RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
It is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged in freshly decanted Kentucky Bourbon barrels. With a rich malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this bold barrel-aged Barley Wine comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Nice looking orange-red-amber pour; almost-fizzy eggshell head becomes a sparse covering; no lacing. Aroma oak, caramel, malt sugar, alcohol--not bad. Rather falls apart in the flavor; sharp, uncharacteristic bitterness, cheap bourbon flavor; finish is excessively astringent, and there are plenty of quality 10% brews that hide it much better than this. Medium-thin, almost frothy body. Not as bad as the first 20 raters suggest, but there’s much better out there.

Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
Malzig trockener Antrunk. Geringe Herbe, deutlich würzig, spritzig. Rund, vollmundig, etwas zu schwach. Gut. 10/9/9/9//9

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, a citrus hops. Flavor had big alcohol taste mixed a nice hop action and lots of fruit and malt flavors.

markducommun (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Clear tan red, almost no head. Lightly fruity, vanilla, alcohol on the nose. Pretty sweet. Very upfront alcohol. Quite oily. Medium body. Fine. Not terribly well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2016
beardsonbrews hooked me up with this gem... I am SURE I’ve had it before, but am still stoked to get a new review! Thanks Mike!! Pours a little hazy amber with a good light khaki head.. Caramel and treacle notes with vanilla woody tannins.. A bit astringent but gets a lot better with warmth.. Cool to try an old favorite once again, thanks buddy!!

cgarvieuk (25992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark brown.. Boozy.. Soft toffee malts nose... Big sweet bourbon ftont.. Soft toffee malts.. Meaty sweet toffee roast

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Clear deep plum color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is alright given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.25 S: The barrel comes through well. Big leather, vanilla, and oak. Caramel, toastiness. Just a few hints of dark fruits including plum, red apple, and a touch of raisin. The base beer doesn’t offer a whole lot. 2.25 T: The taste is severely lacking. It’s all barrel and no base beer. Leather, tannic astringency, vanilla, oak. Toasty. Just a touch of plum, raisin, and toffee. Overall pretty dry. 2.25 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lacking all creaminess. 2.0 D: This is a pretty piss poor beer. Fails miserably as a barleywine. ★ 720 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 12, 2015

Dorkenstein (564) - - DEC 18, 2015
The bottle I’m using to rate this was bottled on 10/20/14, so this review isn’t entirely the same as when it’s fresh. This barely wine smells of caramel and candied dates. Taste is a syrupy caramel with some tart berries. The barrel flavor shows up in the finish. It’s better than when I had it fresh a year ago.

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Poured a ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruit and oak. Flavor is caramel upfront by a big bitter and booze punch, something off, and an oak finish. Not great.

crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2015
355ml bottle. This tastes like a bunch of highly rated oxidized barleywines so the ilk that enjoys that stuff might dig this. It is musty, sweet and white raisin/carmally, some barrel funk, oxidization, typical of the style.

tsd08460 (1246) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bourbon, oak, vanilla Appearance: clear amber, tan head Taste: bourbon, oak, vanilla, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty.

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