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RATINGS: 439   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle shared by Bert at SL. Pour was reddish-brown, weak head and lacing. The aroma was dark fruits, caramel, bourbon. The flavor was dark fruits, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, something with a slight vegetal touch too. The mouthfeel was big, oily, sticky. Not a bad shot at BBA, better than drinkable, but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1300) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A: Pours a nice copper hue with a thin off white head. No real retention or lace noted. S: Malty aromas. Brown sugar, toffee, and caramel lead the way. Mild notes of oak and booze as well. T: Same as the aroma. Some chocolate and lots of candy malts. The barrel comes through nicely. Hints of oak, vanilla, and booze. M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, sweet, smooth, a bit boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 26, 2010
orange/brown body with a small white head that laces the glass.the aroma is figs,cotton candy,tobacco,bourbon,and juicy fruit gum.flavor has much of the same.honestly this is past its prime and was maybe aged in the barrel to long.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2466) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Small tan head with fair retention, little lacing. Clear deep amber in color. Nose of whisky, caramel malts, chocolate, a hint of alcohol, wood and some phenolic notes. Body is full, oily on the palate with a soft carbonation. Bourbon flavors up front with woody notes and vanilla. Unfortunately i,m pickin up some bandaid notes as well. They seem a bit more as the brew warms. Warming fruity alcoholly finish. Bandaid takes away, gets almost overpowering. Bottle procured in trade with footbalm. Thanks Eric!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3822) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bomber from Footbalm, sahred by Odeed! Thanks Eric and Jake!! Bottled in 2008. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, prunes, and woody oak. Clear cherry brown with a small lightly lacing beige head. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, and tobacco musty note that seems like a cross between a barleywine and an old ale. Must be the two years in the barrel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
This poured a dark red color with an off white head. Aroma was lots of caramel, sweet sugar, and lots of barrel and bourbon. Flavor was lots of barrel, which covered up the complexities of the barleywine. Not much caramel or dark fruits, just barrel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle at 12/19 Pgh tasting thanks to douglas88!
Red-brown with an eggshell head. Nose is very cake-like and chocolate brownie is evident. Also some cherry and definite barrel-alcohol mix. The excessive barrel-aging has destroyed the flavor and palate here, the hops completely gone and the texture dry and quite thin. I imagine this was pretty good before the excessive barrel time, so I hope to try more from them in the future.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4005) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Big thanks to the guy that brought this to the Pgh RB gathering 12/09. Not a fan of barley wines and I rate by how much I like it so ignore my numbers if you love this style. Dark Iced tea or rootbeer color. Big strong sweet typical barley wine aromas. Sweet sherry bourbon and barley wine flavors. Too much personality for this lager lover’s immature taste buds. Big slow long sweet hot alky finish, wew. Oily palate that hangs around for a while. Overall; large and in charge. Typical big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 750 ml bottle-pours a tan ring for a head and dark amber color. Aroma is (hot) bourbon, wood, dark fruit, some earthy hops. Taste is (hot) bourbon, wood, dark fruit, some earthy/resin hops. Sipping. Would like to try this again in 1 or 2 years. Thanks Rich for sharing.*** 110512- 3.6

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
courtesy of wasatch pours hazy deep orange, thin off-white head. aroma is grainy, caramel malts, chocolate, bourbon. flavor, lots of bourbon, not hindering the overall beer. Some wood/oak, dark fruits; raisins, bourbon is right where it should be, adds a nice warming finish coupled with some caramel and chocolate.


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