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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel. Taste has butterscotch, vanilla. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11061) - , 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10840) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #163. Bottle shared by TBS at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus hops, herbal hops, whiskey, raisin. The taste is toffee, smoke, raisin, citrus, whiskey. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8711) - 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 (8349) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8133) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottle - Oak, caramel and molasses. Clear dark caramel with a rich beige head. Buttery pecan, oak and dark sugars. A bit burnt and boozy in the finish, but for this price I am not going to complain.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
12oz bottle, courtesy of markwise, pours with a nice murky amber body that supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up molasses, prunes, brown sugar, some nuttiness and then mild smooth bourbon and booze. Nice indeed. The taste starts smooth and rich with molasses and smooth nutty sweetness and then quickly picking up brown sugar dredged prunes and dates amid a pleasing pine hoppiness. Just as the dark fruity esters start to reach nectar goodness the smooth sweet bourbon notes come to the surface with more nuttiness and some modest booze to help bring this to the finish. This is a great sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7059) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6767) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a translucent caramel with thin lacing somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; sweet malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.


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