RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Pours black and beautiful, with a full tan head. My first thought was "This isnt barley wine, this is a stout! Bourbon/oak aroma is fairly forward here, with some vanilla and a light smoke. Smells pretty darn sweet. Flavor is, yes, sweet, with yet more vanilla, oak, tobacco, and a very light touch of hops in the finish. Definitely has some alcohol warmth, no doubt about that. Very good. Curious to see what itll be like in 6 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1169) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beton (52) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (3260) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
2013 edition. Whale week. 1/10 You only turn 40 once. Pours silky, oily low carbonation dark brown cola. Aroma is sweet malt, plums and raisins. Accents of sweet bourbon and vanilla. Taste starts with a slightly sharp alcohol bite with plum/raisin, fig, a little hops and a nice accent of bourbon. Just how I like it, not overpowering, just blends well with the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (1067) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle, 1 pint. 2016 edition. Opaque dark brown, frothy to minimal tan head. Strong aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, bourbon. Full bodied, soft fizzy carbonation. Thick and oily. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter. Rich fruity flavors into a complex alcohol finish. Unlike any other barleywine, astounding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (761) - MEXICO - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle, 500ml. 2015 edition. A darl reddish beer with no head. Aroma is of bourbon and dried fruits. Taste is bitter with a strong dried fruit character. Roboust bodied, dense and oily. Feels like an Imperial Stout, but sweeter. Oustanding barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle share. Pretty smooth. Mildly sweet and nutty aroma. Feels kind of syrupy, Slick. Taste is mellow, lots of Rich flavors, sweet, gentle warmth. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahuth (422) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Draft. Pours black. The palate is sticky and full psy. The taste is sweet. Oaky bourbon after taste. Awesome barleywine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (962) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Fork in Gainesville, VA 13.6 % ABV, 2016 release Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, woody, caramel Appearance: deep amber with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Blown away with this one. My first time drinking Bourbon County Barleywine and I sure hope to have it again next year. I never dreamed I would prefer a barleywine over a stout but this one really grabbed me. Delicious, sweet and easy to drink along with a nice warming winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Livendadream (220) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 10, 2016
2013 btl pours a cloudy dark brown with ruby highlights, tan head fades fast leaving no lace. Aromas of burnt brown sugar,molasses,whiskey,leather and licorice. Tastes of sweet toffee, malts, alcohol,dates,sweet tabacco and dark chocolate. Full body, under carbonated, syrupy mouthfeel and a sweet,alcoholic finish. I didnt like this beer at 1st but it is growing on me. It is very sweet almost cloying but the plethora of flavors are very interesting.

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