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RATINGS: 426   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared by beerboxer. 2008 vintage. Pours ruby with khaki head. Aroma of fruits. Lighter malt taste for barley wine. Get hints of old hops that faded away. Aged nicely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1958) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
750 mL bottle. (Acquired from tom10101, I do believe - thanks!) 2012 vintage. Hazy, rusty brown with a lovely light brown head. It has the barleywine sweetness in the nose, but also the woody vanilla of the oak. The taste is milder and more bitter than expected. The oak comes through late. The malt comes out as the beer warms, adding another, much-needed, dimension to this beer. Nice beer, but not as rewarding as I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a fluffy light tan head. Lots of oak and dark fruits dominating the nose, sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, a little boozy, and a little bit of old piney resinous hops. Pretty sweet oaky note up front on the taste, toffee, piney hops, dark cherries and plums, and caramel. Very smooth tasting beer, but definitely a sweet beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3255) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Une bouteille de 750ml capsule métallique. Vintage 2012. Un liquide ambrée (cuivré foncé) imposant. Un nez de mélasse, de moût non fermenté, de Pont Jacques-Cartier, de sucre d’orge en formation, d’envie de gerber et d’insuline. Une bouche sucrée, boisée, sucre d’orge liquide avec une certaine amertume en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Vintage 2012. Une robe acajou et un col mousseux foncé et respectable. Un premier nez qui n’est pas à la hauteur de mes attentes. Des parfums de malts en ébullition avec un fruité qui semble provenir de l’utilisation de copeaux de chêne. Un deuxième nez et les suivants qui révèlent davantage de douceur. Du caramel foncé ou de la mélasse. Des fruits sombres mais aussi des pommes. Un goût bien malté et fruité avec une vanille latente et un effet terreux. Un alcool bien perceptible. Un corps assez dense avec un apport bien modéré des bulles et une texture légèrement liquoreuse. Une finale chaude et heureusement très peu sucrée. Inintéressante? Je pense que oui.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4678) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chudwick (2207) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2004) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3074) - 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.

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