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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 Stranahanís 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.

Note: 750ml BOTTLED VERSION

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



4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
750 from CAH. Pours turbid muddy brown with minimal yet clingy off-khaki head. Nose is huge oaky, bourbony, with big malt, brown sugar, spice, yeast, and hops. Big bold complex nose. Tastes very oaky, malty, spirity, with a big earthy peaty base flavor, some backup molasses, hops, brown sugar, spice, and yeast, and an absolkutely thick, rich, dense, and amazingly complex palate and flavor. This one kicks major ass, and lightweights need not apply.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cloudy mahogany with two fingers of kaki head that had decent retention and a slight show of lacing. Nose is bourbon, oak, figs, molasses, caramel, booze, bubble gum, and hops. Taste is an immediate blast of bourbon/oak/figs/molasses done to the tune of decadence. This is quickly met with an odd bubble gum and hop pallet, that contradicts the original pallet with quite a ferocity. The finish is a choppy watered marriage with different aspects sticking out at different times, depending on how the tide swelled. This is truly and amazing barley wine, one I place in the top 3 (Gratitude and barrel aged Old Toad) that I could only accurately place if I did a side by side of the three. Truly amazing!

4.5
   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. Itís pretty boozy but at the same time still has a nice smooth finish. I canít wait to get more of this one day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Brown/reddish pour, light cream colored head. Aroma is sweet and bready, malty, bourbon, golden raisins, corn syrup. Flavor is very sweet and rich. Decadent vanilla, toffee, and a nice alcohol warmth. Very good stuff.

4.3
   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 doesnít seem to have gained that much from barrel aging.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Dark red/brown pour with an off white head. Bourbon, malt, dark fruit, and some nice sweet nose, Taste has glorious vanilla, and some bourbon heat and some toffee. It is a damn fine barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3672) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Thanks to boamr for this one in trade. Sampled at IBrew2or3ís going away party. Pours a caramel/ amber color with a white head. Nose is caramel, toffee, whiskey, vanilla, cherries, wood, brown sugar, and nice aromatic sweetness. Flavor is sweetness with bits of oak, caramel and toffee, vanilla, cherry, cherry pits, and a lovely balance. Medium-bodied and very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (12683) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle, 75cl, at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. A brown one, almost clear, with a minimal sized off-white head. Thereís caramel, dried fruits, some alcohol, pine cones, fluor tooth paste, mint notes and a faint roasted hint in the aroma. Full body, lightly warming and with a pleasant carbonation. Thereís not much impact from the booze, neither in the aroma nor in the flavor. Lasting finish with a good bitterness. Wow, first Nebraska beer and itís this good. Amazing. 130817


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