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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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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

   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 (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Murky orange brown appearance. Largely present smell. Tart smells with grainy fruit. Taste is way smooth. Smoother than I was expecting. Intense flavor with hot spice. Tingles beyond belief. Malts are slight. Wow, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle #1 thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy caramel colored pour. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. Flavor is dark fruits, alcohol, nice bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle number 1 thanks to bu11zeye! Pours with a hazy amber body and a fading white head. Aroma of fusel, strong barrel notes, caramel and some nuts. Taste is nutty with barrel, vanilla, american whiskey, vinous and caramel. Quite a dry finish for such a beer. Creamy mouthfeel and light bubbles. Look out, there is a damn good brewer in Nebraska!

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