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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8326) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
750 cc bottle from Capones. Pours mahogany rubyish with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, hops, vanilla, oaky bourbon. Tastes oaky, bourbony, with a hefty amount of malt, vanilla, hops, and vinous fruit notes to spare. Gets a bit hot late, and remains spirity, oaky, hoppy, and matly, which is a great combo any day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
botte, thanks to ericandersnavy, dark red amber in color with honey, caramel and chocolate aroma, flavors of chocolate, whiskey, smoke with a buttery finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. This was an aged bottle that was labeled as Uinta Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine. The beer pours a red-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is bourbon with some oak and dark fruit notes. The flavor is caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark garnet with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, plum, raisin, light oak and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, plum, raisin, carmel, light cocoa and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering dark fruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, nuts and dark fruits. Bourbon was nice and smooth.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2010 Total Score: 4
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a deep brown with a small off white head. Aroma of a nice aged barleywine, dark fruits, nuts, light bourbon and vanilla. Flavor was much of the same. Really well done and the bourbon barrel aging was right on.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, caramel malts, wood, citrus, and light alcohol. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, nuts, wood, dark fruits, and some alcohol in the finish. Thanks to Josh for this!
Earlier Rating: 10/18/2009 Total Score: 4
Hazy red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel malts, bourbon, nuts, wood, and alcohol. Taste of nuts, wood, bourbon, tobacco, dark fruits, caramel, and alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
[Bottle from the legend himself, Footbalm!] Pours dark reddish-brown with a long-lasting dark tan head. Aroma is big on coconut, toffee, cocoa, and brown sugar. Sweet, but very nice. Taste is a little hot, but pretty good--chocolate, syrupy (not maple though), notes of marzipan, lots of malt, some sort of dark fruit (prune, maybe?) and a decent amount of bitterness. Cardboard notes are in there, but not too strong. Medium-thin mouthfeel, chalky, somewhat dry finish. Overall, could be a bit thicker, and it is a little hot, but otherwise a nice barrel-aged barley wine. Thanks again, Eric!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwood04 (4434) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours a rich ruby brown with a beige head. Aroma of oak, dark malts, a slight hint of hops and dark fruit. Flavor of bourbon and a barley wine mixed. Incredible beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Serving: Bottle.
It pours a ruddy brown with a dense, off-white head. The nose is boozy with a lot of bourbon, oak, and vanilla. The taste is sweet and hot with alcohol. A little floral, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Light to medium body with aggressive carbonation leading to a dry but boozy bourbon finish. I found this one to be rather tasty but think it will actually improve with a little age on it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4694) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Off-white conglomerate head slowly recedes to nothing. Vanilla and dark caramel aromas. Thin with sweet caramel upfront turning thick in vanilla middle. Lasting slightly cloying bourbon finish.


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