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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barleywine aged in Wild Turkey barrels.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7652) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle. Thanks, N! Wow, this really is a big hit from way back. I clearly did not realize or appreciate just exactly the scarcity of what we were tasting. So cool, and thanks so much. Pours an opaque dark mahogany with a little bit of dark tan head still hanging around and clinging to the surface, even after all these years. Huge complex caramel, toffee, fig, molasses, and date nose, all kinds of malt sweetness, not unlike the best christmas dessert that youll never probably get to have, because you cant age fruitcakes for 9 years like you can beers. Creamy thick body with minimal (but more than zero for sure) carb. Toffee, caramel, molasses, figs, and dates on the mid palate. Has weathered the years magnificently. Long sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2016
this is liquid candy. Lots of sticky malts, molasses and sugar. Its ok, just not my style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bill Becker (847) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Thanks to Aaron for the hand delivered bottle just because I hooked him up with some BCBS in Casper. Pours a hazy to cloudy deep brown colour ala a Thomas Hardy Ale. Small and then no head of foam, no lacing. Huge caramel malt and dark fruits in the smell with port like notes. Got all of that immediately following removing the waxed cap. That. .got me all excited. How is the taste, Bitterbill? Exactly like what the smell indicated. Caramel malt that is sweet but not overly so. Dark pitted fruit and that unmistakable taste of Port as in a properly cellared Thomas Hardy. I reckon that this is THE closest to That wonderful elixir the US has to offer. Sticky full mouthfeel with the gentlest carbonation. This is absolutely fabulous. Amazing. Incredible. Easily makes it to my top 5 beers ever. Maybe even number 1. Ill decide that when I am finished. Oh yeah, theres some definite heat to this baby but it is part of the beauty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (1490) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
500 mL bottle. Murky brown with a reddish tinge. Lots of bourbon. Very oaky and nutty bourbon aroma. Boozy and a little bit of brown sugar. Taste is also a ton of bourbon. Really strong bourbon and oak. Brown sugar behind it. Some vanilla in the back end. Lingering bourbon and booze. Medium heavy. Very boozy, but not very sweet, which I appreciate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7846) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Deep hazy chestnut, no head. Lovely fruity nose with boozy caramel and oak and gentle whiskey. Lovely toffee and whiskey flavor with lots of honey, boozy English malt, dark plum and fruity tones, boozy malty whiskey and fruity British dark old ale finish. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2011
12th October 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber brown beer. Low carbonation. Sweet thick barleywine with hints of vanilla wood. Very smooth indeed. Dangerously easy drinking!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 Boulder, CO - The Night of Beers
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Big sweet aroma oak barrel and whiskey aroma. This was very sweet bourbon flavored with a big alcohol finish. This would be a perfect after dinner drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2736) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Fresh wood barrel, syrup/walnut aroma. An apple-cideresque hazy brown. A nice warming whiskey barrell syrupy walnut flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4287) - Sofia, BULGARIA - SEP 28, 2010
Had a whole lot of this beer on draft as I was pouring for Bull & Bush at GABF. This was my favorite of their lineup there. The appearance is a thick medium nut brown color, and a large two-finger yellowish head sits on top of the beer. Amazing aroma of caramel, toffee, port wine, sweet cherries, oak, and whiskey. Really a heavenly smell, similar to Angels Share or something of the like. The flavor is a little over-the-top sweet, but other than that its amazing. Big-time caramel malts and sweet toffee, candied dates, sugar plums, and cherries, with a subtle and well-integrated whiskey barrel note. Very decadent. Thick and rich on the mouthfeel with average carbonation, full body, and a slick, oily texture. An excellent -bal aged barleywine. I really love this style, and this is a great example of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Crushed at BSAF 10. Pretty sweet brew. Very fruity with some vanilla and other whiskey notes. More sweet than anything, but pretty solid.


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