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Red Brick Beard Envy Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber, offwhite lace. Dry roast, light cheesy, meaty, oxidized, a hint oak. Full bodied, roast, honey cakes, dry, salty, ok salted caramel finish. Weird

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (1320) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 19, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color with off-white head. Aroma has some cloying esters, sugar and booze. Taste has toasted malt, some walnut and bitter, earthy finish. Medium body and carbonation. It’s quite boozy and I don’t get any barrel character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
(bottle) very hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of blue cheese and sweatsocks, with lots of rotten fruit, some caramel and banana skins. flavour is mostly caramelized pale malts, ethanol and raisins, slightly tannic, with a hint of roasted beef and some herbal hops in the light roasted-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ritzn (456) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Copper clear with little white head. Aroma is heavy malty stuff, my tasting group says dirty diaper and sadly they are right. Orange maybe. Taste is alcoholic bittersweetness. Spicy and alcoholic finish. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (3082) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Bottle. Amber color with tan head. Aroma is dirty diapers, some cheese. After a while, it’s a bit better and meaty. Taste is the same, sweet, a bit tart. Weird and not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft. Hazed amber pour. Smells peppery sweet and boozy. Flavor is boozy. Mouthfeel is thin and boozy. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out a crisp copper amber topped with a small tan head. Nose is sweet caramel toffee malt barrel notes vanilla. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness toffee caramel malts barrel vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (687) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Ein echtes Schwergewicht. Wollüstig schnuppert es, nach Wein, Whiskey, Hopfenwürze und ein bisschen Butter und macht definitiv Lust auf mehr. Beim Trunk wird den Geschmacksknospen dann ordentlich auf die Pelle gerückt. Massivste Alkohol- und Hopfenschärfe dominieren ALLES!! und zu den bereits gerochenen Aromen gesellen sich noch Waldhonig, Wein und Beeren. Heavy und seine 80IBUs reizt er voll aus, unser kratzbürstiger Geselle. BIG!!!! 0,33l Flasche aus der BIEROTHEK in Bamberg. Ca.5,50€.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark golden brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark malts, hops, and light bourbon. Flavors of sweet malts, hops, and nice bourbon notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear, brick red amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose has stale grist, paper, some wet dog, mild orange, caramel. Flavor has booze, candlewax, grist, bread crust, a little ketchup. Full bodied, boozy finish.

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