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Schlafly Special Release Bourbon Barrel Ale

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
The result is a smooth bourbon character balanced by caramel malt sweetness and classic English hops. Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale is a seamless blend of Schlafly Barleywine-style ale and our pale ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2657) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Draught from alexandria whole foods. Clear brownish pour Some toffee and vanilla oak flavors. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5685) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Lightly barreled and pretty well done. Even though there isnt much to this beyond barrel its still good. Light caramelized malt and some hint of candy. Like a mini barley wine. Dark amber pour with OK head. Bittersweet finish with some booze. Tap at world of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3042) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2015
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, light beige head cover, strips and dots of lace. Taste is malt that shoves a burst of fizz and alcohol into the swallow, followed by smooth oak and mild English hops on the finish. Easy to drink, but enough alcohol to remind you of the potency. Solid. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
(tap) clear amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of cooking potatoes, wet wood; balanced flavour; not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1952) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Draft taster at Whole Foods. Lite brown/copper with small offwhite head. Lite bourbon, caramel malt, oak, vanilla, flora. Ok, but contrived.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Had on tap at their place on Locust Street in STL. Pours a darkish amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is lots of bourbon and oak, with a strong malty backbone. Flavor follows with mild bitterness and toffee and caramel. Very clean. Very nice beer. One of my favorites of all that they have done. Wish this one was available in bottles. Super nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3252) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at the Tap Room. It poured a dark amber color with a small off- white head. The aroma was of caramel with some vanilla and bourbon. The taste was of malts, with hints of vanilla, oak and booze. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint during their Schlafly Total Tap Takeover. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, light floral notes. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, coconut, dark fruit, light floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"this was a very interesting and complex beer. the aroma had a ton of oak, with some vanilla, pepper, and hoppy undertones. the body was nice, and the beer was quite a warmer as it reached the bottom. the flavor was very complex, but i do wonder if id have like the barleywine bourbon aged by itself a bit more than the barleywine/pale blend. im a hophead, but the mix of hop aftertaste with bourbon was a bit odd. not bad, just odd. overall, it was a tasty unique brew that im glad i got to try. from a trade with bluesandbarbq."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2521) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from bottle. Pours clear burnt orange with a thin beige head that quickly disappears. The nose is banana, caramel, and plenty of toffee, vanilla, and cinnamon barrel. The flavor is really all barrel, with a just a bit of malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium banana and vanilla/caramel barrel finish.

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