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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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Brewed in 2004 and 2006, aged in a bourbon barrel, this Barley Wine has a very rich flavor complexity. Deep in color with a full body and a "Big Beer" Spank Me Baby! taste to match.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On tap at the Brewery. Served in a shaker for $4. Wow I was surprised to see this on tap. The brewer said they found this one in a back cooler and also it was limited to two glasses a day. I see why. Pours a murky red brown with a thin head that quickly fades. Nose is dominated by aged malts and fruits. Toffee, caramel, dark fruits, cherries, bourbon, brown sugar, and lots of plums. Smooth slightly creamy palate. The brown sugars and aged malts are the first flavors with a balancing act of the plums, cherries, dark fruit, bourbon, and toffee. Some alcohol and vanilla warms around the edges. Really tasty and really drinkable. Everything I like about an aged barleywine. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown. Little white head that dissipates quickly. Mild lacing. Aroma is caramel and bourbon in the forefront. Hints of raisins, dates, and other dark fruits. Flavor. is similar, very complex. Starts sweet and caramel, moving to fruits and bourbon sneaking in, finishing strong with a silky bourbon flavor. The Palate is medium, warm, silky and smooth. Finishes with a good warming dry bourbon aftertaste. Warms you all the way through. Great for Wisconsin winter! Excellent example of a barley wine.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small white head. Aromas of raspberries, dark fruits roasted malts and bourbon. Flavor is nicely complex. Flavors of caramel and sweet dark fruits that are mixed in perfectly with a smooth as silk bourbon flavor. Leaves you with a nice warm feeling! What a wonderful brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2008
On tap. Dark reddish color. Smell of plums, cherries, nuts, malt, bourbon, hops, alcohol, caramel, brown sugar, oak, vanilla and copper. At times it smelled like cotton candy. Taste of pretty much the same with some figs thrown in. You have to order this in advance and let it sit out for about 15 or 20 minutes to capture all the flavor. Dry and sweet in the after taste. This was a very mellow barley wine. The bourbon added a nice touch to it.


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