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White Label Barley Wine 2014 Makers Mark Bourbon BA - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: beerdrifter on 06-07-2014

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by beerdrifter:
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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Emelisse Brewery during ZeeBra Fest. Slightly cloudy amber-mahogany pour with a two finger white head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is big and buttery with lots of bourbon along with hints of vanilla, caramel, oak, butterscotch, and toffee. The taste follows suit with rich oak and bourbon notes front and center. Hints of butterscotch, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, vanilla, and booze. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with a subtle creaminess and velvety smooth, warming finish. Overall, this is amazingly drinkable 12% Barley Wine and another great offering from Emelisse!

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Photo of BarrelAged1991
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Nice sweet barley wine, much lower in hop than the 2012 version. sweet creamy, strong, and long lasting

Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber with a small creamy white head.
Great Bourbon on the nose, with oaky vanilla, toasted toffee, peach jam, butterscotch, persimmon, apple brandy. Sweet, fruity and warm.
Sticky fruit jam and caramel in the taste, with lots of sweet clear Bourbon bringing a big punch of alcohol, a bit mouth-numbing. Toffee and sweet malts cover up the fruitiness, without becoming too much. Barrel in the finish with really great oak and vanilla, nice and clean Bourbon, this time just warm. It's nice that the initial "shock" of booze mellows down in the end.
Aftertaste has Bourbon barrel and some lingering malt sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Really shows off the tasty Maker's Mark barrel, and doesn't exaggerate with the sweetness. A really great barleywine.

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White Label Barley Wine 2014 Makers Mark Bourbon BA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.