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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
2011 Barley Ryne 2/3 Ale, 1/3 Ale MATURED in BOURBON BARRELS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bomber courtesy of Homer321, thanks Sean. It pours up with a murky amber body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up a nice mix of sweet prunes and figs to go along with a smooth sweet modest bourbon note and a sliver of vanilla. The taste begins smooth and it quickly gets into sweet prunes, figs, raisins and molasses. It then picks up a modest smooth sweet bourbon note that adds just enough to the experience. Great barrel contact time here. It gets a bit earthy at times into the finish. Nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (5049) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2011 bottle from Brusin Ales. Murky brown pour. Some caramel and fruit. But unfortunately, this bottle has note aged well in a short time for such high ABV. Wet cardboard throughout. Otherwise, it could be a nice barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
11/20/2012. From bottle. Brownish color with a tan head. Malty aromas with the bourbon showing well. A little sweet at first with oak and dried fruit. Warm alcohol towards the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2013
Draught. This is a nice BW with lots of sweetness and complexity. A great sipping beer for fall in the South.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2011 Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a hazy brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of rye, toffee, earth, bourbon. mild toast. The taste is caramel, strong rye, toffee, bitter citrus. Medium bodied, boozy, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium dark reddish brown, very still, no head. Aroma woodiness, lacto, Funky, fun. Mealy, sweet, with a good amount of tartness. Warming nowhere to be found. Be warned that the solids at the bottom of the bottle are no good, taste-wise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Interesting combination. Complex layers that waver between rum barrel, sour nuances and dried fruits. Zero carbonation pour. Layers of prune juice, dried apricot, and sour, dried cherries, intermingle with notes if vanilla, spice and dusty coco. Viscous and full bodied.. Thankfully the sourness keeps it from being thick, sweet and syrupy. Oude Bruin like, though different due to rum barrel nuances and various stone-fruit layers. Also reminiscent of wine/tawny port... 10% alc. is completely integrated and well hidden. Sweet nuances, though seem to finish dry and tart. Elegant lingering flavors of dusty chocolate powder, vanilla and earthy tobacco. Due to fullness and viscosity, I believe it is best enjoyed as a slow sipper. 10% alc sneaks up on you in end. Good stuff... Unique. Would purchase again. Keep in mind, its a sour, not a barley wine. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Delicious barley wine. Aroma was nice. Toffee, caramel and roasted malt. Pour was a milk chocolate brown with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was big and malty. Sweet brown sugar, caramel and milk with a sticky toffee finish. No hops to speak of. As it warmed, the bourbon came out. Vanilla and bourbon were just a hint, but present. Light carbonation. Nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some spitty white head. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, orange, booze. Sweet flavor, oranges, malty, caramel, a little pine sol. Full, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser. Thanks! Poured a red-amber color, caramel, notes of sweet malts. Alcohol totally hidden. Wow.

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