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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertimenow (22) - - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy amber color. Aroma is sweet with caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. This smells amazing. Taste follows the nose with vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and dark fruits coming through. Not too much bourbon in this one, its there, but not dominating or too "hot". Very good and would love to try this again.


3.8
Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2018
Flaska från SB delad med Lilja. Det snygga grundölet har fått väldigt mycket ekkaraktär som kanske är lite kantig och träig. Annars snygg och maffig med fudge, torkad frukt och lite cognac. Gott.

4
SG111 (2145) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Bottled. Pours orange copper color. White head. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, cherry, dark fruit, rock candy, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, cherry, rock candy, toffee, vanilla. Solid. Reminds me of Bigfoot.

3.8
zoucrew102 (2249) - - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich dark fruit aroma with notes of caramel, whiskey, oak, pine resin and booze. Pours dark caramel brown with a thin tan head that has good retention and lacing. Starts with dark fruit and caramel sweetness with a bit of the whiskey in the background as well as a full body and sticky pine resiny mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with oak flavors and pine resiny hop bitterness that linger on the palate with a bit of warming booze. Pretty good, not a huge fan of the finish, but still quite good.

3.6
dambor (861) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 Whiskey barrels. Pours ruby red with small head. Aroma: nice aroma of dried fruit, barrel and a hint of whiskey. Taste: again barrel, dried fruit and raisins. Palate is warming from alcohol.

3.6
Ritzn (1994) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Aroma is nice raisins, hop juice, creme brulee, cocoa beans, marzipan. Taste is heavy rum, creme brulee, phenols. Almost no carbonation. Too heavy and phenolic for me.

3.4
jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle. Red chestnut, offwhite foam. Strong sugary roast, caramel, light oxidized. Fullbodied, almost sticky but plenty of sparkles to prevent it. Iodine, soy, caramel sauce, berries, spice/gunpowder. ok.

3.9
SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle. Ruby color with beige head. Aroma is candied fruits, oak sugar, marzipan, prunes, Schnapspraline. Taste is oak sugar, plums, prunes, candied fruits, malty, good, nearly medicinal bitterness. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very nice classic BA Barleywine.

4.1
Samuel214 (1570) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2017
Flaska från SB. Ca ett halvår gammal. Kopparröd/mahogny med tjusig krämigt beiget skumlock. Stor doft av mörk, torkad frukt, kandisocker, rörsockersirap, ekfat, whisky och vanilj. Stor, maffig kropp med fatkaraktär. Rejäl punch i smaken med stora whiskytoner och värmande alkohol. Även här mycket kandisocker, maltsötma, smörkola och sirap. Ek och fat-toner stramar åt något. Kanske fortfarande lite väl eldig och ruffig. Kan tjäna på att ligga till sig ett tag (har som tur är en flaska till liggandes). Tror kan bli bättre!

2.8
Cool_Bond (2850) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2017
A lot of scent of whiskey and oak barrels. Taste of whiskey, oak barrels and incredibly high alcohol. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. The taste of the alcohol takes over all other tastes and sharing beer is not good. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
drsordr (2928) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark copper brown with moderate tan head. Nose barrel and dank, caramel. Taste initial caramel and toffee, light barrel, red fruit, then huge vanilla. Barrel vanilla finish.


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