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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 301   ABV: 10.03%
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2011 Barley Ryne 2/3 Ale, 1/3 Ale MATURED in BOURBON BARRELS.

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3.2
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft... Clear ruby ale. The bouquet offers orange zest, candy sugar, dried dark fruits and fruitcake. I’m also picking up some rye spiciness. Full-bodied and oily with busy carbonation. The flavor is very sweet and borders on cloying - cotton candy and Karo brown syrup stand out. Finishes sticky and sweet.

3.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: September 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, touch of sour cherry, growing oak, sweet caramel and vanilla rounds out the bourbon component
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, vanilla and dark caramel sweetness, light oak, growing bourbon character
Overall: a stealth barleywine from Terrapin
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.7
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber. Rust brown pour with minimal head. Nice nose of wood and sweet. Smooth full palate. Sweet caramel, low bitter, very nice.

3.2
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Hazy red orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. No lace really sticks, just a couple dots. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Dark fruit notes. Lightly spicy. Some woody tannins, light vanilla whimsey. Not much to it overall, though. Some light notes of oxidization. Tastes sort of "old", but not terribly "old". Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden, not a factor at all, really. OK barley wine, but it hasn’t really aged well. Not atrocious, but not amazing. Dan was pretty disappointed by it (he didn’t want to finish it).

3.7
arminjewell (9669) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap, listed as 2011 Barley Ryne, dark orange-red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, red fruits into a bit of oak, bourbon into some sherry, oxidized notes into a bit of rye, spice. Taste was toast, rye, some caramel, slight wheat notes into some spirit, oak, bourbon into some fruit, finishing sweet.

3.4
drowland (8730) - Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle awhile back... not sure why I never rated. Rich brown pour with a decent khaki head. Slight BA aroma with earthiness and mustiness. Laid back malty flavor with a touch of BA and earthiness. Underwhelmed.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bomber courtesy of Homer321, thanks Sean. It pours up with a murky amber body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin light tan head. The aroma offers up a nice mix of sweet prunes and figs to go along with a smooth sweet modest bourbon note and a sliver of vanilla. The taste begins smooth and it quickly gets into sweet prunes, figs, raisins and molasses. It then picks up a modest smooth sweet bourbon note that adds just enough to the experience. Great barrel contact time here. It gets a bit earthy at times into the finish. Nice sipper.

3.3
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some spitty white head. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, orange, booze. Sweet flavor, oranges, malty, caramel, a little pine sol. Full, sticky finish.

3.8
radagast83 (8069) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser. Thanks! Poured a red-amber color, caramel, notes of sweet malts. Alcohol totally hidden. Wow.

3.1
drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2011 bottle from Brusin Ales. Murky brown pour. Some caramel and fruit. But unfortunately, this bottle has note aged well in a short time for such high ABV. Wet cardboard throughout. Otherwise, it could be a nice barleywine.


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