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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In November of 2010, we filled 1 Jack Daniels and 1 Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel with our Barleywine (Institutionalized). The combination of these two unique barrels yield a very rich and complex finished product. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves as you swirl this beer in the snifter.

Future releases, especially the first bottle release saw this offering aged exclusively in Woodford Reserve barrels. This is noted for the 2012 December Release, but will not be seperated out.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (274) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dec 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy white head that doesn’t leave great lacing. Aroma is very bourbon oak forward with a sweet toffee notes as well. Flavor is very delicious bourbon but you are still able to pick out the sweet caramel, dark fruits, and malt notes. The end is very astringent with bourbon notes almost as if this is more than 13%. Mouthfeel is sweet full and carbonation is average. Overall this is an absolutely delicious beer that I would buy any time.


4.1
Dogbrick (14290) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Sample at the Rhinegeist Rare Beer Fest 10/28/2017 as "Straight Jacket". Hazy dark brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Patchy lacing. Aroma of oak, malt, dark fruit and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky rye whiskey, dark fruit, caramel malt and earthy hops. The finish is oaky with a fruit and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.

4.1
Niko100 (3012) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, oak, vanilla, licorice, some coconut, & bourbon; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, molasses/syrup; vanilla, spicy hops, dark fruit, and bourbon; Warm smooth finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Very good.

3.9
Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Backlog entry. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises.

4.3
tomekboniek (926) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Butelka. 12.2% vol. Barwa bursztynowa klarowna. Piana niska szara, szybko znika. Aromat intesywny, beczka, wanilia, suszone owoce, kandyzowane owoce. W smaku analogicznie, dużo wanili, bourbonu. Lekkie grzanie alkoholu. Wysoka pijalność. Bdb+

3.6
jtclockwork (17604) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2017
bottle - pours orange brown - nose and taste of thick toffee, bourbon, oak, caramel and alcohol - full bodied

4.1
BeerdedDave (1999) - Beckley, USA - OCT 23, 2017
22 oz bottle from the brewery; barleywine aged in bourbon barrells; deep reddish brown color; great, sweet caramel malt aroma with some bourbon notes; smooth, slightly sweet caramel malt flavor; nice oaky, bourbon notes - not at all overwhelming - you can certainly taste the bourbon, but the caramel malt flavor is front and center; a bit dry with some dark fruit notes

4.1
marcus (10865) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2017
On tap at Revolution. Pours orange brown with a thick clinging beige head and a fruity toasty vanilla aroma. There is a near full-bodied dark molasses flavor with plum and cgold coconut and a huge whiskey finish.

3.8
closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2017 Brown with thin yet bubbly beige head Aroma is bourbon Flava is malty with sweet boubony tart and molasses mapley notes Feels light with nice fizzy bite Finishes tangy bourbony

3.3
solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2017
A little syrupy, and a little bit of mess like my sister’s room. Some roast, lots of caramel and boiled down malt. Dark brown with decent head and lacing. Sweet finish with lots of booze. Tap at Savor.

4
gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2017
On tap at Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood, NJ. Pours translucent brown with no head. Big sweet boozy nose hints at brown sugar and whiskey. Flavor is intense with more booze and dark sugar. Hints of vanilla, oak, bourbon and pecan. Big warming alcohol in finish.


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