Upright Sole Composition: Barleywine (Big Bottom Barrel-Aged)

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head. Brown sugar and a bit of fruit on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Body feels like a barleywine but is not cloying or goopy at all. Finish goes quite dry. Surprising in many very nice ways.

3.5
brokensail (16660) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Mahogany colored beer with a thin khaki head. Sweet vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. Big time brown sugar and dark fruits. Nice toffee/peanut brittle, too. Kind of a walnut flavor and some charred oak. Good sweetness of caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla. Light booze. Definitely on the sweet side.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a copper with a ring of a head. Nose is caramel sweetness pit fruit and plenty of wood. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee pit fruit and a good amount of wood.

3.5
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is caramel, candy sugar, bourbon. Medium mouth, candy sugar, caramel, very sweet, good.

3.4
Ferris (16691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle - Caramel and light bourbon notes. Cloudy copper with a rich beige head. Caramel you, sweet fruit notes and a thin finish. Not bad.

3.7
Sarlacc83 (2301) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 Bottle.A: Mahogany body with a creme head.N: Pineapple, caramel, vanilla, toffee, whiskey, oak, peppercorn.T: Sweet and light bitterness.M: Medium body, some alcohol, soft carbonation.O: Tasty but a bit astringent. I like it Re-rate: Nose has developed significantly. Big liquid caramel and toffee. A little oxidation. Palate has really settled. Big sweetness with a moderating bitterness. Really nice.

4
douglas88 (9688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium beige head. A big sweet fruity woody nose. The flavor is big sweet malts, toffee, oxidation, whiskey, berry. Very good. Dry.

3.1
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Dark amber-brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of caramel, wood, dark fruits and some alcohol. Sweet flavor, caramelly, with dark fruits, lots of wood, a licorice hint, a chocolate hint and a boozy finish. Medium to full-bodied.

4.4
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
deep caramel brown pour, off white head. Man this is good. Rich caramel and toffee, whiskey, rich vanilla, oak, brown sugar. Hints of hops but this beer is smooth and really nice to drink.

4.3
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
750mL bottle sample courtesy of dak, thanks. It pours with a murky deep amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up smooth notes of spicy oak, subtle booze, some pine hops and then various mild sweet molasses to malt notes. The taste is very much like the Bull Rush version but this barrel treatment has rounded out and smoothed over the whole experience. I get smooth sweet molasses and malts blending with pine hops and spicy oak. In the background murmurs some soft booze notes. This version also seems like a little richer and deeper experience. Nice! Age has done this wonders.


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