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RATINGS: 450   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6916) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a reddish amber color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, toffee, raisins, figs, light notes of chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, caramel, bourbon, wood, vanilla, molasses, light booze. Medium body with a malty and boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Courtesy of douglas88. Once waxed bomber pours clear deep garnet with thin tan head. The aroma has big oak notes moving into bourbon and sweetness along with some boozy heat. I don’t pick up much, if any, of the base barleywine here. The taste is pretty smooth with a brief pulse of sweet chewy malts and some cherry and plum notes. It then becomes very oak with full-on bourbon and booze drying things out into the finish. Lots and lots of barrel notes going on here squashing out most of the beer-y barleywine flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4546) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Thanks to IBrew2or3, the Utah connection! Pours red-amber with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, raisin, brandy, booze, vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, malt, and some heat. Flavor is malt, bourbon, brandy, brown sugar, plum, lingering goodness, and burn. This is the best thing to come out of Utah in a long time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Aroma is nice. Sweet, honey, a low level of roast, caramel. Flavor is so nice. Sweet, smooth, sugar, alcohol, white bread and cream. Very impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Thanks to Sam for sharing. Muddy copper pour. Vanilla & big oaky tannins. Complex flavor and quite a bit alcoholic. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, ripe fruits, and a sharp oaky finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Bottled. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet wtih strong notes of over ripe fruits and prunes as well as medium notes of wood and light notes of bourbon. The flavor is very sweet with notes of over rip fruits, wod, and bourbon, towards the finish the bourbon becomes very powerful - too powerful for my liking. The alcohol burns the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Thanks turdferguson for shairng. Pours a dark ruddy copper with a creamy light tan head. The nose shows mellow bourbon, sharp oaky tannins, warm alcohol, sweet caramel, vanilla, some oxidation. Flavor shows lots of vanilla, spicy oak, tannic, warm, a little oxidation, very woody, sweet caramel. Palate is warm and spicy with a tannic bite. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a amber brown. Nose is bourbon, wood, some musky cellar, sweet malts. Flavor is bourbon, wood, malt, toast, HOT alcohol. Needs some age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
bottle shared by kan. pours murky brown with off white head. a big molasses and charred barrel aroma. flavors is very sweet, caramel, burnt wood, and raisins. pretty hot and sticky.


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