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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
An old English style barleywine, this deep reddish-hued beer smells of dark dried fruits and toffee. Hints of vanilla and oak round out the full malt flavor, with a lingering mild bitterness. Enjoy before or after dinner in front of a fire in your favorite arm chair.

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mcberko (18441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a deep dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon barrels, dark dried fruits, especially dates and prunes, brown sugar, and some slight nail polish scents. Flavour is dominated by prunes, plums and dates / figs; the bourbon barrels are not overly prominent, but there is some noticeable heat from the booze. Quite fruity from the prunes ,with a relatively low complexity considering the style. Still, a nice warming sipper

jtclockwork (16952) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose/taste of caramel, butterscotch, malt, dark fruits, vanilla, oak and toffee. Smooth velvety texture. Medium body.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Campground Throwdown 2, 22oz bottle. Clear dark amber body with minimal beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some alcohol, light peat, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, light alcohol burn, vanilla. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

Lubiere (14127) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
A lightly hazed dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nice pungent malt with light vanilla notes, floral hops, musky vanilla notes. In mouth, a nice sweet treacle malt light bourbon notes, floral hops, loads of alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at brewery, Dec. 3 2011.

j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pouring at TAPNY. Pours a clear ruby brown. Bourbon on the nose in ridiculously large amounts. Sweet and oaky. Lots of sweetness, bourbon and caramel. Sweet and malty, caramel and toast. Warm sweetness, long bourbon, wood on the finish.

jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
22oz bottle-pours copper with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon/vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit. Taste is bourbon/vanilla, sweet medium malt-toffee, dark fruit.

DocLock (10839) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Poured turbid, deep brown with tan head. Some woodiness, dark fruit, toffee in the nose. Tasted of oaky caramel, some fig, plum, and some late heat.

jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Crisp mahogany brown body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma is sweet with sugary malt character, notes of raisins and caramel. 7+ Flavour is sweetly malty, mild bourbon in the background. Sort of an English character to the malt. Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Enjoyable but the base beer comes off as overly simple, which means that there is not a lot going on besides malt and bourbon despite a fairly restrained bourbon character.Bottle At Campground Brewdown.

blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, bourbon, dark fruits, caramel, and light chocolate. Good stuff.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5640-20130816] Bottle. Whiskey barrel grains aroma. Clear, amber copper body with a quick off-white head. Sweet watered-down whiskey barrel flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

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