Not excessively hoppy but quite some alcohol burn in the finish. 241010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
750 ml bottle from Josh. Hazy copper color, little to no head. Aroma and flavor were pretty much the same, both amazing stuff. Fruity notes wrapped around the oakiness and a slight whiskey flavor as well. Pretty complex mix of flavors in this but they work together VERY well. It’s pretty boozy but at the same time still has a nice smooth finish. I can’t wait to get more of this one day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Has a huge oak and bourbon aroma. Big burn. Candy sweetness. This is not as overdone as many such oak-aged beers. The flavor does not seem to have taken on much from the barrel, but the aroma certainly does. I would rate this similar to the regular fathead, as it doesn’t seem to have gained that much from barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, amber in color, and has an off white head. The smell is malts, sweet, nice, and caramel. The taste is slight wood, malts, sweet, caramel, molasses, and vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a lightly hazy golden amber body with a small bone white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, toasted coconut, light peat, whiskey, and nuts. Flavor of caramel malt, vanilla, oak, coconut, some whiskey, and toffee. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
bottle #1 thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber pour with a cream head. wood, malts, light alcohol and dried fruit aromas. very smooth on the palate, great flavors of wood, dried fruits, molasses and light alcohol, very smooth finish as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
bottle 1 thanks to the ever generous bu11zeye. poured hazyish amber with an off white head that laced my glass. aroma was very pleasant with caramel, dark fruit, oak, and brown sugar. flavor was equally impressive with caramel, dark fruit, oak, brown sugar, grape, and some alcohol. light body with high carbonation. another great beer comes out of nebraska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. This was an interesting brew. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and oaky. Taste is sweet, scotchy, oaky, very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Tasted at Extreme Beerfest. Cloudy burnt amber color. Whiskey flavor is very pronounced. I’m wondering how this beer will age - I am thinking it will get better and better.

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