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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Old Horizontal aged for 3 months in bourbon barrels


jtclockwork's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8265) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to Boliv for free beer week. Pours caramel brown with off white/light tan head. Nose is very full - lots of caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, dark fruit, oak, bourbon barrel, Taste is same with some alcohol soaked citrus. Medium body.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (304) - USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from a 2014 bomber into a snifter brown amber with minimal head. Aroma is brown sugared bourbon. Flavor is bourbon upfront with vanilla then burnt caramel and a sweet hoppy finish. Definitely an American Barelywine here. Overall top notch. Looking forward to laying down the other one purchased to see how it matures.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cernjoh (123) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured into a snifter from a fresh 2014 bottle. Aroma is vanilla bourbon and caramel. Appearance is a clear medium reddish amber. Taste is brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, and hops holding true to American Barley Wines with a slight bitter hoppy finish. Palate is nice and smooth with good carbonation. Overall an excellent American BW. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Very nice to sip on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2326) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Cloudy copper amber pour with a thin ring of off white head and no lacing ... aroma of buttery and nice strong caramel malts, bourbon barrel, oak, vanilla and a nice boozy abv to it .. taste is super smooth and of buttery caramel malts, vanilla, bourbon, has some boozy warmness to it .... finishes dry malty and smooth ..... could drink this all day long

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle: pour is deep mahogany with a modest, fine bubbled khaki head into this glass. It retains on the average/ below average side of things, with light spotting presence. The nose is nutty, toffee, caramel notes, moving to sharp barrel presence and booze. Bittering hops initial, moving to earthen oak, light vanilla presence, with strong barley wine notes , but frankly it’s over the top. But then, so is the base beer. Just not a fan

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3892) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber/brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of oak and vanilla, a lot of caramel and toffee from the malts, light grains and nuttiness, some bourbon and notes of ethanol, and some bitterness. Flavor a great blend. Smooth texture. A solid barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (892) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Good but a little boozy. It had a strong bourbon aroma with sweet malts. Hazy copper color that was more orange-brown and a thin white head. Smooth and heavy palate with appropriate carbonation. Strong bourbon flavor up front that might mellow with age. Burnt sugar flavor with a tinge of hoppiness to even it out. Solid but a little one-sided.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bomber at GGW. Garnet with a light, beige head. Smells and tastes like a pineapple lifesaver. Good but really sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1291) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Garnet with a light, beige head. Smells and tStes like a pina colada dum dum. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Danish tasting session
Hazy dark amber color with small head. The aroma is nice, it combines malt, caramel, maybe toffee, and a hint of oak, vanilla, light alcohol. Full bodied, rich malt flavor, some vanilla oak, strong bitterness, pungent hop resins, and strong warming alcohol.
Very good.


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