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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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2011 Barley Ryne 2/3 Ale, 1/3 Ale MATURED in BOURBON BARRELS.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Sampled this Horizontally with the BFM Version of this beer 2011 Bottle Crystal clear (no muddiness like BFM) ruby tinted brown coloured body with a strong rust and copper glow and a very thin tan head - showing more carbonation than the flat BFM. Aroma of totally different notes than BFM - cigars, scotch, whiskey, oak, vanilla pods, tobacco and a lot of earth really come out here - THIS is a barley wine. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep, strong alcohol flavour at first with a pungent earthy, tobacco and spicey malt flavour showing a great platform for pit fruits, peat and a little chocolate flavour. Aftertaste shows a great complexity with the typical barley wine flavours - oak, vanilla, scotch, pit fruits, earth and peat all come out here and play around the palate nicely. Overall, a much more representative barley wine compared to BFM - but a totally different flavour profile. Great to sample, especially horizontally, but these are totally different beers, and this one is a barley wine, if that’s what you want and/or expected! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 24-November-2012 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-June-2013. 2011 Bottle//Purchased November 2012//Sampled June 2013

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle at Erzbierschof, Wintherthur. Pours reddish brown with no head. Delicious sour fruit aroma with hints of marcipane. Some yoghurt. Really great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft... Clear ruby ale. The bouquet offers orange zest, candy sugar, dried dark fruits and fruitcake. I’m also picking up some rye spiciness. Full-bodied and oily with busy carbonation. The flavor is very sweet and borders on cloying - cotton candy and Karo brown syrup stand out. Finishes sticky and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle share by Brian, ruby/golden color with sparse white head. Aroma is a lot of pine, bit of malt as well. Taste is pine and a bit of caramel sweetness, bit of off flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber. Rust brown pour with minimal head. Nice nose of wood and sweet. Smooth full palate. Sweet caramel, low bitter, very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1714) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from JCB. Thanks! A murky red brown pour with little head. Aroma is quite sweet with cherry, thick caramel, mild dark fruits, booze, and faint degraded hops. Flavor continues with the sweet theme of cherry, syrupy malt, caramel, brown sugar, and faint dark fruit. Lingering sweet, syrupy malt. Some alcohol. Relatively thin, but slightly slick palate. A real lack of bourbon barrel character. Too much syrupy sweetness for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Not a giant barley wine fan. But this will do bourbon is strong and alcohol knocks you down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours lightly hazy amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dates, cookie and caramel malt with vanilla and oak notes, bourbon and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium bourbon and oak, vanilla and dates with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6662) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle awhile back... not sure why I never rated. Rich brown pour with a decent khaki head. Slight BA aroma with earthiness and mustiness. Laid back malty flavor with a touch of BA and earthiness. Underwhelmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1274) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Draft in snifter. Pours a hazy reddish-brown. Modest head and nice lace. Aroma of malt and bourbon. Taste is thick and alcohol overtones. Certainly has the almost bourbon flavor with maybe some charcoal. Also has spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Very good barley wine. Very rich.


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