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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially aged in bourbon-soaked oak barrels for over a year imparting a nutty caramel taste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21914) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon caramel and vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty bourbon vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty bourbon and vanilla finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Amber colored pour with an off-white head. Vanilla and oak up front with a nice dark fruit sweetness. Mild charred oak note, caramel, raisin, and very faint candied citrus. The flavor has a lot of barrel notes, particularly charred oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Good caramel and dark fruit sweetness, too, but a bit on the watery side.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Always good to be the first. Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours darkly ruddy copper with a good beige creamy/foamy head. Light bourbon/vanilla aroma, but there’s some heavy roast malt too. Med + body. Flavor is heavy caramel, hint of chocolate, fairly heavy bourbon/vanilla, and some hop bitter. Hard to pick the hop. This is really excellent. The barrel aging was exquisitely timed. The heat isn’t really anything. It’s something that yearns to be barley wine, but it lacks the malt to get there. Good thing that. This is really delicious ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11902) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours hazy tawny with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, Bourbon, vanilla, cherry-stone fruit, dates and caramel malt. Flavor is oak, vanilla, lightly boozy Bourbon, caramel malt, stone fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Lightly cloudy goldish pour, fluffy white head. Lots of bourbon,vanilla, oak, salt water taffy, nice hops. Its sweet from the barrel, but hoppy too. Pretty well balanced beauty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9226) - 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."


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