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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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!

AdamJackson's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a tulip.

A - Pours a murky raisin brown with a 1 finger brown head that fades slowly.

S - I get dark fruits, plums, raisins and figs. Lots of cane syrup / molasses. Hint of rye and bourbon.

T - Impressive! VERY sweet and fruity up front like prune juice. The middle is this intense flavor of vanilla and sweet fruits like apples and mango. The finish is charred oak, vanilla and bourbon. Boozy sweet lingering taste that lasts a while.

M - Heavy body, mild carbonation. Chest burn from the alcohol.

O - This beer is pretty incredible. An excellent balance throughout. It’s certainly a sipper. Very enjoyable!!!! Looking forward to letting it warm up a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3415) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2015
Yay!! rye barrel aged beer in my local pub kaschk! The head is good, the body chestnut brown. It smells nicely bourbon, sweet-chocolate praline like, bit raisins. The taste is rye, whiskey, very intensive fruity-fermented-raisin-plum, Decent alcoholic. Pretty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2332) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at the growler NYC. Deep red amber brownish color. Very sweet with a boozy feel. More drinkable then sipper like most barley wines.cinnamon a banana bread taste as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (635) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 9, 2015
Draught at Braukunst Live München 2015, sampled on two different days.
Brown, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, some coconut, some vanilla, nuts, dried fruits, some booze.
Taste follows this, with some more cappuccino like smooth coffee and some chocolate.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, a bit dry, with toffee, bourbon, alcohol and quite long-lasting barrel notes.

Tasty! Really smooth for this style, well balanced and beautifully showcasing the barrel aging, without getting too boozy. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (405) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 7, 2015
at Braukunst Live, Munich. brown cloudy color, small off-white head. very malty sweet smell, wooden notes, liqueurish, some dried fruits, figs. full body, very malty sweet, molasses, alcoholic, light nuts, dried fruits, malty / light fruity / light sweet finish. OKish, had higher expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (466) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
This is a seriously tasty beer. It has an iced tea honey whiskey aroma and murky dark brown color. The flavor is light on the whiskey with hints of coffee and brown sugar. You have to try it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6576) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
1/25/15. On tap at 21st St, STL. Amber brown pour with a great khaki head that coats the glass with lacing. Great aroma, barrel melding well with the base, vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar. Good flavor, vanilla, oak, caramel, dark fruits. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9661) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle @ home, via the rot box, thanks to jcnielsen for sending a while back. Pours a hazy, dark orangish brown appearance with a brown head. Spicy oak, vanilla, heavy coconut, caramel, and spices in the nose. Barrel forward flavor. A bit heavy on the booze. High sweetness and moderate sweetness. Lots of coconut and brown sugar in the flavor. Finishes a little boozy. Solid, chill beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2858) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4044) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - 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.

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