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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then our renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel thats gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Served on-tap at Als of Hampden.

A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving no lace at all down the glass.

S - Smell of mild bourbon, caramelized brown sugar, vanilla, fresh baked toffee, dark fruits and some mild booziness. Smells great, just gets a little too boozy at the end, some more time should help that out.

T - Starts off with the combo of sweets - Mainly the vanilla, brown sugar and toffee - quickly giving way to a mix of dark fruits, oak and warming bourbon. Finish is still pretty sweet with a smooth hit of warming booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish. The flavors are well integrated and the bourbon isnt over the top which is nice.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, sweet feel with less alcohol than I was expecting which is always a plus.

O - It is no KH so people can stop with that, it is however a really nice BA barleywine. It has everything I love in a BA Barleywine and it was still fairly easy to finish. I am going to need to get a few bottles of this before its all gone.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalumeaux (1313) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Poured from bottle 2014 murky dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark fruit toffee caramel brown sugar and oak. Taste is sweet sticky caramel dark fruit rich and creamy with a nice alcohol notes. Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3392) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, oak, muscovado sugar, overripe tropical fruit. Taste is very sweet bucket loads of caramel and csndied fruit. Mouthfeel is sticky and oily with low carbonation and with a medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (3082) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours murky dark brown with low tanned head Aromas of caramel, burned caramel, dried fruits, hints of molasses, leather Taste has notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, muscavado, dried fruits, molasses Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, warming with average carbonation, low bitterness

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2017
This was the 2014 edition. Subtle aromas and flavors of caramel, whiskey, oak and malt. Complex beer. Nice caramel color with a very thin head and a smooth oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorkenstein (484) - - FEB 4, 2017
Aromas of toasted coconut, toffee, dates, bourbon. Taste is caramel, toffee, chocolate, dates, raisin bread, and a bourbon finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meyers1023 (93) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2017
I definitely enjoy this beer and understand the hype behind it. I have a bottle to age longer that will hopefully mellow out some of the bourbon flavor. The smell is all bourbon as well but in both the taste and nose you get hints of vanilla, dark fruits, and burnt caramel. The feel is what youd expect, more a liquor than a beer, from the smell and ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (343) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2017
Pours black withn no head Aroma; Rasins, plums, bourbon cherries and cverriesu. taste; Raisins, plums, cherries and bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1069) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2017
A: Deep brown/red/purple coloured with a offwhite head that dissapates fast N: Dried dark berries (apricot?), liqourice, cherries T: Cherry, vanilla, oak, hint of liqourice root O: Deep complex flavours! Heavy malt base and veeeery nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1290) - Bled, SLOVENIA - JAN 22, 2017
On tap@ pours dark brown color with foamy light brown head. Aroma-flavors: intense malt notes, which takes on toasted toffee, chocolate, coffee, thhen molasses, vanillin, bourbon or sherry-like alcohol note. Body is thick, texture velvetly, carbonation is low. Very imperial stout-ish barley wine.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beton (76) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Edycja 2013. Zapach to przede wszystkim kupaż ciemnych słodw, wanilii burbońskiej, słodkich dojrzałych owocw w typie śliwki, kakaowiec. Aromat intensywny, bogaty. Odczucie w ustach pełne, piwo gęste w typie likieru. Smak bourbonu, owocw kandyzowanych, wanilii, melasy, fig. Szlachetny, ułożony alkohol. Genialne piwo, ktre wymyka się klasyfikacji gatunkowej z powodu leżakowania w beczkach po BCS.


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