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Red Brick Beard Envy Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine

Some of us have it and some of us don’t. You know what we’re talking about. That quintessential mark of a true man of beer legend, the very badge of the great brew masters the world over. Around here, we call it beard envy. And like this robust beer, it speaks volumes with words like “Put that razor down and take a drink.” With flavors of toffee, raisins and dark fruit accentuated by vanilla and a hint of bourbon balanced by the resinous pine notes of Chinook hops, this barrel-aged barley wine masterwork is as bold and hearty as the beards we salute.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (444) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2015
On tap, dark brown pour, smells and tastes a bit sweet, dried fruit, raisins with a nice vanilla sweetness, taste the alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (1002) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Murky amber pour with a small off white head. Big bourbon and caramel on the nose, toffee, booze, fruit cake. Flavors were boozy with more toffee and caramel, vanilla, bitter earthy hop finish, touch of fruit. Plus mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall a solid BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle - part of the Brick Mason Series 4-pack - $11.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, mahogany-hued body with a rather slim, off-white head. Smell: Sweet-scented maltiness present, with toasted bread crusts, sugar glaze, caramel and such. Hint of slightly spoiled fruitiness, a touch of vanilla. Some wafting alcoholic tones present. Taste: Sugary sweet start of caramel candy, butterscotch and light brown sugar. Splash of triple sec yielding some applied heat to the tongue. Faint hints of figs and appleskin. Vanilla, a little spiciness and slight woodsiness. Finishes warming, a little rough around the edges. Lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Medium carbonation. Overall: Comes across a little boozy, but, all in all, it’s fairly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Reddish amber colored body was clear, and formed a two finger thick head in the glass. This looked more similar to a DIPA pour than a darker one I was expecting of a barleywine. The aroma was sweet, with the malts showing up as brown sugar, and hops revealing some orange peel. The taste was quite sweet as well, with the first impression of honey and brown sugar. Mid palette the oak flavors became very evident, as vanilla, banana, and toffee showed up. The finish was quite dry, with charred wood tannin dominating to a slow fade. Quite a light body for the style with a distinct burn late. One of the better beers from Red Brick in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
7/31/15. On tap at Craft on Draft. Amber pour with a small khaki head, good lacing. Malty aroma, booze showing, plenty of oak, some vanilla, whiskey, caramel. A bit boozy/harsh on the flavor, some vanilla and oak, whiskey, lots of caramel. Nothing offensive but could be better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Nice solid barley wine. Cloudy Amber. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some fruitiness. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Originally served a little too cold quickly warmed up. The dark red-amber body is topped b a durable bone-colored head that leaves very good lacing. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a full-light body. A bit hot, but not really more than expected for 9.3%. Sweet and appealing aroma precedes a fine flavor with ample, but not overpowering, flavoring from the barrel aging. Notes of toffee, dates and wood. O: very good barrel-aged barleywine but a bit too boozy and hot: this would likely improve with some aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1520) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent dark anger with a slight layer of tan head. Aroma and taste of malts, upfront booze, and some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel. Taste has butterscotch, vanilla. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Full-bodied robust and with a man-sized aroma, but the flavor is plain bad. Tart and cloying sweet at the same time, rendering it almost undrinkable. Strongly alocholic on the palate and in the chest.

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