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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (11331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at craigs. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is toffee, caramel, coconut, fruity, taste is similar, really rich, harsh bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear dark brown with no head. Aromas of caramel, spice, burnt toffee. Taste is creme caramel, toffee, prunes, but dries out nicely on the finish for the strength. Some booze notes, dried fruit. PX almost.12th July, gusher tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Pretty good barleywine but I dont think this is something I will be actively seeking more of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Couch! Awesome aroma. Raisins, toffee, chocolate, cherries, figs, and vanilla. Tastes moderately sweet. Very light oxidation. Loads of dark fruit and smooth bourbon. Rich and delicious. Seems to have held up pretty well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (997) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smell is bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is the same with the addition of chocolate. Nice texture, but has some mild alcohol taste and warmth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dwmiller16 (112) - Delaware, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bomber from 2011. Pours black with a bit of tan foam. Amazing nose of caramel and vanilla and bourbon and cocoa. Same flavor follow though on the palate with a very creamy mouthfeel. Excellent brew that shouldn't be passed up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
HMOG 2015. Loooong time want here. Hype withstanding, this is a gorgeous beer. Bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, molasses, oak, smooth booze, fig. The quality bourbon really does translate into a better beer. I have had Pappy barrels a handful of times and it just makes for some beautiful and smooth characteristics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
At my place on mans poker night. Aroma is fuck yes amazing. Decadent beautiful raison bourbon. Taste is fuckibg amazing, fuck yeah, tasty, some sweetness, beautiful spirits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4125) - Alingss, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle shared with friends. Bottled at 2011 Poured a dark brown colour with no head at all. Toffee, oak, raisins, bourbon, Carmel, toasted nuts, vanilla, dark red fruits, one hell of a big sticky mouthfeel. As it warms up this one turns out to a monster! Aged superb. Got me thinking at every sip if this was the best barleywine ive had this far. But yes. This beats the MOAS 2011 with just 0,1 point incredible

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5717) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle shared at Kane. Poured with the appearance of a nice cognac, super thick and syrupy brown with no carbonation what so ever. Aroma was complex with the usual suspects for a big BW, caramel, toffee, molassess, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light char along with a touch of butter and some straight up alcohol. Syrupy body with very noticable heat and no carbonation. I found the flavor a bit smoother than the aroma with no butter and although the alcohol was there it wasnt as strong as it was in the aroma. Great beer Im glad I was in the right place at the right time to try.

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