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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel. Taste has butterscotch, vanilla. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Asheville - Late Nite session. Cheers! Pours clear amber with a frothy, tan head. Good stuff. Lots of bread, toffee, dates and plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Very nicely balanced in the finish, with more ripened fruits, toffee and bready malts. Hits the right notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours deep amber colour with a mid-sized good lasting off-white head. Aroma of dark riped fruits, strong malt, some alcohol. Taste of strong toasted malt, dark riped fruits, red berries, wood and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12729) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, 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 (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft. Hazed amber pour. Smells peppery sweet and boozy. Flavor is boozy. Mouthfeel is thin and boozy. Not good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.


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