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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 363   ABV: 12.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, full bodied Barley Wine with a wonderfully warming character from the malts & dark brown sugars. Held to the light, its burgundy color is fitting for a bigger beer that has aromatics that hint of the oak, the whiskey, the somewhat sweet nature, and molasses that makes this beer truly unique. Using Stranahans Whiskey barrels, we aged this beer for 6 months to impart a small amount of oak tannins and the whiskey character that combine to elevate this beer beyond its original entry into this world.

Note: 750ml BOTTLED VERSION

2013 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal - Barley Wine
2010 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal Barley Wine

2013 US Open Beer Championships Bronze Medal Barley Wine

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a rich copper color with beige head. Aroma is bread, some whiskey and a touch of candied figs. The mouthfeel is a little thin for this style of beer. I usually like a bit more legs on a BA barleywine. Some sweetness. Balanced. the booze is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle - Sweet vinous and plum notes. Clear dark copper with a thin white head. Sweet plum, light booze, caramel and light hoppy notes. Definitely American style, sweet and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5111) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Thin white head atop a clouded brown body. Nose of leather and whiskey. Flavour of whiskey cask and vanilla with undertones sweet malt. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8436) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Murky hazy brown with a big woody barrel note with slightly sour toffee. Big smooth flavor of oak, gentle whiskey and mellow dark toffee malt. Smooth and drinkable but nothing really stands out.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (815) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle 750 ml. Bought in Redstone Liquor Sotre (Stoneham, MA) more than a year ago. Pours a beuatiful dark orange with tiny white head. Aroma is an exceptionnal mix of vanilla, caramel, mint, alcohol, tobaco, and whiskey. Taste is on par. Amazing warming alcohol. Beware of the high Abv. Among the good barrel aged BW.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (11032) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Whoa!! What a beautiful beer. A little different than a lot of whiskey barreled brews in that theres still a great deal of hops coming through that provide a unique balance to the slight spice, tobacco, fruit, and bourbony vanilla flavors and aroma. Just loooved sipping on this one for a while. It was pricey, but totally worth it."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2013
I am very glad I paid half price for this because this does not impress all that well. I imagine one more year will help mellow it out but its not worth the money. Nevertheless, the booziness comes through big time on the nose with whiskey and light vanilla. The palate is thin yet the body is sticky with molasses that has more whiskey but drops off hard; some acerbicness at the end too.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
annunz123 (956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Full disclosure--Im generally not a fan of beer aged in hard liquor barrels--if I want to drink scotch or whiskey or bourbon Id drink that instead of beer--but I picked this up on special from a local store. Aroma is predictably boozy, with wood, fruit, and a little grassy hops. Flavor is the same, harsh and boozy with very little in terms of balance. Probably fine if youre into this sort of thing, but I just find this gimmicky and harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4159) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours an orange color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is red apple, fruity hops... some floral character, & some orange marmalade.

The flavor is big and rich without being overly sweet, displays some toffee and nice red apple fruitiness. The bourbon is well integrated, not really subtle, but most definatly not overbearing. The beer has a touch of spiciness and some warming alcohol.

cool.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle, 75cl, at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. A brown one, almost clear, with a minimal sized off-white head. Theres caramel, dried fruits, some alcohol, pine cones, fluor tooth paste, mint notes and a faint roasted hint in the aroma. Full body, lightly warming and with a pleasant carbonation. Theres not much impact from the booze, neither in the aroma nor in the flavor. Lasting finish with a good bitterness. Wow, first Nebraska beer and its this good. Amazing. 130817


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