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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2012
bomber. Murky brown w/ oak nose. Starts earthy and woodsy; finishes bourbon. Heavy malts. Bought on impulse, I donít usually care for bourbon aged beers. No change here.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Sherry, caramel, rye, alcohol and sticky. Chewy malts, rye, sweet, dried fruits, and light alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
BFM swing top versus Terrapin bomber, both from 2011. BFM pours a much darker brown, Terrapin a copper, both with minimal to no head or lacing. Aroma on the BFM is more intense, some roast and dark fruit, hint of vanilla. BFM has some sour notes on the tongue, acetic tartness, Terrapin is much more toward the barley wine, big caramel and vanilla. Terrapin is smoother, BFM is more complex. Definitely a cool beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Pretty nice biscuit malt forward barleywine. The 1/3 bourbon barreled blend leaves me wanting a little more barrel presence, though it comes out nicely as it warms. Depending on the bourbon, 50 50 is about perfect. Little hop presence, though there is some back-end bitterness. Overall, pretty nice, though not a standout."

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Murky body without any head. Wood, red grapes, raisin, sour, pine and complex. Thick palate, very rich taste in every sip. Characterful, lactic like acidity and delicious malts. I truly like this one. Original and exceptional taste. (Bottle at Au Bon Coin)

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Mid brown and hazy. No head. A big fruity malt aroma is aggressive. A really thin feel. An odd flavor. Dark complex fruit with bourbon. Big malts. Iím not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Hazy red orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. No lace really sticks, just a couple dots. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Dark fruit notes. Lightly spicy. Some woody tannins, light vanilla whimsey. Not much to it overall, though. Some light notes of oxidization. Tastes sort of "old", but not terribly "old". Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden, not a factor at all, really. OK barley wine, but it hasnít really aged well. Not atrocious, but not amazing. Dan was pretty disappointed by it (he didnít want to finish it).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
22oz bottle in a tasting glass. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of strong caramel and toffee malts, a little oak and vanilla, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A pretty cool barley wine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (4192) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - 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.


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