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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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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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3.7
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle. Nice, super dense, super creamy looking ultra-light tan colored head that can completely cover the glass with a swirl. Underneath lay a deep auburn color. Nose is mostly caramelized sugar with somewhat piney hop touches around the edges. Flavors bring more caramelized sugar and piney hop notes, but not really much of the bourbon character. Its nice and clean though and tastes like every single lagunitas beer should taste like if they werenít riddled with their depressing house character. But, styles like this...with everything being a combination of caramelized sugar and piney hops without much complexity whatsoever or much of anything else going on, tend to bore me. The alcohol is nicely hidden though and is detected solely by its warmth...itís a decent beer, but it needs much more bourbon character because Iím having issues getting any hints of it.

3.6
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Tap at 16 Tons. Nice mahogany pour with ruby highlights and a nice off-white head. Smells slightly nutty with caramel, vanilla and light bourbon Tastes of oak, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Solid barleywine.

3.6
joergen (27970) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle at Theis og Mette. Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of oak. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruit and hops with notes of oak. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.9
nearbeer (5365) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2011
750 Ml. Címon guys quit cagin and corkin your great beer. The last one exploded on me, and this one the cork broke off half way. You make great beer, not wine! Nice mahogany body with a quarter inch of creamy foam. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, caramel, hints of orange toffee. Flavor is more orange toffee with chocolate, some citrus, mint and just a hint of the bourbon barrel. Medium-heavy body is smooth, well-balanced, and very drinkable.

3.6
sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at Theis and Metteís. Pours a clearish brown with an off-white head. Sweet with aromas of caramel, hops and lightly toasted malts. Hoppy aromas of grape fruit. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish with warming alcohol hints.

4.1
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear amber - white head. Barley, raisins, fruity, roasted, bread, sweetness, chocolate notes, dried fruits, raisins, nice alcoholic.............

3.9
Plovmand (8266) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle shared by joergen - thanks. Pours hazy reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is very fruity with notes of bread, barley, caramel and fruity hops. The flavour is dark fruity, chocolate, apricot, citrus, bourbon and warming alcohol. Long dark fruity finish. Very good.

3.5
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle pours a clear amber/red with a one finger off white head. Scent is hops and sweet malts. Taste is very balanced malty/hoppy with a hint of boubon as it warms.

3.9
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle... Poured dark, amber with a thin, off white head. Nose had some bourbon and malt tones. A little sweetness here, could definitely tell that the base beer was the Anniversary Barleywine. Vanilla, whiskey notes, oak, tannins, dark fruits. Thinner body, herbal notes too.

3.9
Dorwart (2583) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Nice strong beige head of fine and dense bubbles. Lots of pine sap, roasted malts, some spicy bourbon and a bit of brown sugar. Color is a very dark brown with a bit of a reddish hue. Sweet and malty flavor with some caramel, roasted grains, a decent bit of piney hops and some dried fruit. Very rich and full flavored brew with just a hint of the bourbon in the flavor. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Finishes rather bitter and a bit dry and leaves a malty residue in the mouth. A pretty good barleywine.


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