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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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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3.9
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2009
Bottle 50cl. @ [ Ulfborg Tasting ].[ As Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine ].
[ Trade by Papsoe ]. Clear dark amber color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off- white to light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, prune, date, wood, oak, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20081202]

3.3
yespr (46514) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours hazy orange to brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is dense barrel wooden aroma with a mild dried fruity note. Dry malty and wooden flavour. Solid malty to solid wooden flavoured with a distinct warming note. Spiced and acidic finish. Too overwhelming for my taste.

3.4
Ungstrup (38140) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alchol, malt, and bourbon. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.7
joergen (28704) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2009
Bottle. Hazy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, alcoholl and vanilla with notes f biubon. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, boubon, alcohol and vanilla. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty bourbon vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon and caramel finish.

3.6
Travlr (25486) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Murky variegated amber brown color, light beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of citrus. Taste is slightly boozy butterscotch. Not bad.

3.3
cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 bottle at home tasting 12-03-11 ... 2008 vintage ... dark copper ... standard barlewine nose with hints of bourbon ... light fizz ... again huge standard barlywine flavour ... light rasins .. hint of rum ... sweet borbon tones in linger .. decent enought.. Deep copper... Thin tan tan lacing... Soft sweet fruits... Soft toffee... Dry zezty bitter toffee mslts... Bitter roast... Toffee roast... Big bitter roast... Nit wirkibg fir me. 3.3

3.6
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Manny G. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Light dry malts, trace of creamy sweetness. Spicy toffee, spicy bourbon. Little dry fruit. Pretty spicy but fun!

3.9
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of pepsican. Comes as: "Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine". Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Distinct bourbon aroma. Medium-bodied with loads of caramel and fruit combined with very distinct bourbon accents. Very low bitterness. 311008

3.6
Leighton (21742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared during Jack’s farewell bottle share at Craft Clerkenwell. Many thanks to Manny for this gem. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy top. The nose is ripe with booze, toasted wood and ripening orange. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, alcohol, crackers, hay and light caramel. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish with notes of toffee, pale wood, caramel and golden raisins. The beer is certainly heavy-handed but it has its moments.


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