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Terrapin Bourbon Wood Barley Wine

Terrapin Bourbon Wood Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Terrapin Bourbon Wood Barley Wine was done in collaboration with BRM in Switzerland. We brewed the same beer here and across the pond. This is the American version brewed at Terrapin. Itís an American-style barley wine brewed with 15% rye malt for a spicy finish. We also added dark wood chips soaked in rye whiskey for extra depth of character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4809) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft. Pours very dark brown. Minimal light head. Smells like root vegetables. Very sweet syrup taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (5146) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy brown with average, creamy, beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, plums, dates, floral hops, and brown sugar. Flavor is bourbon, sweet malts, vanilla, oak, floral hops, dark fruit esters, and light roast; dry finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Draught. Pours a hazy amber color with relatively little head on it. I find the taste a little sour and somewhat harsh, reminiscent of a dry wine. Alcohol notes come through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pretty nice beer. Has good flavor, it has more variety in the mouth than your typical barley wine. The rye and bourbon barrel addes a new experience. Unique beer, Iíd like to try it again. Not at a festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. (Barley Ryne) Very light rye flavors and scent, was ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours very clear dark copper brown with a thin tan head. Faint sweet vanilla sherry aroma. Medium bodied and a bit syrupy. Mellow oaky vanilla and British barley wine flavors--sherry, wine, no hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Appearance: Dispensed a rich amber-hued body, a little sudsy up top, and with a surprising degree of clarity.

Smell: Eminently oaken aroma from the very first sniff. Liberally toasted barley, heady caramel, vague fruit compote hints, and an anticipated whiff of booze.

Taste: Sweetness galore featuring plenty of caramel and vibrantly fruity, certainly far more fruity than the nose had let on, with golden apple, pear, peach, mango. And thatís before the additional citric touches from the hops roll in. Oaky woodiness throughout letting loose stray tannins. Bitterness, oak wood, rye spiciness, and booze battle it out with the malty sweetness all the while. Malty, fruity, generously warming finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this one. Why, I may have even voted it at this yearís ACAT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Deep amber with watery tan head and lace. Aroma of dried fruit and vanilla. Sweet maltiness, dried fruit, vanilla, and resiny hops. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
On cask at the Atlanta Cask Fest 2012. Pours a deep amber- copper with a white head. Nose is bourbon, wood, vanilla, dark fruits, booze, and toffee. Flavor is syrupy with a ton of dark fruit, bourbon, booze, some vanilla and wood followed by some toffee. Flavor is overall fruity and boozy. Finishes with booze and dark fruit.

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