High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine (Buffalo Trace Barrel)

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Aged for nearly six months in a Buffalo Trace barrel that was hand-picked by Healthy Spirits and sold exclusively at Healthy Spirits to celebrate San Francisco Beer Week 2012.
Yield = 216 bottles (22 oz.)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5544) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Dark brownish pour. Bourbony, toffee, booze, some dried dark fruit, wood, vanilla, and some oxidation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (913) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Not sure if this is correct for Sacramento beer week 2013. On tap at boneshaker. Aroma is fruity, flavor is also fruity and like a wine. There is a good note of the high adv. Palate is sweet didnt finish too dry

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle pour. Thin fizzy light tan head. Overwhelming smell of bourbon vanilla and fruit all rolled into one. Medium to thick body with heavy wood aspects lingering afterwards. A tiny bit too oxidized for the flavor. Quite tasty though. Would love to try this fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Old and in the Way
Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet cocolate aroma, caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, rich chocolate, bourbon, caramel and vanilla
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (14386) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, toffee, dried fruit, light bourbon and lightyy spice with a smooth lingering oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (6324) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Healthy Spirits. It pours a dark chestnut brown with no head even nine months after its release. The aroma is nutty and earthy with notes of bourbon, salty raisins, caramel and alcohol. The flavor is still super hot and dead flat with notes of raisins, alcohol, plastic, whiskey, caramel. Im not a big fan of this, which surprises me since I love High Water.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Picked this bottle up earlier this evening at a Wholefoods in San Francisco ($13). Pours a dark red/brown with a froth of light tan foam. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, alcohol spice, brown sugar, dark sweet malt, figs, plum and more bourbon through the finish. Taste is bourbon up front and through the finish with some alcohol heat and beneath there is a dense, chewy barley wine with caramel, toffee, and rich, sweet malt. Coating mouthfeel. The bourbon is slightly hot but the base beer (referenced as an 11 vintage on the label) is presenting as very smooth and decadent and its sweetness plays well off the bourbon. Exellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a still, deep brown with no head. Malts and chocolate are full., but the overwhelming influence is bourbon. Considerable heat as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2324) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. A modest improvement over the original. Roasty burnt toffee with a sweet bourbon note, dark fruits including prune, wood, and a touch of savory character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25652) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty woody vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon vanilla finish.

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