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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (897) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Wow....an explosion of flavors in my mouth cavity area place. Good shit as someone of an unknown origin would say. Shut up and watch the kung fu / ka-ra-tay, Chudwick.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beegesnow (3) - - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
Aromas of dark fruit and bourbon, taste has a pretty big bite up front and finishes dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber with a thin and lasting tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, wood and caramel. Flavor of oaky bourbon, dried dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, toffee and had a boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfc514 (66) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a dark ruby-brown in a snifter with two fingers of foamy off white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, with a faint hop undertone. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits, a mild hop bitterness finishes out the taste. Basically like the description says. I really enjoyed this beer. I donít drink Barleywines super often, so Iím not super familiar with the style but I approve of this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is barley wine with hints of booze and wood. Appearance is a dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Taste is like a barley wine at first, but sweet and boozy towards the end. Palate is dry with a woody after taste. Overall, and underwhelming beer. I love barley wines and love bourbon barreled brews, but this one did not quite mesh well enough for me. I wonder if it would have been better if it stayed in the bourbon barrels longer, or had more hops to off put so much sweetness... The world may never know. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1979) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to BoostIPA. Nose of bourbon and some toffee sticky sweetness. Medium light brown head. Significant alcohol warming in the chest. This is high boost. Could be a bit more something better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (694) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer... Pours a ruby red, nose of sugar, some burnt bites. Taste is malt, burnt sugar, booze, tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (814) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homo321. Pours a thick dark, brownish color with tan head that barely missed my pants, homer is drunk at 10am. Caramel, sweet malt, booze, maybe a mild diacetyl character. Boozy malty sweet caramel toasty flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a snifter Bottled on: 06/22/12 A - Pours dark mahogany with 2 fingers of whipped mocha head. The sinks into a nice collar with a whispy cap. Lacing is sticky and speckled. S - Glorious melted toffee/caramel on top of copious amounts of toasted barley. Wood vanilla, bourbon, rich and sweet, dates, raisins. Sweet whiskey alcohol comes out when allowed to warm. As soon as I popped the cork hops jumped right out but then faded after the pour. T - Spicy bitterness upfront, dry wood comes in strong, heavily toasted barley, toffee, caramel, pine hops, spicy, charred raisins, vanilla, ginger, pine hops continue to build, melding with the alcohol for a spicy dry finish. M - Full bodied, chewy, low to medium carbonation, dry astringent finish. Amazing aroma. I could smell this beer all day. This beer is almost 1.5 years old and still has quit a bit of hop presence. More in the flavor than the nose. The alcohol is spicy and somewhat mild except for the finish, which is little harsh. Glad I set on this for awhile. Serving type: bottle 11-16-2013


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