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Three Floyds Oak Aged Behemoth Barleywine

Three Floyds Oak Aged Behemoth Barleywine
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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American Blond Barleywine aged in oak. This version was not aged in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at DLD 2009. All the reviews for the Barrel Aged Behemoth indicate that it was a bourbon-barrel aging, so Iíve added this one. Note also that this was not the oak aged with cherries--unfortunately, I didnít get to sample that one. A: Fairly dark, molasses type color. Slightly reddened with a creamy off-white head. S: A good whiff of oak alongside sweet and creamy malt. Quite similar to the regular Behemoth, but quite a bit lower on the hop scent than fresh Behemoth. T: Sweet and complex. The oak has definitely done a number here, and comes out very well. It melds with Behemothís flavor quite well, creating a subtle spiciness. Some caramel flavoring is definitely there. M: Thick, full-bodied, and very creamy. Low to moderate carbonation. D: Very good stuff. The flavor of the oak is a little much to drink a lot of this, but that just encourages slow sipping. Solid beer all around. Hope to have this one again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-01-2009

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2011
Tap@MikkelBarCopenhagen. Perfect aroma! What else do you want in a Barley Wine American style? Absolutely great flavours as well: raisin, vanilla, tangerine, lots of hops. Powerful yet not too aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 FoBAB 08. Pours a hazed caramel with a tall beige head. Lots of oak, and a red fruity alcohol in the nose. Alcohol, red fruit malts, caramel, and vanilla flavors. The alcohol is a little overbearing and seems slightly hairspray like with the oak. Still a decent beer. 8/4/7/4/15 = 3.8

On tap at DLD 09. Pours a dark brown red with a beige creamy head. Rich toasted aroma that is sweet, complex and inviting. Rich caramel flavors with red fruit. Slightly bitter, but all around really tasty. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
sampled at 2008 FOBAB....pours a semi transparent cinnnamon brown pour with a thin off-white head... sweet toffee and vanilla scents with some added bourbon barrel qualities... flavors of sweet dark fruit with bourbon. smooth consistency with a medium mouthfeel. tasted very similar to barrel aged moose knuckle but i give this one the slight edge as it was less boozy to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4411) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2009
At 2009 DLD. I donít recognize the Behemoth here that I know. Lots of vanilla and oak. The barley wine seems completely gone. Lots of alcohol in the bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Tap at DLD Aroma is sweet red fruit, some booze, touches of sherry and lots of oak. Taste is sweet with some left over gravity, a bit more booze, caramel, and subdued hops. Finishes dry, yet coats the mouth. Oak is a bit assertive. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
FoBAB 2008 - pours hazy amber with foamry off white head. nose oak, vanilla. flavors alcohol, vanilla, caramel, oxidized, med. body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2009
Tap DLD 09!! Brown pour tan head. Tons of oak, toffee, and brown sugar notes. Flavor is much the same. Rich full and sweet. I like what the Oak did to this. MMMMM.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2008
FoBAB 2008. Murky brown copper body with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is sweet oaken barleywine with tons of sweet caramelized malts. Nice. The flavor is powdered malt, sweet barley, and a lot of fusels. The hops are quite apparent. A touch hot. Very sweet. I was mostly un-impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of oak
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of brown sugar sweetness, earthy oakyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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