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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods. Not much to look at, but a pleasure to drink. Bourbon barrel aging smooths out the entire package, making this one an easy to drink BW. Malts shine throughout, tons of caramel, toffee and butterscotch. Not much of the BA is readily evident, just subtle notes here and there, and toning down the 11% ABV to drinkable levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bergstaden (2398) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Darkm amber with off white head - Spiced malt and wood aroma - Good sweet malt body with some spicy wood notes with some nice alcohol heat in the back - Sweet malt and some fruity and spicy notes goes into the finish - This was real good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (890) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bomber shared with brian dan and the duster...2014 vintage...aged beautifully...nose is fantastic with bourbon and vanilla notes...mouth was the same and excellent...every sip tasted better than the last...awesome brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3746) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottled 07/29/13. (aged review) This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a soft burnt brown color with a thin wisp of a white little head. Delicate messy lacing wove around the glass. The smell started off with dried dark fruits. Sweetness from the dried dark fruits rolls into a nice dried woody aroma. The flavor takes in the dried woody flavor with a nice sweet dying bourbon flavored dark fruitiness. Dry woody aftertaste and a semi-sticky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation has definitely died off. Very dry and pounding on my tongue. Overall, its still a good Barleywine leaning towards the English side of the wheelhouse. I’d like to try again fresher. Still,, I believe this one aged nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Opaque Amber with small beige head. Aroma is rich caramel, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is caramel malt. A little heavy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours hazy copper with a big tan head. Nose is strange for a barley wine withfruit and tart notes far more akin to a saison. Oak and fruit hit hard on the front and blends to a whiskey accented charge of vanilla, hops, and barely onthe back. FFinish is long and smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a clear dark garnet/amber with a fluffy light tan head. Bourbon and toffee aroma. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruit, bourbon and a noticeable hop bitterness. Quite good, but hoppier than a barleywine should be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (824) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Aroma: caramel, bourbon,vanlla Appearance: hazy amber with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, bourbon, wood Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1667) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Cloudy Brown thin biege head; aroma is malt; flava is malty roasty grainy hint of molasses; feels medium some fizz; finishes dry chalky somewhat tangy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5226) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2015
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a clear copper color with a big head of khaki foam. Lots of head on this beer. The aroma has burnt toffee, caramel, wood, some raisin. The taste has a lot of sweetness to it and a bigger boozy character. Big body and low to medium carbonation.

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