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RATINGS: 60   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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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 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle thanks beau. Pours amber no head. Vanilla bourbon aroma. Taste is lots of sweet sugar toffee coconut

3.7
Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUN 15, 2016
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, bourbon, and oak.

4.2
bluejacket74 (1996) - 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.

3.9
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from trade. Looks like it says 2012 on the bottle, poured 4/1/14. Pours murky brown with a bit of purple and red, and a small creamy yellowish brown head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, toffee, fig, bourbon. Beautiful. Flavor is gifs and bourbon, a blast of vanilla on the finish, slight oxidization but not bad. Mouthfeel starts rich and thick, but with very low carbonation that seems to make this feel a little thin. Some more carb would help the mouthfeel. Very nice beer that I would like to try fresh.

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.

4.5
574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. What a brew. Pours a deep brown toward purple with a thin khaki ring of head that left a thick wall of lace on the glass. Very complex nose involving sappy walnut tree, rich ruby port, molasses and assorted dark fruits, some grape wine-like character, cherry pipe tobacco, barbecue and soy, and some alcohol vapors. Very sweet in flavor but also pretty bitter, though probably not enough to balance. Full bodied, sticky, with a long warm fruity wine-like finish. Really awesome brew, happy to try. Probably should have shared, though, as this rocked me to no surprise.

2.7
brystmar (1314) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks Scott! Dark caramel color, minimal head/lace. Smells of booze, oak, oxidation, and bourbon. Thin; needs way more body. Decent taste I guess; doesn't resonate. Not bad, but def forgettable.

4.3
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, toasted malts and oak. Dark rusty amber hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Great Barley Wine that is balanced well with the bourbon. The aromas became much more complex as it warmed. Great one from Arcadia.

3.7
walleye (1102) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. poured brown with beige head that didn’t last left a small amount of lacing. aroma middle of the road bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla. 1st taste was not impressed, had to let it warm to get some flavors out of it the bourbon still tasted on the cheap side


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