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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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A well executed Wing Over is smooth and dramatic. This beer is no exception. Wing Over is a big, complex, American-style Barleywine featuring two English caramel malts and four American hops. Wing Over’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed.

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3.8
tightslice (1438) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 29, 2017
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is big bourbon aromas, caramel, oak. Taste is bourbon-ed caramel candy. Very drinkable but not especially unique.

3.7
blipp (9696) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Draft. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, caramel and toast, a little coffee, vanilla, and mild bourbon. Solid.

3.7
Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
2015 bottle. Dark amber shade. Finger of head. Aroma of toffee, oak, butterscotch, vanilla, brown sugar, raisin. Chewy texture with more toffee and red fruits. Quite dry. Mouthfeel is a bit flabby, and the heat can be distracting, but it’s pretty nice stuff.

4.1
MarcoDL (5385) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Aroma of malt, raisin, ripe fruit and vanilla. Rich flavor of vanilla, raisin, ripe fruit, caramelised malt and a long rich finish. I love these heavy bourbon BA barley wines.

4.1
Martinus (4703) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Red brown colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, red fruits, malts, raisins, vanilla. Bitter sweet flavour, malts and vanilla. Finish malts, honey and bourbon.
(from 75cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, BDomua!)

3.7
caesar (7286) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1, small sample. Thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of bourbon, raisin, vanilla, caramel. Bit boozy. Vanilla, cookie, boozy. Ok, but I’m not as enthusiastic as my fellow tasters.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out amber topped with a small head. Nose is caramel big malty sweetness bourbon barrel vanilla spice some pit fruit. Taste is more of the heavy malts nice sweetness plenty of the bourbon barrel goodness vanilla and some pit fruit on the end.

4.8
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Thank you Benzai! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Bottle # 3246/7587. In Belgium that is like a massive batch going to industrial, USA it is small & numbered, crazy. Dark brown amber, little head. Nose is massive thick molasses, sugar, candy, warming thick molasses, bourbon, sweet, sugar, vanilla, rich. Taste is alcoholic sugar, molasses, caramel, vanilla, warming, maple, sugar, thick sweet malts, caramel, warming, very faint bitterness,…. Thick warming malty & sugary. Delicious, awesome, this is how I like it.

4.5
Benzai (16690) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from bottle shared @ ZZT 2016-1. Nice dark red to red-brown color, medium sized beige head that leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, sweet malts, whisky, bourbon. Taste malts, some sweetness, whisky, bourbon, bitter, wood, oak. Absolutely lovely. Full body, medium carbonation. Lovely beer. Very nice indeed!

4.3
DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Amber to brown colour with a small offwhite head. Smells sweet, malty, barleywine. Tastes lovely. Tastes caramal, malt, sweet, pretty nice. Medium body, soft carbo.


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