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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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This beer is aged on new Missouri oak. The wood has a medium toast, which helps to caramelize the sugars in the oak and adds a nutty character to the beer as it soaks into the wood. Leave the corkscrew in the kitchen drawer and pop open a beer that will reward you with more flavors than most wines can dream of.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4516) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
pours hazy light brown with a tall and persistent light beige head, nice lacing. dark red fruits - some cherries, toffee and butterscotch, caramelized hazelnuts in butter, nutty malts, wood, vanilla, spices, bit of dirt and earthy components - inoffensive though, also dust, herbs, grass. average to moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, very nice and balanced grassy-herbal-woody slightly astringent finish. very good!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a large tan head. The aroma is bourbon, and maybe some oak. The taste is bourbon, malts, minute bitterness. Goes down smooth with perfect carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
75cl bottle (2011) - this is dedicated to AndyReynolds’ son who was born today. Pours cloudy and deep amber with tan head and good lacing. Nose is wine barrel, barley, booze, molasses and something akin to bourbon. Sip adds fruitcake. Well balanced and easy to drink. So smooth. Unfortunate metallic aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours mahogany with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, alcohol, oak, malt. Taste is of caramel, toffee, alcohol, sweetness, slight bitterness, oak, vanilla. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Well balanced. Overall: Very good. Almost easily drinkable (nice feature for the style). Some similarities with Wee Heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2938) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by BeerGolem, thanks! Clear deep amber with a small persistent off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of toffee, oak, light fruity notes, caramel, malt and light vanilla. Taste is slight sweet with toffee, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, caramel and malt. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately oily mouthfeel. Good balance. Not extremely complex, but still really enjoyable. Oak presence isn’t overwhelming (oak chips?). Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (683) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with reddish reflects. Small beige head and some lacing. Aroma: caramel, malt, oak, alcool and vanilla. Taste is fairly the same. Nice sweetness. Balance is great, alcohol is not too present. Godd BW, but something is missing to make it a really good BW.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2342) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2007 vintage Bottle shared by MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity! Sweet with a bit of brown sugar caramel and sherry notes. Nice well aged barleywine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
bottle. pours brown with solid head. aroma is vanilla and lots of burnt sugar. taste is very sweet lots of vanilla notes and a nice sweet hop bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2010. Pours a muddy red color with a thin off-white head. Aromas of very sweet malt, citrus, and a subtle oak. Taste is some sweet caramel, orange peel, and oaky vanilla. Some honey. The finish is sticky with a grapefruit-like bitterness. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle from The Vine. Pours brown with a thin brown head that disappears quickly. A lot of oak on the nose. A lot of alcohol on the tongue. This one burns at times. The oak on the tongue is subdued. Not my favorite style.


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