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Nickel Brook / Sawdust City "11/05" Barrel-Aged Barley Wine - Better Bitters Brewing Co.

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Nickel Brook / Sawdust City "11/05" Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 18.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Better Bitters Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-19-2013)
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A - Poured a murky dark copper/brown colour with only the slightest amount of light passing through and a thin layer of cream coloured head.

S -A big charred oak aroma is noticeable immediately. Some caramel, toffee, raisin and coconut notes come through as well.

T - A big charred oak presence is noticeable immediately that becomes more and more astringent as the beer warms. Some caramel, toffee and raisin notes from the base beer come through as well. The faintest hint of coconut is noticeable in the background along with a fairly substantial alcohol presence. The charred oak flavour is massive and the base beer doesn't seem to have held up well to the barrel aging.

M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation.

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Nickel Brook / Sawdust City "11/05" Barrel-Aged Barley Wine from Better Bitters Brewing Co.
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