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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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UCBC’s Barrel-aged Series - our on-going expedition mostly dedicated to those ever questing ’rye, whiskey, bourbon, etc. barrel-aged beer zealots’. This particular ’aged-one’ is a barley-wine ale that rested for a few months in a rye whiskey barrel, imparting it with some not so subtle notes of spicy rye, oak and sweet caramel. As you enjoy this complex and potent beer, please head these words of advice - "Imbibe with care, lest you be a Daft fool!" Prost!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2085) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
From a bottle. Pours murky brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes sweet, like raisins, brown sugar and booze. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, plums, dates, figs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Ben. Pours murky dark amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, mixed berries, floral notes, light alcohol spice, and light toast. Flavor is sweet bready malts forward with berry esters, light bitterness, alcohol spice, and faint toast; smooth throughout with a semisweet finish. Full body and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy auburn brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, big rye whiskey barrel characer, wood, dark fruits, brown sugar, hints of spicy rye. Nice combination of flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (858) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle 226 of 3000. Pours a murky brownish red. Nose and taste are fig, plum, rye, oak, leather. Nicely balanced,not overly aggressive, should keep holding up fine for years to come. Wish I had another.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to beernbourbon. Murky amber/copper with a small head and some chunks. Aroma of raisin, dark fruit, toffee, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is boozy bourbon, toffee, and fruity. Medium to full body. Very boozy but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3568) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle shared with me by Savnac: Poured a brown with orange hints, the head was tan. Aroma was strong alcohol with vanilla and caramel. Taste was similar with sticky caramel, strong alcohol and notes of vanilla. Finish was lively spice and sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Sample from a 16.7oz bottle, bottle 150/3000, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy brown / red color. Thin off-white head. Little loose bits of lace. Really interesting rye whiskey aroma. Some apple, light spice, light toasty malt aromas. Little dark fruit. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Dry texture. Good light sweet taste, little warmth in the finish, but minimal bite. Tasty stuff. Nice long rye whiskey aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
500 ml bottle via local STL trade. Pours a mostly clear deep amber color with a small beige head. There’s a really rich rye whiskey character in both the flavor and aroma; warming and ever-present. Vanilla, caramel, oak, and a bit of dark and dried fruits. Medium-bodied, with a warm, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not terribly complex, but very good at what it does.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (2012) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2013
16.7 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, malts and whiskey. Taste is sweet, malt and whiskey. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours very dark reddish brown with a good sized dense tan head. The aroma has caramel, toffee, vanilla, heavy toasted malt, oak, bourbon, some sweetness and warm abv - quite nice. It has a full smooth body that’s very lush with a small amount of soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with dark toffee, English toasty barleywine maltiness, earth, vanilla and alcohol. The finish has some phenolic spice and shows lots of oak. Good for what it is, but not something I’d want often.


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