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RATINGS: 376   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8227) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Yes! .. The original is good, this is miles ahead.. . Dark brown, with good firm head, lacing is also well done .. . some dark fruit, coffee, irish coffee, and roast .. . just damn good! .. . Im just supposed to smile and stay out of the conversation and say things like: "Damn," "Shit," and "That is whack."

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle shared at a Portland BA/RB tasting... Poured an amberish/brown color. A great tasting, smooth beer. Lots of fruits notes and sweet, candied-like grains. Low hops on this bad boy, but lots of whiskey and oaky tones creating a truly wonderful sipping experience.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MikeTheWizard (14) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2010
Maybe I had a bad bottle conditioned bottle.... I opened it after keeping it in my fridge since christmas and it barely gave a "hiss" when I took the cap off. Poured with no head and a dark ruby color. I can taste its potential... Very strong vanilla and warm whiskey oaked essence. Traces your trachea with a subtle warmth, vouching for its high ABV. But seriously no carbonation at all. I might buy another bottle to see if the one I got was a fluke. Kinda bummed, but the flat beer tastes great. And I will probably be drunk after this. God bless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
Tasting at Paps
Cloudy brown color. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and vanilla. Caramel flavor, sweet and smooth because of the bourbon vanilla, with a good body strength, whisky alcohol, nuts. The final is also a bit dusty. alcoholic. Decandent, good; good but decadent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2010
Poured a very dark and slightly cloudy mahogany color with a short, off-white head. The aroma was dominated by the bourbon. As it opened, dark fruits and vanilla came out. The flavor was again mostly bourbon with malts, vanilla and even some chocolate coming into play. Thick mouthfeel with plenty of alcohol heat. Not bad, just too much bourbon and not enough else to make it truly special.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle from bleeng
Pours thick and slick amber with a nose of raisin hairspray and raisin bread. Flavor is smooth bourbon raisin oak whiskey. Thick on the tongue. Nice cold night sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (8016) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Rating #2100. Bottle. Thanks Papsoe for sharing. Reddish amber with a creamy off white longlasting head. The aroma is highly fruity, oak, sweet caramel, barley and berries. The flavour is bourbon, oak, vanilla, barley, ripe fruit, caramel and warming alcohol. Ripe fruity and warming alcoholic finish. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11983) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
#12 at papsoe blind tasting clear amber, small smooth lacing light brown head sweet malty, old beer, almost marzipan sweet, wood, balanced by a little hops. lighly oxidized, quite awesome barle wine. flavor is sweet malty, caramel, dryness, very well balanced barley wine style beer, does not taste bad from aging, wood,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15770) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Paps. Tasted blind. Pours unclear amber with a red hew and a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Toffee, barrel and dried fruit. Very vinous with a whiff of hot alcohol, liquorice and hops. Sticky and oily. Nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of . No. 243/461. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Somewhat rustic aroma, Bourbon and licorice allsorts. Medium body, some caramel and licorice allsorts with a massive alcohol burn. 270310


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