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RATINGS: 674   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Date: June 18, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma balanced with earthy hops
Body: velvet body
Flavor: touch of alcohol, great vanilla character

Date: April 20, 2006
Vintage: 2004
Words: #161/240
Aroma: earthy hop aroma with light vanilla and a touch of oak, very creamy, hot
Flavor: big woody flavor, touch of sweetness, good earthy hops to balance

Date: April 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2004
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, plenty of earthyness
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, plenty of earthyness, bourbon has faded leaving just a touch of caramel and vanilla sweetness, oxidation present but melds well with the rich malts

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

Date: October 10, 2007
Vintage: 2005
Words: #142/233
picking up a good balance between the bourbon and dark caramel, still lots of sweetness, touch of alcohol fades in and out,

Date: February 20, 2009
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma with a nice bourbon presence
Flavor: sticky sweet caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of alcohol, light oak


4.1
luttonm (6767) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Anvil and Stave, San Diego. Heavier soap tan head on heavy copper brown. Tart, boozy alcohol nose. Dark chocolate and chalky wood. Fruity elements on the backend. Good hop and alcohol bitter spice. Lovely. Nice maple, toast and leather.

4.3
vinivini (3011) - Gomel, BELARUS - OCT 5, 2017
Tap. Misty copper colour. Small off-white head. Aroma: massive biscuit & honey malts. Raisins, plums, nuts, melon, some hoppy tropical notes, minor bourbon. Full body. Powerful taste. Same malts, dried fruit, decent citrusy bitterness. A Classic indeed.

4.3
llkc (2736) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Duft sød rosin vanilje malt karamel smag sød vanilje rosin lidt malt karamel sødme

4
Cunningham (8412) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2017
Black color with a fine beige head. Good lacing. Looks good. Good intensity in the aroma. Lots of bourbon and oak. Full body and a smooth carbonation level. Decent sweetness and a oily texture. Good lasting flavor with chocolate, roast, toffee, bourbon, oak and espresso. Tasty nice evening sipper.
[Bottle at The Blåbær Lambik 2017 Release queue outside Himmeriget in Copenhagen, Denmark]

4.2
DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours a dark brownish-black color with a thin tan ring of foam. Sweet caramel and treacle toffee aroma with dark dried fruits, hop bitterness, some coffee, burnt toast, cacao, a hint of tobacco, wood and alcohol. Flavors were loaded with bourbon barrel phenols, alcoh

4.2
neongolden (1832) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2017
(On tap @ Anvil and Stave, April 5/17) Pours a deep red tinged brown with a stable fine white head. Aroma is dried figs, toffee, grapes, vanilla, bourbon. Flavour mimics it a bunch, rich toffee, figs, vanilla, mixed dried fruit, some whiskey, light heat, oak. A bit nutty. Pretty balanced for the abv. Medium full body and soft carb. A textbook high-quality bourbon barrel barley wine.

4
Gerbeer (4024) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
On tap at Anvil & Stave. Pours a very dark brown with light head. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, caramel, dry bourbon and hint of fruit. Flavors of same with a little more bourbon ABV. Very nice.

4.2
gyllenbock (9878) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2017
On tap at Anvil & Stave. Dark brown with a small head. Sweet with dried fruit, toffee, vanilla, bourbon and malt. The body was full and the mouthfeel fairly relaxed. A nice one to sip.

4.3
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Pours a murky light brown faint around the rim lacing. The aroma is heavy caramel, vanilla, chocolate coffee bourbon, toffee figs and raisins. Flavor is sweet but not cloying

3.7
weihenweizen (4129) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear light brown with small white head. Aroma is caramel, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, bourbon, some wood, and a little alcohol.


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