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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bomber. Pours brown with thin white head. Aroma is caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is the same with some oak and nuts in the finish. Solid barleywine.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4748) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
An oldish 750, bottled with love on 10 12 12 , consumed here in July 2014. Nose is sweet with caramel and earth, but mostly wood, oak with faint vanilla and stronger spice on top. Additional fruit as it warms. Inviting! Pours a deep, dark blood red that still lets some light through, has a densely-bubbled tan head. Soft, fruity body with heavy oaken overtones, vanilla and spice, earthy, beautiful malt flavor with good depth and blending with caramel and fruit. Full body is only lightly carbonated and tremendously soft and enjoyable. There are some warming, slightly fuming alcohols, but they lend a classy, upscale note rather than an amateurish or youthfully aggressive one. Some really nice, strong Doppelbock malt character but instead resting on a featherbed of supportive hops.Sticky lips! Semi-sweet, low in bitterness, light phenol and ester contributions, and a vinous finish. Somewhat straightforward as these things goes, but at this age has balanced all its bits and pieces without losing any intensity. Soothed and invigorated. Dreamy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (594) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2011 bomber shared by my friend Josh. Pours the color of an amber bourbon. Nose of red wine, oak, prune, and other fruits. Taste is sweet, medium viscosity, and has a sharp and tannic, wine-like finish. Flavors of caramel, red wine, lemon, oak barrel, and dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (623) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bomber from the bottleworks. Pours reddish brown with minimal foam. Aroma is strongly of caramel malt and something almost like dried cranberry. No oak in the nose that I can detect. Lots of caramel, toastiness, and a hint of nut in the taste, but still no oak to speak of. Some decent bitterness to balance all the sweetness in the early and mid palate. Nicely done, if a bit on the sweet side. Great ABV burn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1867) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2014
On tap at Magnolia on the Mill in Purcellville, VA. Hazy, mahogany with a creamy khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, fruitcake, honey, whiskey, pears, vanilla, oak and toffee. Taste of raisins, toffee, whiskey, dates, apple, pear, oak and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2014
Draft at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, VA. Dark caramel brown color. Aromas of caramel, toffee, syrup, light booze. Tasting notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, booze. Medium body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1183) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a nice brown with a medium offwhite head that sticks to the side of the glass. Nose is of caramel and green hops, typical american barleywine. Taste is surprisingly not too sweet and offers a ton of oak and some caramel. Alcohol is warming but I find it to be fitting. Body is full, carbonation moderate. Mouthfeel is sticky. Good barleywine, really well executed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1007) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2014
This beer is a clear orangeish garnet with a small, creamy off-white head, and the aroma blends dark fruit, alcohol that is slightly solventy, caramel malts, and oak notes. The taste is complex with slight bitterness, mild sweetness, slight umami, and touch of sourness with definite oakiness, but the finish is decidedly boozy and astringent; there is also a slick texture, average carbonation with a bite, medium-full body, and a long and warm aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2672) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Ruby amber with a light tan ring of head. Nose is lightly sweet, lightly bitter malt, with a mellow oakiness and a boozy warmth. Taste is dry, malty readiness with a light oakiness and a bit of cherry sweetness. Medium, a bit slick with mellow carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2062) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2008 Vintage. Pours a rich copper color with a finger of gaseous eggshell foam. Lots of burnt sugar, spicy oak and layers of dates, vanilla, and toffee. Lots of carbonation keeps the mouthfeel from being overly sticky and the sweetness is pretty well balanced with the heavy spicy oak influence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2012 Pours clear copper, big fluffy off white head Smell boozy fruity with raisin and cherry Taste fig and cherry, red fruit, wood, burnt, bit of alcohol, sticky caramel Medium body Ok


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