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

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4.7
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits and chocolate. Awesome.

3.2
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
12oz bottle from a trade some time ago, has red wax on it that took forever to chip off, not sure what year it is, pours a dark murky brown with practically no head at all, not really pleasant looking, aroma is of pretty much straight bourbon and oak with nothing much else, maybe a little bit of dark fruit and malt, but geez, boozy, the flavor has a huge bourbon and oak front end with a finish of malt and caramel, sweet but more hot and boozy than anything, thick mouthfeel, split this 12oz bottle and it was still a chore to finish, meh.

3.9
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Poured from. Bottle I picked up in lansing. Pours a ruby amber with a thin tan head. Oak and sweet caramel and malt up front. Alcohol. Slightly tart and very bready. Very malty. Somewhat bitter also. Very nice beer.

3.5
drsordr (2659) - 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
ryanfolty (2553) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2015
March 17, 2015 - 2012 bottle via trade. Brown pour with limited bubbly head. Aroma was malt, caramel, bourbon and dark fruit. Taste was consistent with aroma and balanced, but just not a high quality bourbon flavor.

4
GTAEgeek (2218) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta, brought by Drew. Cloudy, reddish brown, with a thin head. Big nose of vanilla and bourbon, butterscotch, pine, caramel, and oats. Very sweet, with a nice touch of bitterness. Heavy body, harsh, sticky, and thick. Nice, heavy, and incredibly flavorful beer.

4.1
HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2014
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz") Bottle. A- Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, malty, oakey, sweet. A- Dark red black color, dark liquid, off white head. T- Bourbon, chocolate, cherries, red wine, caramel, vanilla. P- Full body, sharp texture, mild carbonation, smooth finish with a slight bite. O- My first barely wine. This one had been aged for over a year and a half. I think the aging definitely mellowed this one out. Wow, was this good. Reminded me of sipping on Jim Beam. The flavors blended extremely well and everything about this just screamed drink me.

3.5
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle sealed with bomb proof wax. Pour has a muddy brown color with very little head and a still look. Aroma has rich malt, oak, bourbon, and dark fruit. Mouth feel is full but the carbonation is almost nonexistent. Flavor has loads of barrels, bourbon, heavy malts, and sweetness.

4.1
mikem409 (2026) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle thanks beau. Pours amber no head. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of sweet sugar toffee coconut

4.2
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
12 ounce wax capped bottle, 12/18/12 stamped on the bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/mahogany brown color with about a quarter inch tan head that didn’t stay around for too long. There’s also a small amount of lacing. The aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, oak, and a bit of booze. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some molasses and raisins. There’s also a surprising amount of bitterness in this brew, although the sweet malty flavors are stronger. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s slick and easy enough to drink for a 12% ABV brew. Moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, hopefully I can pick up another bottle in the future. $7.99 a bottle.


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