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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Barleywine aged in Wild Turkey barrels.

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madmitch76 (25537) - , 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!

Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2007
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy dark brown with a minimal amber head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, carmel, chocolate and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of bourbon, oak, carmel, light maple and a hint of fruitiness with a lingering sweet finish.

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
(Draught) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of maple syrup, caramel, biscuit, molasses, dark fruits, and vanilla with a sticky finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF
Vintage: 2005

opaque dark brown, wispy tan head, rich dark caramel malt aroma with earthy hops and a light fruity character, creamy body, sweet dark caramel candy flavor, bourbon sweetness, light earthy hops for balance,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***4

onceblind (10548) - 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.

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 icky, sticky, oily and sweet. it’s in the vein of angels share and actually quite good... dumb luck or skill? heavy sweetness up front resembles port or port reduction... sweetened, candied plums and dates and other natural sugars give it some authenticity. bourbon character is sweet plum/brandy/dates with the sugar overpowering any wood character that could otherwise be noticed. it’s a big one and doesn’t hide it’s booze at all, but in small doses and as a dessert beer it’s quite good.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2009
Sampler at the Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery, Denver 11/10/2007 Strong sherry aroma. Dark red coloured smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a slightly dry warming whisky finish.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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 you’ll never probably get to have, because you can’t 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.

Ernest (7815) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2007. Head is fully diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), with notes of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, wood, cardboard, and maple syrup. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The alcohol burn provides the bulk of the balance for the sweetness, and somehow it works. The aroma is complicated and mostly attractive, but tainted a bit by the oxidation. A pretty neat beer that has potential.

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