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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
In November of 2010, we filled 1 Jack Daniels and 1 Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel with our Barleywine (Institutionalized). The combination of these two unique barrels yield a very rich and complex finished product. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves as you swirl this beer in the snifter.

Future releases, especially the first bottle release saw this offering aged exclusively in Woodford Reserve barrels. This is noted for the 2012 December Release, but will not be seperated out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2093) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle in line for blåbær. Thanks to Simon for sharing. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, dark fruits, weak vanilla, weak rye and some barrel notes. The taste is sweet and english styled with notes of caramel, toffee, syrup and barrel. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Dirty brownish pour with a tiny head. Toasted malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Simon Feldt. Pours orange/dark brown. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, orange sweetness, malts. Taste is orange, dark fruits, fudge, vanilla, malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 21, 2015
backlog. bottle. brown with a small head. Boozy and malty aroma. Palate has alot of heat. A bit too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
22 oz. bottle 2014 vintage pours a mahogany with an off white tight soapy film. Aroma has strong caramel roasted malt bourbon sweet sugared candy. Taste is more sweet caramel malt bourbon wood and candied sugars. Palate is full sticky and warming. Very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bomber shared by Ryan - thanks. Goddamn, this is killer. Murky orange pour with a minor head. Sweet rich caeamel and wood. Like, crazy style. This is amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (1101) - - JUL 17, 2015
Most recent release. Mahogany pour. Nose is bourbon, leather, vanilla, cherry cordial. Taste is bourbon hear, cherry cordial, caramel, vanilla. Sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this much more than the vast majority of the barleywines I’ve tried that are higher rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy nut brown mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, caramel malts, vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, with syrup, molasses, touch of bourbon and vanilla. Love the barrel character on this beer. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Cloudy red mahogany, small tan head. Strong vanilla, light allspice, molasses, almost rum-like. Considerably sweet with a bit of bitterness. Strong upfront alcohol, thick syrupy body, quite a lot of acid. Really quite a giant beer in a lot of ways. Finish is very long, alcoholic. Some warm butteriness. Good, not sure the balance is all the way there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1864) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, that’s where this was found. Shared by a passer-by for a chance to hang around the campfire we’d built. This was labeled as Straight Jacket. The pour is a medium caramel brown color with a decent light khaki head and some good lacing. The aroma is pretty good. It’s hot up front, but then the caramel and vanilla mesh really well. There is a light coconut going on and a wonderful woody bourbon there at the end. I like how the dark fruit really comes on through the back end. The flavor is much of the same, Lots of vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, roasted malt, and bourbon. I like how the barrel comes through at the end. The mouth feel is decently thick, though it could be a bit thicker. There is a nice soft carbonation that helps it cling. The booze is pretty well hidden. The aftertaste is roasty and full of dark fruit. Not bat at all

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