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RATINGS: 400   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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3.6
dambor (839) - 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 (1890) - 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 (8160) - Garching b. München, 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 (6396) - 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 (1507) - 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 (2810) - 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 (2885) - 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.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10947) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2017 750 ml bottle shared with drsordr and Corey. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, wood, some oxidation as this had a little age, some late bitterness, a bit of the alcohol, good.

4.2
jesperhammer (4946) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2017
27-NOV-2017, bottle @home, from Systembolaget, brought by Erik, thx. :-)
Almost clear, dark mahogany with a lasting, slightly lacing, off-white head.
Bourbon, dried fruit, grape fruit.
Very hoppy Barley Wine. Very bitter, not really sweet. Lively carbonation, medium body. Great.

3.5
Jorn69 (3372) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2017
@ fillepolo 20171102. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and caramely, woody, dried fruits and whiskey, vanilla, dill, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and malty with alcohol.


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