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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
On tap @ 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Definately one of the better barrel aged beers of the night. Balanced, it took on the character of the barrel (oak, vanilla, bourbon, coconut) and also the maltiness of the original beer, with hints of caramel and fruit. A nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2005 vintage served during the 2007 GABF. Solid black pour with no head. Nose of malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Very smooth and a bit carbonated. Taste is sweet, chocolately, and the alcohol is well hidden for this monster beer. Almost too drinkable and dangerous.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Tasted at GABF 2008. I really loved this beer. Dark as ever with vanilla, chocolate, malt and caramel on the nose. Very smooth palate with flavors of chocolate and sweet malts. Just loved this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
tap. hazy mahogony with no head. oakrum malt aroma. rich bourbon flavor caramel sugar and maple. deliciuous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Boulder Strong Fest 2010. Red/brown orange and black... this beer looked wild with almost no head. Aroma is sticky, sugary, pecan pie. Flavor is boiled down sugar water, peach, and other fruit. I burped pecan pie while drinking this. Brownie with nuts in flavor and burning booze. As it warms, a little too artificial cough syrupy, but not really. Similar texture though. Somehow still really awesome...top couple of this fest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Sampled at the 5th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer is nearly opaque dark brown without any head to speak of.<P> The aroma is malty with moderate notes of smokey roasted grain and chocolate, light notes of biscuit, molasses and malt syrup; Hoppy with trace notes of tangy herb; Yeasty with a trace of basement; Light-to-moderate miscellaneous notes of cherry/berry, wood and burbon, trace note of roasted coconut.<P> The flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, lightly bitter with an average-length, moderately sweet finish.<P> The body is full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is soft.<P> Desserty and rich. Luxe, complex and sweet. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2005 vintage on tap @ the BP. I like hot brews, but this one was perhaps too hot w/ whiskey. Very reminiscent of Alpine Great. Good, but a little too hot. Needs a little aging and it will be really good.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008
On the floor at GABF 2007. Smells very porty and vanilla, with a little floral honey in the alcohol character (reminding of the more floral meads I’ve had). Flavor is right in the sweet spot for my tastes in barley wines: chocolate and caramel covered raisins in a brown sugar reduction, bright thick sweetness and malts all over. Alcohol comes through in the finish a bit, which is an elegant counterpoint to the sweetness running through it. Well done.


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