COOP Ale Works Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Barleywine

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COOPs 2012 Barleywine Ale was a pursuit of this particular beer style in the English tradition. This malt forward brew was crafted with copious amounts of Maris Otter, and accented with toasted malts. After fermentation, it was aged in oak barrels where souring bacteria and yeast were introduced. The result is a blend of rich malt character and noticeable tartness.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (4343) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Pretty good barleywine. Bourbon barrel aging lends it a vanilla, okay flavor. Nice plum and chocolate character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13186) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle thanks to Rick, pours a brown with paperthin white head thjat diminishes to nothing. Aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with light brown sugar, rich chocolate and caramel. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4408) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle 0002 of 1524. Pours a hazy copper with thin tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big sweet malts over hint of funk and woody must. Taste is like a nice barley wine with a touch of sweet and sour. Interesting, might develop more in the bottle, but to me is mostly barley wine right now.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2683) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, oak wood, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a tartness that is unique to this barleywine, usually they finish sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (13834) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Vinous, plums, caramel and barrel notes. Tons of barrel notes, plum and dark fruit. Very little of the richness I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear hazy amber brown with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has tons of sweet grains and caramel with sweet bourbon, booze and a touch of vanilla. Flavor has a much more sweet grain present with some toffee, caramel, bourbon and even a faint tartness underlying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5140) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap. Hazy deep copper with a few bubbles. Aroma is cherry liqueur, oak and toffee. Taste is caramel, lightly tart cherry, oak and a nice dash of vanilla whiskeyness. Medium body has low carbonation and is sweetish, as per the English Barleywine style, but balanced well by the oak and hint of tartness.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
750ml served into a snifter 2012 bottle 1175/1524 A - A semi hard pour reveals a dark mahogany body with 2 fingers of creamy white. Head sinks into a wispy top. A few specks of lacing drooping from the snifter. S - Rich butterscotch, dried candied peaches, toasted/burnt sugar, creamy vanilla, woody alcohol vapors, toasted nuts, caramel apples, stewed cherries. T - Rich caramel/butterscotch surround by a tart edge of plums, grapes, and green apple skins, and stewed cherries. The acidity cuts through the burnt caramel malt. Creamy vanilla runs along side faint wood notes with a nutty bitterness. M - Medium full creamy body, solid carbonation that lasts Lots going on here. Intoxicating aroma, the tartness really blends well and adds a synergistic character. Barrel flavors are present but not overpowering. Ive had this a few times before and didnt like it as much as I do tonight. Maybe a few months did the bottle good. I want to pick up another bottle of this to age. Serving type: bottle 01-08-2013

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (2047) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by a random guy at Toppling Goliath. Pours a hazy weird brown, lots of caramel, malts and toffee on the aroma. Tons of booze on the tongue, some dark fruits. Pretty average beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Murky dark amber color with lasting light tan head. Rich caramel, vanilla, dark raison, dark fruit aromas. medium body with soft co2. Very tasty sweet n spicy caramel, vanilla, dark raison flavors with some drying, tart dark fruitage to balance---very good sheet.


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