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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

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3.9
ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. The pour is a dark amber. The aroma is a nice blend of bourbon and an american barleywine. Solid beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bourbon, vanilla, wood. Medium mouth, candy sugar, toffee, nice bourbon, very nice.

3.6
hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and brown with a fleeting, white head. The aroma delivers singed caramel and burnt marshmallows accompanied by dark berries and a fruity-bourbony element. Medium-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor is all about charcoal and red-hot bourbon. Bitter, acrid, ethanol finish. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

3.8
mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2014
Murky brown a cream head. Bourbon, vanilla, wood, caramel and toffee. Very nice palate, heavy vanilla, wood, whisky, faint alcohol, rich finish.

3.6
DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle opened by jpdurden24. Typical barleywine nose of cloyingly sweet caramel, along with heavy oak, bourbon, and light vanilla. Pours medium maroon-brown. Fairly sharp taste of sour-mash and hot bourbon, a lot of oak tannins, and a dry, vinous finish. Just OK.

3.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Resinous hops burst through toasted bread and caramel in this flavourful but somewhat dishevelled strong ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy pale brown.
-Malts share nuttiness as well.
-Alcohol shares a little warmth.
-Bitterness is important.
-This lacks richness and depth for my personal tastes in the style.

Bottle.

3.9
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle (on Christmas)... Poured brownish with a thin forming head. Toasted, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar and wood here. Nice tasting with hints of whiskey-like booze.

4
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell. The beer is dark brown, slightly crimson. The head is light beige and forms a thin cap atop the beer. The aroma offers a healthy amount of bourbon, followed by oak, malt, booze. Good flavor, with a lot of bourbon. Alcohol presence is minimal, considering the high gravity of this beer. Really enjoyable. Recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-02-2011

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vinous, oak, raisins, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, oak, light chocolate, and toffee.

3.7
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Sample thanks to Dr. Bill. Brown pour, small head. Sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, raisin, note of oak and bourbon (vanilla), and a bit boozy. A nice old ale, that would be great for dessert.


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