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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Barrel-Aged version of our American Barleywine Ale is matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to develop its rich and intense flavor profile. The result is an amazingy complex beer that balances the caramel and toasted malt character of the Old Numbskull with notes of vanilla, oak, and bourbon from the barrel aged process. Savor this one now or continue to age it in the bottle for years to come.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Rating #500!!!

2002 Bottle #80/225. My dad (barleyPops) was so kind as to open and share this gem with me not too long ago. Murky brown pour. Aroma is bourbon, oak, and some sun-dried fruits. Sweet, caramel, malty flavor with the bourbon coming through nicely. Some vanilla as well, maybe just a tad nutty. Smooth mouthfeel. Really good stuff. Thanks to Saarlander for sending this bottle our way. I enjoyed it thoroughly!


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Korcz (1008) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (961) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
A: Deep brown coloured with some red notes and a huge offwhite head N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, tobacco T: Bourbon, vanilla, toffee O: Very nice balanced!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Bottle at tasting panel at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Very complex, nice balance, full of almond, vanilla, ripe and dark fruits. One of best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
750ml bottle pours out amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is nice sweetness malts toffee brown sugar some pit fruit and some of the bourbon barrel vanilla shows. Taste is more of the sweet malt caramel toffee pitfruit and the bourbon barrel goodness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle from last nights share. Thick amber body, small ring of bubbly head, Picking up all of the barley wine essences, but little of the bourbon barrel. Sweet malt, toffee, caramel in both aroma and taste. It doesnt even present itself as that boozy of a beer. Some dark fruit, raisins, some vanilla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2016
Tapped at the epic Alesmith barrel aged beer tasting room. Dark brown color, red orange when flash lighted. Beige thick head. Taste is epic refreshing fruity plums strawberry cherries grapes. Finish is epic dry tabaco cigar like taste. Impressive! I have never tasted a cigar in a beer. Epic. Overall mind blowing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6415) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
On draft at the brewerry. Pours a murky mahogany with a tan head. Fruity nose. Flavors of caramel, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Boozy roast finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2016
750ml bottle from Saveur-Biere. Oravankolo tasting. Vintage 2013.

Reddish hazy colour. Bourbon, warmness, dark fruits, plum, raisin, boozy breath. Mmm..

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popery (2055) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2016
750 ml bottle. 2016 vintage. Just picked this one up from the brewery last weekend. The beer is a dark amber brown. Small light brown to beige head. Deep toasty malt flavors. Big caramel. Treacle, molasses, brown sugar. Vanilla, coconut, caramel in bourbon barrel flavors. The barrel is well-integrated and goes with the beer nicely. Taste is rich and sweet. Lots of toasty malt. Big barrel sweetness. Light woody bitterness. Fairly strong booze, but its nice and warming. Full body. Fairly smooth. Relatively thick. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8405) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Rich bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and a good dose of sweetness throughout. A big beer, for sure, but relatively well balanced, and not over barreled.


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