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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 4.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Barren Wood is an imperial version of our Rye Ale, aged for many months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Barren Wood gives notes of caramel, toffee, and vanilla.

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ACHops (1726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2018
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours watery dark brown with thin mocha head. Aroma is sweet rummy booze note up front, rich roasty caramel malt flavor, big toffee note on the back that lingers through. Taste is sweet rich vanilla caramel up front, molasses and dark chocolate body, lightly bourbony and oaky on the back. Excellent. Perfect balance of rich and boozy but not too boozy.

4.3
beerplace (2398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2017
355ml bottle (thx, Sean J.!) shared at Alex's. Bottled on 2017-10-30. Pours a dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is berry-bourbon, creamy, with some rosehip notes. Taste is moderately to high sweet, very complex with lots of bourbon, chocolate, cream, some toffee. Great one!

4
cobaink2 (872) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle from beer junction. Tastes of caramel, pepper and brown sugar. Vanilla and charred oak are highlight. Nice sipper.

3.9
jonas (8571) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle. Darkest chestnut, low creamy head. Leather, minerally grainy, chocolate roast aromatics. Medium full creamy body. Creamy mouthfeel. Iodine, roast, wood notes - pleasant and better put together than I like it actually: Vanilla and marzipan, tofee and licorice finish. Neat.

3.9
FinnIckler (1010) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle. Pours brown. Nose is toffee, chocolate, dried fruit, wood. Palate is bitter resin, chocolate, toffee, caramel. Delicious.

3.4
Ritzn (2188) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Dark brown with little brown head. Aroma is phenols, leather, phenolic raisins, dates. Taste is strong alcoholic phenols and rasiny oils. Almost undrinkable because of strong alcohol. Not very smooth. Ok though.

3.6
jfb (7146) - GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of brown sugar and dark toffee, with some notes of yeast, peppermint, vanilla icing and caraway seeds. flavour is mostly coconut, vanilla and cookie dough, with a light touch of sugar icing, some snails in garlic sauce, charred treebark and a light-bitter ethanolic finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation. solid affair.

4.2
anstei (2832) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle, at SinH4-5K-MoritzF-10K tasting. Pours dark brown. Aroma is bourbon, wood, lots of fermented and dried fruit, also caramel and toffee, leather. Body is heavy and strong, with lots of sugar and booze, still caramel, chewy.

4.1
SinH4 (6931) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle, many thanks luttonm! Reddish color with tan head. Aroma is fermented berries, malty, toffee, leathery. Taste is caramel, toffee, bourbon sugar, cherries, vanilla. Silky mouthfeel. Good stuff, and characterful - but not as great as you'd expect from the ratings.

4.4
Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12oz bottle, courtesy of riversideAK, pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up reduced sugars, brown sugar infused prunes, a dark jammy grape note and then spicy oaky bourbon booze. The taste delivers smooth sweet malts, a nectar rich blend of molasses and spicy black licorice and then a thin yet rich cherry reduction. Toward midway the barrel character kicks in with molasses sweetened spicy oak, a hit of dates and then boozy bourbon. Solid sipper that may still have room for improvement with more cellar time.


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