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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of noodleuse, a huge thanks! Hazy bright ruby amber color, scant edge head. Aroma of toasted and lightly spiced caramel. Taste is rich butterscotch and light booze. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (486) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
(bottle) Barley Ryne. Murky reddish brown body with no head. Aroma reminds me of a sour ale (tart cherry and sour apple), other dark fruit, light to moderate wood, sweet. Medium body, very oily. Very tart, sour flavo and sweetr; cherry, apple, figs, raisin; light wood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2523) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from my parents, shared at Chad’s birthday. Brown pour with a white head. Aroma is lots of bready spice and tons of caramel. Taste is rye, brown sugar, caramel, rye, a little alcohol, and a good finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pours brown with little head. Aroma is of sweet malt and some bread. Taste is pretty sweet with a lot if malt, a little hops, and a hint of bourbon. Palate is decent, but pretty sweet. For 1/3 bourbon barrel aged, I don’t get much bourbon.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2756) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7926) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle labeled as 2011. Dark reddish-brown pour with really not much of a head to speak of. There still seems to be quite a bit of spotty lacing clinging to the glass after each sip. The aroma has molasses, plum, caramel, wood, and a little bourbon. The flavors are pretty much the same; it is on the sweet side with a lot of caramel and toffee-like notes. Some cherry mixes in here with a slightly tangy finish. The bourbon, again, doesn’t go unnoticed but is mild, which was expected seeing how only 1/3 was aged in it. This is a decent all around barleywine with the mild bourbon and woody character adding another element. Seems a bit young and might be a little better with some additional time in the bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (796) - USA - DEC 29, 2012
Murky brown with a decent off white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is dark fruit, mainly raisins. Flavor is raisins with hops and a little sticky resin flavor. Body is a little thin and it finishes slightly watery for all the flavor in the foreground. Decent, but not awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (783) - 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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