FiftyFifty Train Wreck of Flavor


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A blend of Barley Wine and Porter aged in a Jack Daniels barrel...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Draft. mahogony beer with a dark tan head. Brown sugar, bourbon and light roast aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, and rich malt flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon, rich malt, and vanilla lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2009
FoBAB 2008. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was khaki with an orange tint. Smelled of bourbon, vanilla, butter, brown sugar, graham, and toffee. Medium bodied and boozy with what seemed like a lot of raw alcohol despite the billed 7% ABV. Cough syrup, cotton candy, and subdued citrus flavors. Oh, and booze. A bit raw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
This one matched the name. A bit all over the place, but not horrible. I imagine with some age it might be o.k. Seemed higher in alcohol. Maybe a 10 percenter. That being said, dried fruits and smokey, with chocolate and coffee in there as well. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Draft @ Bistro BA Fest. Pours a slightly oily, honey-brown color; some viscosity; off-white head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Burnt sugar, brown sugar, and some toasty wooden notes in the aroma; slightly rough. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: heavy medicinal notes, rough-edged brown sugar, honey, and dried fruits; a very messy, rough but generous and filled-out barrel-aged beer; good core materials that would benefit greatly from significantly softened edges. Lengthy finish: burnt / charred wooden notes, toasty oak, and brown sugar; rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
On tap @ Bistro BA Fest poured a clear brown with garnet highlights and no head. Aromas of fruittiness, cocoa, spice, pepper, light carmel and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, light coffee and light toffee with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4155) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Draft at the Bistro’s BA Fest!Nose of oak, dark, plummy, raisiny fruit, and some vanilla; clear brown with very little head, just a ring of bubbles around the edge; flavor was light bitterness and dark fruit.

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