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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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An American barley wine aged in both bourbon and cognac barrels.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5279) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Deep amber with small head. Big barleywine, but not as boozy as I expected. I did let our age for about a year after purchase. Toffee and dark fruit. Light oak. Warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4815) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2016
Odd Side Ales Colossal Oversight This is a barrel-aged barleywine from Michigan I got from a fellow beer lover in Kansai. At 12% its not a beer to be trifled with but it pours a beautiful deep red color with a wispy beige head. The aroma is sweet syrupy caramel with nourbon and cognac plus just hints of oak and piney hops. Full bodied with a raspy carbonation and surprisingly dry finish. The taste is malty caramel, charred oak, bourbon, sweet syrup, bitter pine, fresh green mint and maybe a touch of cognac in the finish. Smooth drinking, this is quite a good big warming BA barleywine for a cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5761) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle from flandersned. Thanks! The beer is a murky brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of wood, chocolate, raisins, some tobacco as well. Sweet and boozy taste. I get a lot of sherry like notes. Not sure of the age on this, but it tastes as though it has some to it. Big body, moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1515) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2016
12 oz bottle, apparently bottled January 25 or 26, 2016. Pours copper with many fine to small particles, off-white head. Aroma is oxidized, sticky molasses, caramelly malt, plum, oaky. Flavor is molasses, somewhat oxidized caramel malt, plum and raisin, kind of an oaky edge. Pretty tasty overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justkoehn (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Raisin aroma with medium lacing. Burnt caramel color with reddish tint. Sweet on the tongue with strong alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle - pours caramel brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, toffee, dark fruit, cognac and oak - full body

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1870) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Purchased at Sicilianos Specialty Market in Grand Rapids, MI; enjoyed at home on a hot night after running quite a bit. Appearance is ruby red with a moderate light tan head. Aroma is pretty complex, sweet, malty, with notes of bourbon and hard alcohol, light caramel and vanilla. Taste is very good, very rich and potent, dark fruit / plum notes, light piney hops, lots going on. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma and taste are lots of caramel, dark fruits, and alcohol.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Tasted in line at dld2016. Pours a clearish golden yellow. Thats about all the good I can say. Literally tastes like old beer and vomit. Quite gross.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6548) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2016
12oz bottle thanks to darrel. pours out a cloudy amberish brown topped with a small head. nose is light bourbon barrel some vanilla and a sweet caramel malt. taste is more of the light bourbon barrel notes vanilla toffee and caramel sweetness.


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