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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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Imagine a tango: a man and a woman dancing, their eyes locked upon one another, then take your first taste of Olde Bluechair, Big Sky Brewing Company’s Barley Wine. A taste of apricots, honey flavors, a sliver of vanilla, and a hint of caramel, round out the Barley Wine. Like so many things in life, Olde Bluehair just gets better with age.
Aged for a minimum of 3 months in American Oak Bourbon Barrels.
2015 vintage 12.3% abv

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3.9
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2017
A fantastic barleywine. We had the barrel aged version. Pours a bright cloudy orange with a white head. Smells of salt water taffy, caramel, a bit of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is very salty to start, lots more taffy and candy, with marzipan, vanilla and whiskey in the finish. Very well balanced. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
AirForceHops (7693) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2016
750 ml bottle from a trade. 2015 vintage, bottle number 1352 of 3300 hand written on the back of the label. Aroma has a mild bourbon note, English malts and some woodiness.

The flavor is quite similar to the aroma, a little more bourbon than Wood with a great amount of malt base. A rather warming finish, but I wouldn’t call it hot. Texture is not sticky the bourbon helps cut the bold malt. This is much, much better then I was guessing. Pretty much top tier for me.

4
Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops 2015 vintage 1352 of 3300 thanks Airforcehops caramel orange with a nice off white head and nice lacing. Aromas of bourbon caramel vanilla fruit and toffee. Taste is nice toffee bourbon alcohol notes and dark fruit. Wow. Nice brew.

3.4
kermis (14493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Hazy amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruit, toffee and sweet malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. [26-08-2016]

3.7
sjogro (4653) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle thanks to Vaiz. 4 yr old. Clear dark amber and a white head. Sweet barley malts, raisans, caramel, vanilla, toffee. Big sweet and butterscotch bitter. Full body, soft carbonation. Big sweet vanilla finish. Nice.

3.4
Maakun (6340) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Slight hazy mahogany with barely any head. Lots of sweet malts, caramel and toffee. Bitter leaves, lots of alcohol, some marzipan and vanilla bourbon. Over medium sweet and lots of bitter alcohol. Medium bodied with lots of alcohol. Too alcoholic for me.

3.7
jmgreenuk (9867) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big sticky sugary sweet malt alcohol bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 26, 2016
75cl bottle shared at August THT. Thin ring white head. Hazy amber pour. A very good barley wine.

3.5
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. 2012 vintage. Clear amber pour. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, Madeira and some alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet, quite smooth, and a little too old.

3.7
mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Vintage 2012. Clear dark ruby pour with no head. Notes of dried fruit, sherry, cherries, raisins. Medium body, smooth texture.


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