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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Launch into the exquisite flavors of bourbon with splashes of vanilla. Watch for currents of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Generous amounts of hops and malts make for a smooth journey from start to finish. Decadent desserts and aged cheeses make superb companions.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (2097) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Appearance: beautiful clear dark ruby red, short sticky off-white head, syrupy legs. Aroma: caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, oaky booze, hint of herbal hops. Taste: strong malts (caramel, toffee, maple syrup), with solid hops (herbal and resinous). Finish: . medium-strong bitterness, with a little flowery hop notes lingering (and a boozy burn). Notes: Appearance and aroma implied a huge, chewy, blast of malty barleywine bludgeoning. However, the palate was surprisingly light and drinkable. Flavors were balanced. Not my favorite style of beer. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
Clear dark amber with a large creamy beige head. Aroma is herbal and citrus hops, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a hint of alcohol. Full body with a soft fizzy carbonation. Flavour is bourbon, chocolate, little fruits, caramel with a small bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours hazy brown with thin tan head. Aroma has big nose of caramel malt and light bourbon notes. Taste has huge malt flavor. Lot of alcohol. Definitely a sipper. Not much bourbon in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Pours an deep amber color with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla, dried dark fruits, and bitterness. Taste is dark fruits, vanilla and bitter hops. Body is heavy with average carbonation. Overall, a decent, but not exceptional barley wine. Bourbon barrel influence is very subdued.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3606) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours a clear mahogany with a sticky light tan head. The aroma is complex. Brown sugar, dried fruits, caramel, vanilla. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma had me anticipating and there is a strong hop presence in the flavor that also wasnt evident in the aroma. American style BW. Well balanced, this one could age a while. Very smooth and hides its alcohol quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6254) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2011
750 ml bottle - Michael Jacksons Rare Beer Club, 8/28/11

Aroma: The nose is lots of bourbon, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, wood, spice, and vanilla
Appearance: A dark mahogany-brown color with a fairly small beige head and light lacing
Flavor: Tastes fairly malty, lots of caramel/toffee, and a big bourbon/wood presence as well
Palate: The body is fairly full, sticky, a soft carbonation, and with a lingering warmth and spice
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a solid beer. The barrel aging works fairly well. I like this beer, but I didnt really find it overwhelmingly exciting. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (8347) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2011
did i hurt your feelings stinky?? .. . first off, love the label- very amusing .. . pours a deep camel brown, good foam .. . bourbon, wood, pepper, and toffee .. . fantastic stuff, quite subtle for a barrel aged beer .. . . Lisa, vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and Eskimos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear reddish brown copper color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, wood and small dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle at Theis and Mette tasting. It pours a hazy amber colour with a tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruits with a hint of hops. Flavour is bitter hops, slightly roasted malt, caramel, fruit and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Deep copper with foamy tan head and lace. Huge dried fruit/raisin, molasses aroma. Bourbon, dark brown sugar, dried fruit, resiny bitter, really sweet with nice warmth. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

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