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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Big N Bold aged in bourbon barrels.

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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Even by the strong standards of the Barleywine, Kuhnhenns barrel-aged ale is some unholy beast. At 15% its dangerously potent, but it doesnt drink like a huge beer. Dark brown pour. Butterscotch, toasted malt, molasses, and vanilla aromas. Taste profile consists of dark fruit, caramel, coconut, and malt sugar. Alcohol heat is tucked away under the full-bodied malts. This is one hell of a way to be introduced to Kuhnhenn. Thisll put you right on your ass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a hazy amber color to brown with orange to reddish highlights and off-white head. Aroma is intoxicating--sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, candy sugar, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, raisins, figs, dark ripe fruit, sweet goodness. Flavor is even better than the aroma with more intensity. Medium body with a sweet and syrupy finish. One of the best BA barleywines I have had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2010 bottle in a trade with deyholla. Poured 2/12/13. Deep amber brown pour, somewhat cloudy, and with no head whatsoever. Aroma of plums, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, and toffee. Nice. Hot bourbon up front that smooths into a very sweet vanilla toffee on the back of the palate. Long lingering oaky vanilla. Medium to heavy on the palate. Alcohol warmth is there, but not overly boozy. Never had a fresh one so it could be the age. Unexpectedly smooth for 15.1%. A top barley wine for me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nephilium (1782) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
(Unknown vintage, 12 oz. bottle) The aroma is a strong smack of dark fruits, oak, a touch of vanilla, and something lurking in the back I cant place. Pours a very dark red, with just a ring and dusting of tan head. Slick oily mouthfeel, alcohol warming in the back of the throat. Not anywhere as sweet as the aroma hints at. Touches of dark fruit linger for quite a while, with hints of spice. Very drinkable for 14.5%...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Big thanks to BB63 for this bottle. Pours cloudy brown. Aroma is bourbon, malt, oak, fruit, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor is fruit, mostly cherries, toffee, bourbon. malt, and oak. Fairly heavy body. Very mouth watering, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Very little carbonation. More would make this even more incredible.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stine (1774) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 A thick chocolate colored pour. Bourbon heavy aroma. Peppery and bright. Coconut and white fruits, honey and vanilla. Fruity and boozy and malty and all in a balanced exchange. Warm and altogether very pleasant; raisins, belgian chocolate, and a general wine-like texture beneath bourbon.

Meaty malts and rich fruit-textured bourbon in the flavor. The fruit flavors, immediately, are sunny and soft, like summer fruits, not the more expectant vinous and dark pit fruits. Nectarines, and mangos, particularly. Beneath these, the vinous fruits swell calmly; raisins, strawberries, and dates. Chocolate and velvety warmth enfold. Bitterness mid-palate is in cherry pits and wooden nuttiness. Bourbon really permeates with a clean, comfortable sweetness that I havent tasted in another bourbon-barrel beer.

Oily and rich full palate; lightly tangy; lively, but thoroughly dense. A bit of cocoa and more spirit sweetness in the finish, where alcohol is still remarkably laid back. Pitch-perfect execution of some gorgeously lush textures, and done with the just the right degree of restraint. Masterful. Many thanks again, Ken!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Tap. Deep brown color. Thin head fades quickly and leaves no lacing. Rich malty and fruity aroma. Bourbon notes a abundant. Raisiny flavors. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1763) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2017
At the Barleywine event. Vintage 2014. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, barrel, hops, toffee, eh. Appearance is amber, light tan head, clear. Taste is booze, barrel, caramel, hops, harsh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, booze aftertaste. Overall, not good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Pours brown. Nose is big dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, wood, sweet toffee, brown sugar, figs, dates, plum, raisin the whole gamut. Flavor is super rich sweet fruits, cane sugar, plum, beets, bourbon, oak, vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, apple, grapes. So much going on in there. beautiful beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1679) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2005 bottle thanks to maltomeal at the Houston July RB tasting. Poured dark brown with a small head. Nose is very alcoholic, chocolatey, caramel with some fruity notes (!). Taste of soy, chocolate, sweetness-very complex. Dry but effervescent. Very smooth. Excellent!


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