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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special release of our acclaimed, hefty barley wine has been aged for over 9 months in Stranahans Colorado Whiskey barrels. The process tempers Old Ruffians edges for a mellowed version with heady whiskey flavors and subtle oak notes. Each limited edition, individually-numbered bottle is special in its own right. This rounded wonder clocks in at 85-90 IBUs.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2818) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2015 750ml->snifter. Muddy brown ugliness. A: sweet malt, cardboard, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is the same, though more cardboard. Somewhat watery. Disappointing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (6710) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
750 ml bottle with DCLawyer and radagast83. Courtesy of DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Bottled 3/27/2015. Murky brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, booze, whiskey, oak. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, oak, booze, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Kinda rough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
750ml bottle shared by DCLawyer. Thanks! Bottle was from early 2015. Pours a dark brown-ruby color with a small thin white head. Aroma was sweet boozy caramel, malts, dried fruits. Light woody notes. The flavor is caramel, dark fruits, touch of wet cardboard. Okay, maybe just a little too aged or not aged enough...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9215) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Low fluffy white quickly disappearing head. Clear red body. Whisky dominated fruity spicy aroma and flavor with clear notes of alcohol. Low carbonation. Long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2769) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares vol. ?. >Fairly clear copper pour with a small head. Notes of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, dark dried fruits, prunes, some abv burn and light vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (2593) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, big hops, sweet dark malts, dark sweet fruits, vanilla and sweet barrel. The taste is sweet with bitter big fat hops, caramel, dark sweet fruits, caramel, barrel and warming alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2280) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small brown head. Aromas of hops, vanilla, bitter hops, malt, caramel, fudge. Taste is malty, caramel, orange, hops, vanilla, fudge, earthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (2004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
From bottle. Says 10.2% ABV. Pours a dark hazy amber with a medium sized, oily, off white head. Aroma is so much american barley wine. Caramel, hops, light whisky, nutty. Taste is slight sweet, but surprisingly dry. Oaky, bitter, hoppy. Too hoppy for my style of barley wine. Still decent though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4810) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2016
75CL 2011. Not sure why I kept this beer so long. So glad I did. Prune juice reddish brown. 3 finger head. Smells like old candy, apples, fig and brown sugar with light vanilla. Very smooth. Light, creamy, vanilla and fig. This is lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
2015 bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, brown sugar, whiskey, and some oak.


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