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RATINGS: 388   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 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrels. The process tempers Old Ruffian’s 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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3.8
AirForceHops (7702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2016
750 ml. 2015 vintage. Nice color. Aroma is toffee, candied plums, deep raisins, whiskey. Taste is dates, sugar covered raisins, English malts, alcohol notes. The flavor that lingers the most is oak. Whiskey is here, but huge oak to boot! Finish is sweet, light bitter with some mild warming alcohol. Medium bodied, with a restrained alcohol note. Pretty nice drink.

3.7
WillRunForBeer (2735) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2016
750ml bottle shared by AirForceHops for my Bday. Thanks, Chris! Bottled March 27, 2015. Pours maple syrup brown with an off white head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Flavor is toffee, brown bread, vanilla, whiskey, oak. Moderate grassy bitterness in the finish. Alcohol well hidden.

3.6
Chalumeaux (1660) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Poured from 750ml bottle dated March 2015 thanks Airforcehops nice ruby brown pour with a nice off white head. Aromas of dark fruit caramel whiskey and vanilla. Taste is caramel vanilla oak dark fruit and some alcohol.

3.3
DCLawyer (2912) - 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
GenDV138 (7579) - 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
radagast83 (8335) - Arlington, 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
Skinnyviking (9674) - 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
bursprak (3283) - 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
RasmusOtt (2850) - 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
Klimaet (2966) - 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.


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