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RATINGS: 425   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerFunGuy (479) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
This beer is AMAZING. It has a vanilla aroma. You really can smell the bourbon. It is a beautiful dark brown color with hints of red. The cream colored head last and sticks beautifully to the edge of the glass as if to count the number of sips you have taken. It starts off with a very strong complex flavor but isn't too heavy. For an 11% beer (sorry barley wine) it doesn't taste strongly if alcohol. It finishes cleanly with a taste of vanilla. This is one of my all time favorite can't get enough of it beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2017) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle - Vinous, oak and nice mellow hops. Dark but clear mahogany with a rich beige head. Oak, bourbon, hoppy notes and a light cany booze. Nice and woody, the hops give it a distinct American flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Amber and pretty much clear. A big biting aggressive flavor. Big, even huge malts with complex fruit. Raisins. This is a nice English barleywine. Big and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Brian. Thanks brotha! Poured into a snifter. Dark hazy pour with slight oil texture. Medium eggshell head that lasted awhile. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dates, dark bread, spices, spices and vanilla. The taste was much the same as the aroma with the barrel and slight booze. However, not overly boozy for an 11.1%. Better and more aromatic as it warmed. Didn’t get the dark chocolate as mentioned in the description. Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Finish is dried fruit, slight booze, and anise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD. Hazy to opaque dark brown with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, apricot, hops (citric, piney and floral), pepper and banana. Taste of bourbon, caramel malt, banana, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit and light fruit with citric and piney hops hanging around in the background. Full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 16, 2014
Loads of cocoa and vanilla in the nose. Picking up some fruit too. Pleasantly not sweet on the tongue with a good oak character. Really nice surprise and a complex barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Murky brown pour with tan-tinted head that fades quickly. Aroma of alcohol, brown sugar, molasses, and dates. Flavor is more of the aroma, slightly dry woody notes, raisins and dates are prominent but overshadowed by alcohol, hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
F0BAB 2010: This p0ured a clear br0wn b0dy with a tan head. The ar0ma was pleasantly b00zy, caramel, citrus pulp, fruity. The flav0r was reflective 0f the n0se and added an earthy bitterness that increased in the finish. N0t bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap, hops and pie. Clear amber with a frothy beige head. Aromas of the caramel, brown sugar, fruit, and light dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet caramel, chocolate, fruit and light booze. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1021) - Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On draught at Lucky Labrador for the 17th Annual Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. Dark amber color. 2013 vintage. Aroma is candi sugar, toffee, and bitter citrus. Taste is soured plum, caramel, citrus, and dark malt. Finishes with an oxidized citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Une belle mousse capiteuse, au-dessus d’un liquide brun-rubis, profond et limpide, se colle à la parois en traçant une belle dentelle. L’orge est présent aux côtés de fruits confits dans l’alcool. Un aspect boisé et acidulé semble se signaler aux narines. Le whiskey du Kentucky se manifeste plus en se réchauffant. Un goût qui n’est pas porté par une forte corpulence. L’alcool est imposant, un peu maladroitement et l’orge semble rendre le tout un peu pâteux en bouche. Embouteillée le 29 janvier 2012 (1000-010214)

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