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RATINGS: 467   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2010
í08 Bottle - Drank and shared on Motherís Day... Iíve been holding onto this one for a little while, so I forget who sent it my way, sorry. A very respectable Barleywine... definitly near itís peak. Brewed and then aged two years in bourbon barrels, this í08 bottle had lots of character that remained tempered and even throughout the experience. I still preferred the í08 FFF Behemoth that I had shortly afterwards, but well deseving of the honor of being shared around on Motherís Day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, woody, lighter bourbon, and vanilla. Tastes of nuts, vanilla, the same lighter bourbon, caramel, and some dark fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2008 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Pours a reddish amber with almost no head...aroma is vanilla oak, bourbon, caramel and heat...flavour is hot barreled booze, tons of oak, tannic cherry skins and caramel malt...finish is toffee and brown sugar...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2010
Bottle shared by hellbilly -- thanks, Chef! Pours a murky amber color with a fleeting beige head. Smells and tastes of grape play dough, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and vitamins. Really improves after it has a chance to breath and warm up.

3.9
   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!

4.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10100) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33873) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2920) - 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 (1411) - 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.


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