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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel Aged Barleywine. 11% ABV, 60 IBUs. Loosely based off our 2000th brew at our production facility,we revived this hybrid American / English Barley Wine for a special treat. Coming out of the tanks we aged it in barrels previously used for Bourbon County Rare Stout (Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year) to add another layer of complexity.

Note: The original release of this beer (2010) was done in regular bourbon barrels. The 2011 and bottle release saw the use of the barrels formerly used for Bourbon County Rare. We are not seperating these as I do not believe the bottles will clarify this. The original release also saw an 11% ABV, with the bottling seeing closer to 13.4%

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Deep raisin color, quick disipating brown head. Nose is all bourbon and boozy. Taste opens sweet then fades to bourbon, candy, toffee. Finishes as a nice combo of the two. Medium body, low to medium carb. Very nice beer.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
September 19, 2015 - at The Kernel with a whole bunch of RateBeer lunatics for Zwanze Day. Another generous share from lagerloather. Dark pour, minimal head. Sharp, somewhat boozy aroma, sweet, viscous - not all that bitter. Taste - honesly like a less roasty Bourbon county - its really a BW? - it didnt wow me. Slick, a bit still, mostly thin bourbon and alcohol in the finish. Glad to try it, but didnt love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4602) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Had this before, didnt bother to record tick. Problem solved note that I had it again. Bottle at a tasting - thanks, Kevin! Clear dark brown with reddish hues, lots of small bubbles. Complex aroma of toffee, maple, leather, bourbon. Medium dry for the style with some bitterness, toffee, molasses. Nicely carbonated with full body and some boozy heat. Really nice and polished BABW.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc1762 (1309) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Thanks Matthew for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered caramel brown with sparse latte colored foam. The nose shows a mix of bourbon, toffee, fig, and dates. The palate is full bodied and lightly carbonated. Moderately sweet with a mix of bourbon, fig, dates, that combines to a Madeira like port. Mid palate shows cigar box notes. Finish is harmonious smoke and caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5730) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
Bottled, 2011. Thanks John and Menno. The aroma has raisin, caramel, bourbon. Bit hazy, brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet with a lot of dried fruit, caramel, bit candy, bourbon. Full bodied, strong taste sensation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (3113) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
Sample from bottle @ De Molen, thanks Menno & John. 2011 edition (13.4%). Dark brown color. Light beige head, not much and short retention. Aromas: bourbon, sweetness, dried fruit (plumbs notably). Retronasal its sweet, bourbon, alcohol, wood. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, toffee. Strong alcohol feel. Full bodied. Long finish. Lovely!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (3250) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JUN 9, 2016
2011 bottle shared by the brewers at the Goose Launch. Chocolate, caramel, prune and light tobacco notes on the nose. Tons of malty goodness. More chocolate, toffee, toasted molasses with dates. The bourbon has really taken a backseat at 5 years old. Incredibly smooth and drinkable for 13 percent. Amazing really.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (3078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
wowza. this one is boozy, prune, somewhat tart. pours reddish brown with a tan head. had a bottle pour at sheffields. some grape notes and aroma of prunes. one of the if not the best barleywines out there.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to my good friend duckfans cellar: Poured a caramel brown with a ring of tan. Super boozy but subtle malts. Taste is malts and vanilla. Boozy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3983) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
February 13, 2016. Bottle, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Clear deep purple with a very small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, prunes, raisins, figs, wood, warming alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, boozy and soft bitter. Finish is sweet caramel, vanilla, figs, toffee, very light roasted, warming bourbon alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Great bourbon BA barley wine, well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jokestereo (350) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Pours very dark brown woth a thin line of beige head. Aroma; Bourbon, dades, plumes, toffee, caramel, coconut and chocolate. Flavour; Coconut, vanilla, toffee, caramel, bourbon, raisins and chocolate.


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