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RATINGS: 671   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
2002, bottle 160 of 225. Opened for celebratory purposes (161 is still in the fridge, next to a 2001 BA Speedway). Tiny white ring head, translucent but not cloudy, red/amber color. Beautiful when held up to a light. Aroma is unreal, so full of bourbon and oak. Very intense- just comes pouring out at you. Some vanilla and toffee as well, maybe some faint hops. Citrusy. Quite a bit of bourbon in the flavor, still a good deal of alcohol but not a bad amount- quite typical for Numbskull in general. I get more toffee here than caramel, along with some fruityness. Not at all bitter. Very full and coating mouth feel, and as would be expected, low carbonation. Something truly wonderful, for its uniqueness and the grace with which it has aged. I’m glad I have two.


4
Cunningham (7986) - 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 (540) - 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 (1649) - 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 (3755) - 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 (9177) - 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 (1331) - 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 (3831) - 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.

4.1
Jokestereo (363) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown with a thin light tanned head. Aroma; Vanilla, bourbon, toffee and oak. Taste; Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, almond and a touch of dried dark fruits.

4.8
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
AdmiralVernon (1195) - 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!


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