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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, malty body with caramelized character and hints of raisins, nuts, and figs. Pairings: fruit crisps, crème brulee, salted caramels, slow-roasted meats.

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3.7
Travlr (26066) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine. Gusher. Clear deep amber color, thin tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of burnt toffee, caramel, bourbon. Taste is sweet, boozy chocolate, bourbon, caramel, light butterscotch. It works.

3.8
madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2017
31st July 2017
Hackney Bottleshare. Thanks to Danny. Hazy amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and mildly dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, slightly thin. Spicy bourbon but it never gets out of hand. Bitterish bourbon ensues with a slight savoury vibe. Dried fruits. Trace of Port wine berry fruits. Smooth dry finish. Spicy linger. Nice.

3.2
Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours clear amber with a bubbly white head. Toffee on the nose, light butterscotch, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor, boozy, with some buttery toffee and rich fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Gooey semi-dark sugars on the finish with present booze, buttery toffee, rich ripe fruits. So so.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20607) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Chestnut brown / dark amber with little in the way of a head. Nose carries prominent bourbon tones, dark toffee fudge, spice, woody booze, vanilla. Taste comprises rich malt, caramel, creme brulee, good dose of bourbonics, rich fruit cake, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent enough barley wine, doesn’t drink at 12%!

4.3
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Clear dark orange to red color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is sweetish, dark fruits, raisins, quite strongly vanilla and bourbon. Taste malts, sweetish, raisins, lots of bourbon, lightly vanilla, wood. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Wow, very nice!

3.9
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Nathan. Pours a clear copper with small beige head. The aroma is strong gorp and vanilla. Medium mouth with similar flavor to nose, nice sweetness, very good.

3.8
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Nice clear red-amber. Lovely aroma with malt, caramel, some cookies, bourbon, vanilla, some coconut, a bit of nuts, a bit of chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, vanilla, cookies, bourbon, some fruitiness and a light chocolate note. Rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.

4
Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon, dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet alcohol finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.

3.9
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. The beer is clear deep reddish-amber color with a medium white head that recedes quickly to a thin outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, dark fruit and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, figs and caramel malt. The finish is mildly boozy with a rich malt and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good overall.


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