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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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An American barley wine aged in both bourbon and cognac barrels.

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3.4
Learninbeer (654) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2017
The aroma is a light caramel/butterscotch. Pours a dark amber brown with a minimal tan head mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is a little sweet, then a touch sour/bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy but a little thin, the carbonation lively. I think the bourbon and cognac are fighting in this rendition. Probably one or the other would have worked, there is a taste I am just not too keen on.

3.5
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2017
12 ounce bottle from the brewery. Dark brown-orange, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of oak, vanilla, whiskey, toffee. The taste is toffee, grape, oak, booze. Medium bodied, hot. 300th Barleywine!

3
weihenweizen (4166) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Opaque brown with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, wood, cognac, and a little bourbon.

2.8
blueshockey24 (649) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma is sweet tart fruit and malts. Taste is sweet malty toffee bitter with a bitter barrel finish. I dumped it. Not my thing.

3.3
SG111 (2062) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottled 01/16. So a year on it. Pours opaque Brown, off white head. Aroma is fig galore, dark fruit, raisin, plum, caramel, brown sugar, boozy bourbon sweetness, vanilla. Flavor is very sweet, saccharine, little astringent, boozy, sticky sweet sugary prune juice. Wow, that flavor is not at all in congruence with that nose. Oddly effervescent. Wow, way to really screw up the flavor. Shame.

4.1
blackflag321 (704) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle poured to a snifter. Murky, brown/red. Nicely smooth for the ABV. I think the cognac aging moderated the bourbon kick. Pleasant blend of toffee, caramel, brown sugar with oak prominent. Excellent overall. I’ll be looking for this again.

4
Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Can. Dark brown color, opaque, brown head. Aroma of burnt caramel and figs. Taste has caramel, dates, raisins. Good stuff.

3.6
rumproasts (6052) - 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (5390) - 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% it’s 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
JStax (7228) - 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.


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