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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Flavors of bourbon, malt, and hops meld quite good
Served at cellar temp like it should
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An American Barleywine Ale aged in used oak Bourbon barrels, this beer develops rich flavors that deepen over time. Winner of the GOLD Medal in 2008 at the Great American Beer Festival!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (893) - - JUN 6, 2016
Had a sample at WOBFest 2016. Could taste the bourbon notes, as well as plums and smoke/wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2016
12oz bottle pours out a cola color topped with a small head. Nose is big sweet malts rich toffee caramel some pit fruit bourbon barrel vanilla coconut. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness rich malts pit fruit toffee a nice bourbon barrel balance. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
July 28, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2015, tasting at jtclockwork’s, thanks for sharing!
Hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, malty with caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, prunes, figs, bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet caramel, some dried fruits, vanilla, warming bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle. Hazy tawny brown body, golden head. Chewy sweet toffee malts, bready, sponge toffee, vanilla, toasted coconut, sticky delicious! No hint of the ABV. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
Muddy brown pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma of candy & coconut. It’s a bit oxidized, but it works. Taste is massively complex. Lots of candy, caramelized brown sugar, toffee, coconut, oak, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Dry finish. Lace present. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
Draught at Rattle & Hum, NYC. Dark mahogany/brown beer with a nice lasting beige head. Wonderful vanilla and wood aroma, raisins, figs, dades, grape notes, caramel and cream, biscuit notes, licorice, some prunes. Woody vanilla flavor, licorice, figs, caramel, raisins, prunes, grape notes, subtile hops, bourbon notes, spicy, some cream. A masterpiece with well hidden alcohol. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1186) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 12oz bottle from central ave liquor with commonmac during March madness. Plum with small white head. Very boozy aroma. Sweet, actually not as boozy as it smells initially, but alcohol burn hangs with you after. Complex. Full flavored. Oily liquor mouthfeel. Definitely bourbon throughout. More alcohol as it warms. Burns in your chest a bit. Good stuff, but maybe best enjoyed in small doses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1188) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2016
12 oz bottle picked up at Central Ave Liquors and consumed on Day 3 of March Madness at the house of commonshawn. Aroma helps to build the anticipation of a high alcohol, big bourbon barreled beer. Caramel and malt. Copper/mahogany in color. Off white head quickly dissipates. Taste is definitely aggressive. Tons of sugar/caramel/toffee elements. Strong alcoholic/boozy presence throughout the mouthfeel and especially at the finish. There are bourbon fingerprints all over this one. A box of cereal I really like comes to mind but I can’t quite determine which one it is. I would advise consuming in moderation but definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Nice beep copper color, small khaki colored head fades quickly leaving a small ring. Bourbon dominates the aroma, which is ok by me. Flavor is caramel, toffee and raisin. Texture is smooth, almost creamy. Nice big boozy finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1549) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a dark amber. Has a strong caramel, malt, and fruit aroma. A strong taste of dark fruit, malts, caramel, and light vanilla. A lingering dark alcohol and dark fruit flavor.

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