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RATINGS: 471   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
BBB courtesy of footbalm shared on 3/8/10. hazy chestnut brown colored pour with a small off white ring which settles to a film. intense aromas of the bourbon barrel and its woody goodness... lesser notes of dates, vanilla, caramel, malt and spices. it tastes like home made sphinx ranch date bread with a kick of bourbon spice. nice warmth from the booze. the medium body is quite smooth and soft.... really quaffable. this is very special with food, especially cheese. 7/4/8/4/16/3.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4oz taster from a 750ml bottle at grape & gourmet. pours a reddish, golden copper with a thin white head and light lacing. aroma is great with big notes of sweet oak, caramal, bourbon, and light hops with a touch of dark fruit and spice. flavor is a bit of a let down after the aroma but still tasty with herbal, earthy hops, sweet caramel and toffee, and a bit of cherry with subtle notes of vanilla, bourbon, and wood on the finish. palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a lingering, sweet, woody aftertaste. overall, a nice barrel aged barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle 2008 Vintage thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out dark ruby red amber topped with a very small sand head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, oak, fruit, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste was more of the barrel, with the vanilla, and oak showing very strong. A little more age might be in order for this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heaavy caramel and vanilla with a touch of wood, some toffee,bourbon, and some light alcohol vapors. The flavor is caramel and vanilla driven as well with a moderate resiny hoppiness on the finish, some dark fruits, fairly well restrained bourbon. A little hot on the finish where the slight oak tannins come out. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy with light soft carbonation. Overall not so bad, but I just don’t think it all came together.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of alcohol/whisky, wood, vanilla, apple skin. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Fairly straightforward. Nothing stands out, but it’s enjoyable enough overall. Thankfully neither the hops nor bourbon are overly strong in the nose.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Great aromas of woody caramel. A bit harsh on the palate which would probably subside with a little aging. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8386) - 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 (6166) - 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 (5924) - 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 (10870) - 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.


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