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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (155) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2014 Bottle shared @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours dark amber with a shortlasting white head. Aromas; hobbes, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel. Tastes of sweetness and bourbon. Slightly alcoholic but pretty well hidden. Slightly bitter in the aftetaste. Very nice barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (128) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 Bottle @Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours clear cobber, big lively off-white head. Quickly disappears. Aroma is hops, caramel, vanilla. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, vanilla, bit alcoholic and bourbon. Finish is bitter, long and warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (660) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Thank you Mads. Clear dark amber, big off white head that settles nicely, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, caramel, dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate, little alcohol. Taste, malty, caramel, bourbon, oak, dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate, alcohol. Bitter aftertaste, with caramel, bourbon, oak and warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (644) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, dark fruit, oak/vanilla. A little tart. Subtle alcohol.
Flavor: Sweet malt; dark sugar, dark fruit. Nice amount of bourbon flavor. Peppery spice. Oak/vanilla. Definite alcohol flavor--but not bad. Firm--but tasty--bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (1334) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Dark brown. Very strong barleywine flavors. Caramel. Notch sweetness not much bourbon.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (271) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2014
Chocolate nut brown color. Frothy cream pale head. Medium body sweet ale. Sweet malt booze. Not tasting much oak. Brewed in salt lake city... huh. Wood barrel aged, not sure what kind of wood. Caramel, Oak? Not great as i hoped. Little nutty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - Vinous, oak and nice mellow hops. Dark but clear mahogany with a rich beige head. Oak, bourbon, hoppy notes and a light cany booze. Nice and woody, the hops give it a distinct American flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4965) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Amber and pretty much clear. A big biting aggressive flavor. Big, even huge malts with complex fruit. Raisins. This is a nice English barleywine. Big and flavorful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1020) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Brian. Thanks brotha! Poured into a snifter. Dark hazy pour with slight oil texture. Medium eggshell head that lasted awhile. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dates, dark bread, spices, spices and vanilla. The taste was much the same as the aroma with the barrel and slight booze. However, not overly boozy for an 11.1%. Better and more aromatic as it warmed. Didn’t get the dark chocolate as mentioned in the description. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Finish is dried fruit, slight booze, and anise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1964) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD. Hazy to opaque dark brown with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, apricot, hops (citric, piney and floral), pepper and banana. Taste of bourbon, caramel malt, banana, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit and light fruit with citric and piney hops hanging around in the background. Full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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