Serve in Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2526) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weezel (244) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Great aroma up front of bourbon, malt and vanilla. Taste is good bourbon but not enough of the Barleywine. A bit tingly on the tongue and could be a tad smoother. Finish is acidic leading to smooth vanilla. I bought this because it read that it was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. Being a huge fan of BT this was intriguing but not too discernible in the beer itself. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2014
On tap. Foggy reddish brown with a small spit of foam on top. Aroma is vanilla cake with bourbon-chocolate icing. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, and orange toffee with touches of oak. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, shows a touch of the abv and has medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Smell is sweet creamy vanilla caramel, bourbony booze, but not over the top bourbon. Big sweet vanilla though. Taste is sweet oaky vanilla, caramel. Get a little yeast in the finish. Overall pretty smooth sipper with a not over the top bourbon touch. More English style. Creamy finish. Red Brick is quickly gaining ground as one of my favorite local breweries. They have the most shelf barrel aged beers for sure. Most definitely the most improved brewery over the past couple of years.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KnowThyBeer (26) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
A beautiful aroma of fudge, coconut, and praline. A serious candy factor to the aroma. Appearance is ruby red with hardly any carbonation. The taste is very similar to the aroma: loads of coconut and hints of carmel with a lasting finish. Nothing is overly bitter at all. A fantastic, but a very different barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Ah. So there is bourbon barrel. I was thinking I got something, really more wood and vanilla than bourbon. Rich malts, dried fruits. Nothing overpowers. Big, but balanced. Good job Red Brick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
natewally (1) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
The beer was interesting and worth trying. I haven't tried a barley wine ale before so I didn't know what to expect. Honestly it tasted exactly like a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ALS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 28, 2014
Red Brick did a nice job of producing a tasty barley wine, and not overpowering it with bourbon. Well balanced, and the bourbon was subtle. Not my favorite style, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (596) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Sweet with really strong flavors of orange, brown sugar, and bourbon. All together pretty good, but I think it would be better with some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Strong aroma of roasted malt and chocolate, laced with alcohol. Smooth and strong, this is a good winter warmer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50