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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
American barleywine aged with cherries in wood.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB. Considering its heritage (a big hoppy monster of an american style BW), I was surprised to see just how subtle this beer became. The brownish red cloudy beer has minimal head and a soft sweet aroma. The bourbon was evident, though not overpowering. While the cherries came through they blended nicely with the toffee and vanilla overtones throughout the beer. This was one of my first samples and really became the benchmark for the others to attain. A few did, but this was a nice start that would only get better with a bit of age in the bottle.

GlasgowTAD (1778) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours light brown with no head. Aroma is cherries, slight cognac and a hint of old cellar. Taste is cherries, slight cognac, touch of heat and some hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied. Had some carbo when poured.

fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, laber larver, cherry, wood, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, wood, cherry, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130831]

gunnfryd (14895) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle at TSODRSG13. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, cherries, malt, vanilla, fruit, hop, caramel. Flavour is bourbon, cherries, malt, vanilla, fruit, hop, caramel. World class beer.

hallinghansen (3193) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Hazy brownish body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, raisins, plums, brown sugar, oak, cherries. Flavor is sweet, raisins, dark fruit, brown sugar, cherries, oak. Delicious beer.

Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle shared by eorwar at DLD. Served in a DLD mini snifter. A: Pours a hazy brown color with some orange highlights. A khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin head. S: Big barrel character with some oak, vanilla and big sweet malts. Some bourbon character with a light hop backing. Light fruity cherries as well. T: Sweet malt base with a piney hop character. Oak,bourbon and sweet vanilla with a caramel and burnt sugar aspect. Fresh cherries on the back end. M: Medium bodied with a chewy texture. Medium carbonation with a sweet and fruity texture. O: I enjoy the regular BA behemoth a lot more than this, but this was still really good. The cherries were there and it was a nice touch. Serving type: bottle 05-24-2013

back (2158) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Kobber skum ingen Træ portvin alc bær malt chokolade Sød moderate Flad @f1

Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head. Cherries, bourbon, toffee, bread and caramel. Soft and complex. Absolutely lovely.

Benzai (15619) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Sampled @ RB Danish Summer Gathering 2013 day 2, Ulfborg. Bottle. Opaque brownish-red color, small white to off - white head. A bit weird aroma. I get malts, liquor, apple, cherries and alcohol at the same time. Taste malts, sweetness, liquor, alcohol. There’s absolutely fruityness there but I don’t really get cherries really clearly. Heavy beer, but not one of my favorites.

chrisv10 (17460) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, wood, oak, dark fruits and notes of cherries. Flavour is malt, cherries, dark fruits, wood, fruit, oak, medium sweet,

Rasmus40 (20807) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and notes of cherries. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. Seems higher than 12.5 % ABV. 310813

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