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Olde Hickory Bardstown Brand Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This barleywine is a special ale aged in oak bourbon barrels from the heart of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. The long maturation of the beer in the bourbon barrels makes for a uniquely American Ale, offering robust and rich flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of wavers1. Vintage 2007. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Sweet vanilla, Bourbon and licorice allsorts in the nose. Solid body, loadsa caramel and vanilla with a massive booziness. Some late bitterness though. 120910

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2010
on draft at the thirsty monk for their thirstyfest. started with a pint not knowing what i was getting into and glad i did. this beer gave me the chills it was that good. great barley wine flavor and the alcohol burn as i exhaled was incredible. brewed in 2004 and bottled in 2007. this is one of the better barley wines i have had. flavor was intense. you have the bourbon barrel flavor.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
bottle thanks to Patrick at the Tally tasting. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is strong bourbon and sweet malts. Flavor is rich. Caramel and toasted malts, mild bitterness and a strong finish of oak and booze. This is a nice example of a barrel not masking the beer. Everything melds nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle unknown size
Aroma mild nose with strong oak/bourbon feel, malts below.
Appearance straight amber, medium light beige creamy top.
Flavor and Palate : frontal touch of diacetyl, oak with alcoholic burn. Creamy feel at finish. 13-/20

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a light brown color with a small amount of head to it. Has a bourbon, wood, malt, and vanilla smell with a little booze in there. Taste is sweet malt, vanilla, and some bourbon. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Pours out a mostly clear copper color with a slightly lacing white head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, caramel and some boozy Bourbon notes. Taste is complex, with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Notes of oak, vanilla, caramel and some other underlying sweet almost fruity notes hiding in there also. Slightly alcoholic, but nothing over the top. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Appalachian Vintner in Asheville. Dark orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Wow! The aroma is impressive. There is an assertive bourbon presence blended with big tangerine aromas and a massive amount of malt. The flavor is very malt forward but the bourbon gives a nice vanilla undercoating and there is just enough pineapple from the hops to bring this all together. The alcohol makes itself known but adds to the flavor rather than detract from it. Truly remarkable and vastly underrated, this is one to seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Light brown coloured body with a small head, and it is lacey. Averge mouthfeel, there is lots of malt, some bourbon, and loads of coconut. Bourbon also in aroma. Decent barleywine, but was mildly disapointed in it and its drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010, with big thanks to Patrick! Yummy coconut, vanilla, and butter on the flavor and aroma. Mmmmm.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle… Tally Tasting ‘10This beer rocks!… Hazy, dirty orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose provides notes of caramel, coconut, vanilla, bourbon and oak. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is a perfect combination of toffee and caramel sweetness, hop bitterness and bourbon booziness. Finishes moderately bitter, fairly hot, and then dry. World class bottle of beer shared by Patrick!


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