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RATINGS: 498   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Cherry brown color, good head for a high abbreviation beer. Aroma was caramel and fruit. Lots of complexity in this one, all flavors in the description come through clearly...dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, oak...and of course bourbon. The bourbon was strong, but not overpowering and not burning. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
On tap at Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Heavy dark fruit taste. A malt bomb that reminds me somewhat of Raison D’Extra but less boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2126) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Pours amber with tan head. Aroma was oak, vanilla, caramel and smokeyness. Taste was smokey sweet. The vanilla came throughnas it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2011
In bottle. Pours a beautiful clear ruby-copper colour. Aroma is very nice with a mix of hops, alcohol and some sweetness. The hop flavours die away early leaving a pleasant caramel, barley taste. I enjoyed this more than most barley wines, helped by the generous addition of hops : )

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3385) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a large head. Aroma is molasses, fig with a bit of bourbon underneath. Taste has raisin to start. Mild bourbon and caramel in the finish. Subtle and not over powering but tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
[22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep red colour on the pour with a hefty white bubbly head. Lovely aroma of hops mingled with sweet vanilla. Caramel and vanilla on the taste, with plenty of sweetness. I really like this one, as the bourbon isn’t that prominent – just comes and goes as a general sweetness. Good alcohol on the finish [02062011] 600th rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4172) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
2 June 2011, bottle at one of CGarvieuk’s legendary tastings! dark ruby, clear, frothy head. vanilla, barley wine aroma with a great sickly bourbon sweetness. med body and faintly fizzy. gorgeous! sugary vanilla, creme brule, bourbon barley wine. lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle at home ... copper red ... thin creamy off white head ... sweet vanilla sweet tofeee nose ... juicy malts ... soft toffee ... light roast ... vanilla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle. A nice bourbon nose and flavor. Smooth for the alcohol content. Also get some vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours dark brownish red. Smells of toffee, citrus, pine, chocolate, and big malt profile. Taste of chocolate and earthiness really come through as well as pine, toffee and some vanilla and the alcohol is really subdued. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is long and bitter.

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