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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 399   ABV: 13.3%
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A sipping beer to the core, Barleywine by itself is a traditional British digestif. After months of maturation in Bourbon barrels, our barleywine mellows thoroughly, with a luxuriously rich mouthfeel and a soft, rounded finish. Caramel malts shine through on this copper hued ale with hints of vanillin imparted by the toasted oak barrels, making Bourbon Barleywine a decadent accompaniment to sweets, or a dessert all by itself.

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3.5
jtclockwork (17374) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle - pours orange brown white head - nose and taste of bourbon, toffee, caramel, oaky vanilla - full bodied

4.2
egajdzis (6769) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2017
Hazy red brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Caramel, vanilla, wood, bourbon, dark fruits, and some alcohol in the finish.

4.3
stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle from Modern Liquors. Murky brown pour, lasting creamy head. Big malty aroma, some wood, some booze. Taste continues the malt assault , caramel, chocolate, tootsie rolls. Barrel aging adds some heat, and compliments in a nice way. Wow!

3.8
Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Sample at Aficionado’s during the "Big Bad Bottle Share" on 02/10/2017. The beer is a cloudy brown color with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, caramel malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, roast malt, caramel and ripe fruit. The finish is oaky with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at the 4th Annual Barleywine Tasting at Nicole’s house on January 28. 750 mL bottle, 2014 vintage. The pour is a nice dirty amber brown color with a thicker tan head and a couple spots of lace ad it falls. The aroma is heavy on the dried fruit and molasses. There is a sweet caramel and a light hoppiness that is detected. The woodiness from the barrel balances out with a hint of vanilla on the finish. The flavor is pretty good. There is a lot of bready malt. The caramel sweetness and dried fruits come into their own a little more, and then the hops fade. It’s good. I like the balance of the barrel. The mouth feel is soft and light with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly boozy caramel finish. I like this one a fair bit.

3.7
ebone1988 (2163) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2017
At the Barleywine event. 2014 vintage. Aroma is hops, bourbon, caramel, booze, barrel. Appearance is amber, haze, light tan head. Taste is caramel, toffee, bourbon, wood, hops, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, boozy caramel aftertaste. Overall, good.

3.9
blueshockey24 (649) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2017
2015 Bottle. Pours dark amber reddish with tan head. Aroma is sweet bready with notes of toffee brown sugar and dried cherries or dates. Taste is sweet toffee like with a bourbon alcohol malty toffee finish. I like it.

3.9
hman43 (1802) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2016
It pours a cloud dark amber color with a tan head. There are various malty aromas that include bread and toffee. In addition there are aromas of dried fruits and molasses. The flavors are sweet with bread, toffee, molasses, bourbon, dried fruits, and alcohol. It is moderately bitter with a full body. There is also a bit of alcohol warmth. It is a very rich malty beer that is complex with the malts and complimented by the bourbon and dried fruit.

3.7
Bule (2274) - California, USA - APR 15, 2016
750ml bottle of 2016 release pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Sweet maltiness with a touch of toffee. Noticeable alcohol. A little harsh.

3.7
rxeight (3278) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2016
C&C 750. Murky brown. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee. Pastry sweetness. Very smooth with very booze alcohol for something so big.


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