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style
RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Twisted Reality Barley Wine aged in Jim Beam oak barrels

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3.9
Tmoney99 (14748) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark golden color with a frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark malt and small dark alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10580) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2017
750 ml bottle shared with Tmoney99 and the Nine Giant crew. Pours a hazy amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, bigger Jim Beam barrel character, wood, vanilla, still has a boozy character, dark fruits, interesting.

4.1
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
2012 on tap at the brewpub. Like a rich blueberry wine. Mild tart well malted. Geniusand dangerously drinkable.

3.5
djd07 (15270) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is caramel and bourbon. Medium mouth with caramel, vanilla, wood, and nice booze, very good.

4
j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Dany after our rooftop dinner. Wood and vanilla, sweet caramel. Warm and sweet, nice creme brulee. Long sweet caramel and toffee. Not my preferred style but this was quite lovely.

3.4
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours an amber color with white head. Oak, booze, dark fruit flavors.

3.6
cubs (10652) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a tan head. A bit sharp, whiskey, caramel apple, brown sugar, caramel aroma. Slit lay fruity, pretty boozy, toffee, whiskey, banana flavor. Ok.

4.2
Mad_Ferret (1023) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle sample @ Manker Beer Blog birthday party.
App: Clear brownish amber with a small yellowed head.
Aroma: Caramel, burnt sugar, brandy/cognac/bourbon, vanilla, dried fruit, apricot, hint of grapefruit, licorice root.
Taste: Sweet caramelly with dried fruit, leather, tobacco, sweet whisky/bourbon, vanilla, woody finish with alcohol heat.
Palate: Big oily body, soft carbonation.
Overall: Big caramelly bourbon barley wine with a nice mature leathery touch to it. Very nice!

4.1
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Picked this up a trade last winter. Pours hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and sweet malt. Flavors of toffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, and sweet malty goodness of a BA Barley Wine. Solid all the way around.

3.9
pushkinwow (2850) - Ottawa, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
750ml bottle from 2011. Dark mahogany with no head. Oak, light vanilla, some booze, smooth, semi-sweet and strong malt backbone, some caramel, get some plum and surpringly tangerine notes (although think fruit allowed to soak in a whiskey cake for a while). Mild carbonation, full body, smooth, somewhat sweet, becomes slightly dry on the finish. I think some time did this one good - whiskey has balanced out and no longer overwhelms the palate.


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