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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barrel aged cereal killer Barleywine ale. Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels

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PhillyCraft (7074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle shared with some heads.Pours burgandy red with light head and not much lacing. Aromas of plum, dark fruit, booze, toffee, and barrel. Flavor is sweet malts, sugary fruit, black cherry. Finishes smooth with a little burn in the chest. Tasty.

3.5
drsordr (2630) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle pour from alexsdad06. Color dark brown. Nose pure bourbon. Initial flavor all bourbon. After the alcohol I get some aftertaste of spice, caramel, and maybe vanilla. Tastes like hoppy bourbon.

3.9
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark cola color with slights off white head. Aroma is bourbon, barrel, brown sugar, dark fruit, and some melon. Taste is bourbon, brown sugar, sweet. Not as much fruit or barrel in the taste as in the aroma but still very good.

4.3
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
I had this on tap at the brewpub. It has a great dark ruby color to it. The aroma is strong vanilla, dark cherry, and sweet caramel. The flavor has some pronounced vanilla bourbon character up front with a nice sweet caramel, dark cherry middle. There is enough alcohol on the finish that it does not leave too much of a cloying sweet aftertaste. I really liked this. If you see a bottle of this, dont let the price dissuade you, its well worth a try.

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umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with almost no head. Aromas are bourbon, cherries, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet caramel and bourbon up front and finishes with toffee and vanilla. Medium body, oily and sticky. Very little alcohol burn. The barrel aging really improved this beer. I really enjoyed this sipper.

4.4
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Notes from 3-18-2010 beer tasting: Very nice, rich, malty aroma. Good pouring head. Deep rich red color. Cask flavors explode in mouth. Very smooth on palate, with delightful finish. Perhaps one of the best beers from Arcadia.

4.2
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Nearly headless caramel pour. Nose of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Taste is really nice with a great balance of toffee, vanilla, coconut, and bourbon. Not overly hot at all. Mouthfeel is a little thin compared to others in this style but the sweetness is really well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Amazing bourbon aroma with a hint of cherries. Tastes like cherries, vanilla, plums and booze. A little hot. Might put one away to try in a year.

4.1
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter. Absolutely great smell. A bit a of burn in the finish but overall solid beer.

3.6
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz bottle. Deep brown with sparse froth that rises with a swirl. Nose is bourbon and honey with a touch of grass. Meadlike in its sweetness. Medium body with a tang, lightly sticky. Taste is apple, caramel, grass, banana and bourbon. Comes off a little washed out; sneaky alcohol.


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