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RATINGS: 463   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle shared by hellbilly. Thank you sir! Pours a deep red brown with a lacy head. Aroma of sweet toasty malt, ripe fruit, bourbon, wood and a hint of hops. Taste is sweet and fruity with some bourbon and hops on the finish. Very good stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 A tall head and strong on the aroma. Fat and malty with a strong hop presence. Good effers and a creamy texture. A good sipping brew with defined whiskey essence and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Chestnut brown ale, small creamy whitish head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, candy, caramel, and some odd unknown aroma. Flavor is sweet and loaded with candy. Sweet and delicious. Thanks hellbilly!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours clear and deep amber to maghoni brown with a lacing tan head. Aroma is dark spiced and roasted malty with a dark toffeeish note. Bitter, overripe fruity and light spiced flavoured. Bone dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2914) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1385) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2582) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3910) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4980) - 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.

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