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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Sampled at the 2009 AZ Strong Beer Fest on February 28th. Among the best of the day. Lots of hops, bourbon, brown sugar and dark fruit in there. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (852) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 19, 2009
en coatepeque gracias a ramenend, nos la bebimos en la tarde con los bichos jugando y es buena

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Sampled @ 9th AZ Strong Beer Festival. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Amber body with off white head. Good sweet sugary caramel flavor with the bourbon alcohol warming factored in. Some dry bitterness on the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
2nd best beer of the AZ Strong Beer Festival. Noticeable bourbon, oak, vanilla and smoke marry well with this hoppy barleywine. Much better than expected. This 2006 version had mellowed considerably and showed caramel, brown sugar, and even a little maple syrup. Not as sticky sweet as some and not at all cloying. Tasty!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer fest. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin tan head. The nose is bourbon, floral hops and caramel malt. The taste is burnt malt, tart citrus, molasses and a oaky bourbon finish. Medium semi-creamy body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2009
WOW! One beer only at the malt house and amazing at that. Barleywines are the cream of the crop for my palate- love em when i can get em. Pours a thick, close to syrupy but not quite cloudy orange amber colour. Head was huge, definately had to wait for the froth to settle down. Instant- in yo face alcohol fumes- which were suprising but ended up being delightful. Aroma of pine, syrup, hops and alcohol as i mentioned. Taste was chewy initially, well balanced but fucking strong. ecspecially more noticeable in the sniffer it was served in. Again, glad I tried it, and hope i can find in bottles soon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2008
On tap, RBSG. Tasted in an amazing outdoor setting at the Bistro. Warm and syrupy. Fruity and caramelly. I really love the regular version and this was so well done with the aging that I knew I was still drinking the same beer just with a few added extras. Yeah, it was a bit sweet but sweet with many wonderful flavors. What a nice treat from Greg and Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
On tap at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG 2008. 2006 Vintage. Clear caramel body with a small white head. Big caramel and molassas aroma. Light boubon notes. Sweet caramel and vanilla bourbon flavor. Medium full body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
To celebrate my rating number 11,100 I enter this much sought after top-50 beer. Draft at The Bistro during RBSG 2008. An unclear amber beer wtih a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet amtly with notes of caramel, alcohol, and bourbon. The flavor is very sweet - almost cloying with lots of alcohol burning the palate and top of throat, but also strong notes of caramel and a subtly bourbon note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2008
RBSG ’08: Tap @ The Bistro. 2006 vintage for the Old Guardian. Poured a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head. Forward but smooth bourbon with notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Very nice. The flavor is of bourbon, wood and perfectly aged malt. Woody dry finish. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a full body. This was awesome stuff!

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