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RATINGS: 534   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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Charlie now comes aged in wood!

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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
12 oz 2010 vintage bottle. Poured a ruby red with a tan colored head that lasted a long time. Smells hot of alcohol with notes of bourbon, carmel malts and dark fruits. Taste is similar, bourbon, carmel, vanilla, toast, dark fruits and lots of alcohol, medium body with a dry finish. A decent take on barrel aged bourbon barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The smell is alcohol, wood, bourbon, caramel, and sweet. The look is clear, amber in color, and has no head. The taste is caramel, alcohol, wood, and more alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 2010 bottle from ba extraordinaire Levifunk! Rerate. Reddish chesnut with tiny head. Aroma of burnt sugar, toffee, toast, alcohol, and caramel. Hot hops. Resinous hops, caramel, toast, prune and fig. Big malt. Big booze. Much better this go around. Hot finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12893) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, coconut, and cherry. Flavor of cherry, caramel, bourbon, raisins, and vanilla with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 12, 2010
A dark amber pour holds a thin head. Smell of Cherries, currant, vannilla bourbon, sweet malt . Taste is big with dried cherry, currant flavor and sweet malt. Great vannila from the bourbon barrell and a warm alcohol flavor. A super beer, really super. Oh yeah, and a little scary how drinkable it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11, red amber colored pour with thin white foam, aromas of whteout and maple syrup, flavor of caramel and cashew some vodka heat, peach syrup, nice finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2010
"Beautiful amber brown body with a thin, filmy white head and spotty lacing. Mellow aromas of woody vanilla, figs, red grapes, cereal and bourbon. Lush mouth feel, damn drinkable and very soothing to the system. Flavorful with lots of caramel/toffee and bread notes. Mixed dark berries, vanilla and bourbon soaked wood. Very, very good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6113) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
(12oz bottled 2/2010) Pours clear rich orange-brown with a nice ring of lasting bubbles. Nose of grass, bourbon, caramel. Taste of bourbon/alcohol, fusels, brown sugar, very hot, hair spray, but this beer is complex. Once it ages it’s going to be fantastic. Better as it warms. Creamy and oily body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
2010 bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a fading off-white head over a hazy maple colored body. Aroma of alcohol, barrel, spicy, wood, vanilla and caramel. Taste is a ton of alcohol. Quite boozy. Raisin, vanilla, barrel and tannic. This one should age for a couple of years. Really hot, creamy carbonation and the impression of being decently attenuated by the barrel tannins. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Thanks to exiled for sharing this bottle. Labeled as Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine, Pours a murky reddish-brown with a white head. The aroma is bourbon, caramel, brown sugar and chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, oak, bourbon, brown sugar, alcohol and molasses. Low carbonation and medium mouthfeel. An excellent barleywine that is enhanced by the bourbon-barrel aging.

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