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Three Floyds Barrel Aged Owd Engwish Barleywine

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 366   ABV: 12.2%
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Well, Rupert Witherbottom, you’ve finally arrived. This is a massive English-style barley wine aged for one year in barrels from Bourbon County, Kentucky.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750mL bottle, #8. Poured clear, medium-dark reddish-amber with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, aged dark fruits, vanilla, and bourbon with accents of cognac and peppery rye.. quite a bit of barrel present, and it worked well. The flavor opened with slightly tangy bourbon and oak, with syrupy caramel, molasses, and vanilla sugars following.. peppery bourbon, oak, and sweet, tasty bourbon on the long, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with low-ish carbonation on the palate.. a bit on the sugary side overall, but at no point was it really unbalanced or unenjoyable.. yum!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Amber to dark amber pour. Head looks nice. A little lace. Aroma of fruit and apple juice. Mouth is pretty light. Some hints of apple and orange in taste. Slight oak taste from the barrels. Hint of bitterness in the finish. I’m curious what the non-BA version is like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5872) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Nice raison, toffee, vanilla aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Spicy caramel, rich raison flavors with vanilla whiskey-alcohol is well cloaked--good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11101) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Hazed orange pour with an off-white head. Nose is incredibly sweet and sugary. Tons of peach, some oak, and a hint of vanilla. Very mild whiskey, some citrus peel, and caramel. Flavor is all sugary sweetness. A bit of fruit character, mostly peach, some apple, and vanilla. Light oak character, a bit of whiskey, and some slight grassy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1384) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap @ Strong Ale PP Carlsbad. Murky light caramel pour. Light boozie bourbon aroma with oak, caramel, and a near pear-type aspect. Taste is light bourbon, date, dried fruit, and semi-sweet malt. Clean, almost dry mouthfeel. Understated but well done.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
A confusing beer. It tastes like tea and those doughy flowery flavored asian candies.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared with danielnovak3. Bottle 246/261. Served in a Jacobin tulip. A: Pours a dark ruby with a slightly darker colored body. A one finger off white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick collar that leaves some sheets of spotty lace. S: Grains, wheat and fresh wood pop out with a mix of bourbon and sweet malts. T: There is an odd woody spice that mixes with the bourbon up front. There is a nice caramel sweetness with a wheat and grain like presence. The bourbon lingers through out the each sip. There is some slight anise flavors to this as well. M: Medium body with big, bold flavors. Medium to low carbonation. There is a grainy sweetness left on the palate. O: I like the base beer a little bit more in this case as the barrel sort of took over the whole beer, but it was still a solid beer overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-22-2011

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. Rating #23. Dark amber/brown with very little head. Light medicinal aroma, oxidation. Flavor is brown sugar and toffee, liquid toffee, but not overly sweet, really freaking nice. (2349)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6616) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! Bottle 150/261. Pours a hazed red-amber color with a small off-white ring for a head. The aroma is incredibly woody, with vanilla, toffee, dried fruits, and bourbon- definitely a bit of heat. Flavor of wood, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, syrup, and mild spice. Malty, complex, and sweet. Some bourbon heat, as well. Medium-bodied, with a syrupy, chewy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Sweet and very, very woody. Huge improvement over the regular version, which I think is just decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
Pours amber with a light white head. Aroma is caramel malts, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, tons of caramel malts and a bit of oak. Light bodied and light carbonation. Pretty good beer overall.


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