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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared during RBWG. Reddish tan pour. Toffee and fruit esters in the nose. A toffee heavy barleywine with slight cherry tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11058) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle on second bus at RBWG. Pours amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy copper brown from the bottle with dissipating tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big bourbon barrel sweetness, vanilla and molasses. Taste follows, less impressive than the nose, slight bitterness and astringency. Very light carbonation, a bit of oxidation, but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a tan head. Aroma sweet toasted malts, whiskey and toffee. Taste is malts, whiskey and oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! 12oz bottle. Aged in bourbon barrels, it says. Clear amber orange red color. Little ring of off-white head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of soft carbonation. More dry finish. Good caramel malty toasty aroma. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitter. Light alcohol. Decent barrel aged barleywine. A little caramel malty sweet for me, hints of oxidization, but a decent barrel aged barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle on the RBWG 2014 bus. Pours a clear amber with a grayish head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains, vanilla and bourbon with a hint of hoppy bite. Flavor has a nice sweet grain and caramel with underlying bourbon and hoppy note.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates, earthy and spicy hops, alcohol, oak, toffee malt. Flavor is sweet malt dominant with brown sugar, medium hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1598) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour hazy copper brown. Nose bourbon, sweet malt, booze. Taste fairly strong bourbon, some sweet malt, Mild booze finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2672) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark brown pour. Small khaki head. Some lacing. Rich vanilla aroma with malt. Some bready notes. Vanilla and caramel notes in the mouth with malt and spice. Slightly boozy. But pretty balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Taste is malty, sweet, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, oak and bourbon. One of the most balanced BA barleywines I’ve ever had. Really nice.


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