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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Aged in Bourbon Barrels


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Had this at a pub and at the fest. Fairly basic for a BA barleywine, but pretty dang good too. The aroma is heavily whiskey without being too much. The flavor lets a little more of the beer come through as well, fruity, but not overly complex. Solid."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3243) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pour is a tan with a large tan head. Aroma is of the barrel with some notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, a big dose of caramel malt and some whiskey burn of alcohol. Finish leaves some of that burning on the tongue with some almost spicy rye and a warming in the chest. This is all about this bourbon barrel it was aged in. Very solidly done as the bourbon is there but you still get a nice sweet and heavy malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ashley760 (1) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
Very small, lacy head. The malt allows for the most delicious caramel aroma. Definitely heavily boozy at times, but ultimately a smooth, slightly sweet, easy to drink American ale. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11036) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room. Deep amber/mahogany beer with a nice lasting beige/brownish head. Malty caramel and figs aroma, prunes, grapes, raisins, vanilla, toffee, some apricot. Fruity caramel flavor, licorice, apricot, toffee, grapes, plums, vinous, some warming alcohol. Huge and drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5287) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, caramel, bourbon notes and sweet malt. Taste is big vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, sweet malt and booze. Body is medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Lots of stickiness and boozy warmth. Finishes with more vanilla, caramel, booze, light coconut and toasted dark bread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Tap at Toronado SD thanks richiesd. Clear tea amber, weak white foam. Nose is hoppy red ale, sharper pine, fresh poundcake. Taste is harsher paper, sticky sweet, mild caramel, big hoppy spice bite.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frydaddy (20) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
You could smell the Barrel and Bourbon a bit once poured. For me, it had a flavor of vanilla. This would have been better had it let it aged a bit and mellowed out. I felt that the bourbon had a bit of a strong aroma and flavor which I love, but it wasn’t balanced with the Ale. If you’re able to find one, I’d say cellar it and try it in a year or two....I bet it’ll be fantastic!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a medium brown and created thick cushion of light beige foam head. Aroma is rich and robust with a boozy whiff of alcohol that has true traces of the bourbon barrels while also having a faint nose of maple syrup. As for the drink, heavy dosages of sweetness and alcohol dominate this beer and actually seems as though the alcohol content was higher than it actually is. This American strong ale went beast mode as soon as they barrel aged it and that whiskey leaked into the beer’s DNA. This is a highly lethal beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
22oz bottle shared by jtclockwork-tan-dk amber/reddish. Asoft bourbon, sweet med malt-caramel, some spice. T-bourbon/wood, sweet med malt-caramel, cherry-dk fruit, 2nd spice hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark amber with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, orange candy and caramel toffee. Medium body. Barrel treatment really works on this beer.


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